Rejuvenate Your Skin with IPL Therapy

Whether it was sun bathing on the beach, swimming, gardening, or playing sports, catching a few rays when you were younger could be catching up with you now. Unfortunately, sun damage can creep up 10, 20, even 30 years later, making your skin appear and feel older than it really is. Although you enjoy looking back on those good times, the damage that occurred may turn into an unpleasant reminder of bygone days.

Let There Be Light

It’s the sun’s harmful UV rays that can really do damage your skin. Overexposure can lead to unsightly sun spots, darkened patches, and uneven pigmentation. The sun can cause dry, rough skin and even thin it out. But, there are other forms of light that can reverse the signs of aging that past sun damage may have created.

The range of light used in treatments like intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, including Lumenis One IPL Photorejuvenation, is able to penetrate the deeper tissues, triggering the body’s repair mechanisms. As the skin heals itself, the damaged tissue is removed, and what’s left is healthier, smoother-looking skin. The broad spectrum of light in each pulse allows UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center’s experienced laser technician to treat a variety of skin imperfections at the same time. While this non-invasive treatment addresses skin damage without affecting the skin’s surface, it can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively.

The Broad Appeal if IPL

While sun damage is the leading contributor to unappealing skin, it’s not the only reason to consider IPL rejuvenation. This therapy can counteract some of the natural signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and fine blood vessels. Some of our Raleigh patients are pleased to reduce or remove freckles, birth marks, or spots that they’ve been ashamed of since they were kids. Others have acne scars or chronic conditions such as rosacea that can be relieved with IPL therapy.

Now’s the Time for IPL Rejuvenation

When you think about it, the best time to treat your skin to IPL is during the winter. We’re coming off the summer months and into the holidays when more time is spent inside, where your skin not exposed to the sun—and you definitely want to avoid those rays before and after undergoing IPL treatments.

IPL Is Quick, Comfortable, and Effective

At UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center, IPL sessions are quick and easy. There’s little discomfort with this procedure—most people equate the experience to a rubber band being snapped against their skin, but you can minimize any pain by applying a numbing cream right before the treatment. Your skin will be red for up to three days, and you might have a little bruising, but there is little to no downtime.

While you can get back to work as soon as you feel like it, it’s not a bad idea to take a couple of days off or schedule your appointment right before the weekend. Within a week you’ll notice the skin of the treated areas start to flake off. You’ll want to be more careful in the sun by applying sunscreen, wearing hats, and other protective clothing. Remember that even when it’s overcast, your skin is still susceptible damage-causing UV rays.

IPL Photorejuvenation at UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center

If you are interested in IPL therapy at UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center, schedule an initial consultation today. We serve many different North Carolina areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Cary, Greenville, Clayton, Fayetteville, Garner, Greensboro, Wilson, Apex, Hillsborough, and Sanford.