Summer is one of the most popular times of the year for traveling, outdoor activities and other summer celebrations. Unfortunately, with the summer season, extended hours in the sun usually means sun damage to the skin. The sun is one of the single most harmful factors when it comes to skin health – it dries out the skin, accelerates the aging process and can cause a number of pigmentation issues. Below, we’ll tell you how to undo this summer damage with the use of IPL Photofacials.
What is an IPL Photofacial?
An IPL photofacial is a light-based treatment that uses bursts of light energy to stimulate rejuvenation in the skin. Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is the primary treatment function, delivering energy to the deeper layers of the skin and stimulating collagen production. This process can also break up hyperpigmentation issues like brown spots and sun damage – one of the most common skin conditions that people develop during the summer months! With a series of treatments, patients can eliminate these concerns in a matter of weeks.
The Benefits of IPL Treatments in Fall
If you’ve developed some of the unwanted changes in the skin that come with summer weather, Fall is the perfect time to schedule your treatments. There are even more benefits to scheduling your IPL treatments in the Fall beyond the timely treatment of summer damage.
Firstly, although the IPL treatment does not require any substantial downtime, the skin will be sensitive in the days following treatment. Ordinarily, we recommend that patients avoid any extended sun exposure or outdoor activities until the skin heals. During the fall, this is likely going to be less of an issue, since the weather is cooler and the sun is less harsh. Starting treatments in the fall is a great way to reduce the inconveniences of the IPL treatment.
Additionally, starting treatments in the fall can get your skin in great shape for holiday gatherings and other social events in the winter. If you want to look your best for these events, you can begin your IPL treatments in the fall in order to complete a full series of IPL treatments and achieve the full treatment benefits.
What are the Other Benefits of IPL Treatments?
In addition to offering effective treatment for sun damage, IPL treatments offer a quick and comfortable treatment experience that is easy to fit into any schedule or lifestyle. These treatments include:
- Skin tone and texture
- Acne scars
Are IPL Photofacials Right for Me?
IPL photofacials are generally suitable for most patients. If you’re considering these treatments, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery. We’ll discuss your treatment goals to ensure that you receive the treatment that is best for you.