IPL for Hyperpigmentation
IPL for Hyperpigmentation
If you spend a lot of time out in the sun, your skin will get damaged overtime, developing brown, splotchy spots and changes in pigmentation that can lead to serious skin problems. This problem is known as hyperpigmentation, and it is one of the most difficult skin problems to deal with. Thankfully, there is a medical procedure that can get rid of those spots and correct your skin’s pigmentation.
What Is IPL?
IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a laser treatment surgery that requires no cutting or anesthetic, and it can be performed at a laser surgery clinic. You don’t have to go to the hospital for this treatment, since it is considered cosmetic surgery.
Cherie will give you protective eyewear to put on to safeguard your sensitive eyes from the light. Then a gel will be applied to your skin and over the affected areas. This gel will be activated with a pulsed light, which breaks apart the pigmentation into tiny particles that your body can expel on its own. They either rise to the surface as dead cells to be cleansed away or they are taken away by your body’s lymphatic system. Either way, the result is the same: you get clear skin that has the right pigmentation and looks like your skin again. The damage is reversed, and you get beautiful, clear skin once more.
Benefits of IPL
You will likely find that IPL is the best way to deal with hyperpigmentation. It may be more expensive than some of the other methods, but it is far more effective and simpler for you. You just lay back and relax while Cherie does all the work.
You also get better results than you would with topical gels or creams. The results occur much faster and are far more pronounced with IPL. You can see changes in as little as a day or two, and the spots should disappear completely a few days later. That’s generally why people choose this method over others. They want results fast, and they don’t want to worry about the problem coming back shortly after treatment.
This treatment can work on any part of the skin that is affected. Hyperpigmentation can appear on the chest, face or arms, and really anywhere that is exposed to the sun, and IPL works to clear up your skin, no matter where the problem is.
What to Expect
You can see significant results in as little as one session with Cherie. That’s much faster than with other treatment methods. Most of the time, though, a dermatologist will recommend you go for three to five sessions, each one about a month apart, and then two follow-up sessions over the course of the next year.
Your results will vary, depending on how severe the hyperpigmentation is and how long you have suffered from the problem. The type of skin you have can determine how effective the treatment is as well.