Many of us have skin that is prone to showing signs of aging, sun damage, and common concerns such as discoloration and pigmentation. Are you looking for an effective treatment that can rejuvenate and transform your appearance? Venus IPL Photofacial is good for treating pigmentation. This treatment that we offer at Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN is excellent for addressing skin issues such as sunspots, dark spots, and pigmented lesions.
What Is an IPL Photofacial?
Smooth and evenly toned skin is a primary indicator of physical health and beauty. This treatment works to improve pigmentation while also removing unwanted hair and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This revolutionary therapy uses intense pulse light to stimulate natural collagen production. After only a few treatments, you can observe a significant reduction in your symptoms by as much as 50-75%. In some cases, problematic skin pigmentation can completely go away.
A Revolutionary Treatment for Pigmentation
If you are suffering from the effects of sun damage, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation, you are not alone. These skin conditions affect many people and cannot always be avoided. Our skin gets its natural color from a pigment called melanin. We have special cells in our skin that produce this pigment. When these cells become unhealthy or damaged, we can experience abnormal melanin production. It causes dark spots, sun spots, skin discoloration, or too much redness.
The most fixes for skin pigmentation include the use of lightening creams and other over the counter products. These products are affordable, but not as effective as professional treatments. An Venus IPL Photofacial treatment, on the other hand, is an innovative therapy that is gentle on the skin and promises visible results in only a few weeks.
The Technology and Process
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. In other words, a Venus IPL Photofacial is a type of revolutionary light therapy that works to improve pigmentation while also addressing common skin concerns. This therapy uses several wavelengths that allow us to customize your treatment and address a variety of skin tones and types. By using the heat produced by light energy, this treatment stimulates the natural collagen production in the skin.
Only the living cells in your skin are affected by the treatment. Completely safe and non-invasive, the Venus Versa IPL Photofacial penetrates the top layer of the skin, and only the lower layer is exposed to the effects of light therapy. The energy produced by the laser light is absorbed by the cells in your skin responsible for pigmentation. Darker spots absorb more energy and create more heat, destroying hyperpigmented and problematic skin cells.
What Happens During the Treatment?
Before anything else, you will need to visit our office for an initial consultation. We will discuss your goals and expectations, so we can come up with customized solutions that will give you the best results. An examination and evaluation of your skin condition will also be necessary. If you have other skin issues such as acne or dermatitis, we will consider these. We will provide you with everything you need to prepare for the therapy.
The session itself is an outpatient treatment that lasts approximately 20-30 minutes. We will use an IPL device that is calibrated to a custom setting that is ideal for your skin tone, type, and treatment needs. The device will deliver rapid flashes over the skin area that requires treatment. Depending on the severity of your condition and goals, we will schedule your next treatment. The best results usually occur within three to six sessions.
What Are the Benefits of the Treatment?
This therapy provides a combination of benefits that works to rejuvenate and restore your skin. The result is improved skin appearance, with a reduction of the signs of aging and pigmentation problems.
Reduced Skin Redness From Rosacea
Rosacea is a common skin pigmentation problem that causes excessive redness and the appearance of visible blood vessels in your face. In some cases, you may also observe the production of small, red, pus-filled bumps. Unfortunately, this problem does not always go away on its own. In some cases, rosacea may go into remission. You may observe shorter or longer periods between flare-ups. Without actively treating this skin problem, you may experience permanent damage as a result.
Persons with rosacea are often underdiagnosed or undertreated. This problem can also cause considerable distress. It can impact your day to day life and disrupt social relationships. Rosacea can diminish your quality of life. By undergoing IPL treatments, you can address the earliest symptoms of this condition and avoid permanent damage in the future.
Reduced Pigmentation From Sun Damage
Do you think you might have sun damage? This common skin problem comes in many different forms. Some of the signs and symptoms include age spots, melasma, uneven pigmentation, and freckles. Wrinkles, fine lines, and tanning are also common signs of sun damage. Many people try to prevent sun damage by covering up with clothing, wearing hats, and using sunscreen. However, not all of us can always avoid sun exposure.
During your treatment, intense pulse light is delivered to the lower layers of the skin. By stimulating collagen production and destroying hyperpigmented cells, IPL treats sun-damaged skin layer by layer. After a few sessions, new skin is then able to grow and thrive.
Less Dark Spots and Age Spots
If you are frequently exposed to the sun or regularly use tanning beds, you can develop sun spots or dark spots. This skin problem usually appears in the areas of the body that receive the most exposure, including the face, hands, or arms. Direct and frequent exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives color to our skin.
Over the years, age spots appear when the melanin in our skin is produced in higher concentrations. It can take years before dark spots can fade or go away, depending on what causes it and how deep it lies in your skin. By undergoing IPL therapy, you can see a reduction of up to 70% on the dark spots and pigmentation caused by UV rays.
Improved Skin Firmness
Collagen and elastin are the two primary structural proteins that determine the firmness of our skin. Supple, young-looking, and firm skin is usually full of collagen. We have the highest levels of collagen in our skin during our 20’s. The production declines with age. Loss of skin firmness is a common sign of the natural process of aging. Many products and over-the-counter treatments claim to lift and improve skin firmness, but not all can produce immediate and satisfying results.
IPL treatments boost the natural production of collagen. The therapy gently targets your deep tissues under the skin and prompts your body to produce more collagen. This process can help slow down the effects of skin aging. As the collagen structures rebuild and reproduce, skin firmness also improves. Wrinkles smoothen from the inside out.
Decreased Pore Size Appearance
Many home remedies and alternative treatments promise to help you decrease the size of pores. However, there isn’t truly a way to permanently change your pore size. Enlarged pores are also hereditary. They tend to look even more so if you have oily skin. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, making pores appear larger as well. What we can only do is make them appear smaller or minimize their appearance.
Proper skin care and maintaining good hygiene are great ways to improve the appearance of large pores. Venus IPL Photofacial treatments can also help and provide satisfying results. Intense light pulses from the treatment have the effect of rejuvenating the skin. It penetrates deep into your dermis and kills bacteria while stimulating collagen production. The result is a decreased pore size appearance due to reduced oil production.
Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles
One of the early indicators or first signs of aging is the appearance of fine lines. These small, shallow lines often appear on the face. Fine lines are very mild, whereas wrinkles run deeper. Without proper skincare or treatment, they can turn into wrinkles as part of the natural aging process. The skin becomes rougher when the collagen and elastin beneath the surface of your skin begin to break down.
To prevent and reduce fine lines, you can rely on treatments and solutions that boost collagen production. Venus IPL Photofacial treatments are one of the most effective ways of combating fine lines as the early signs of aging. You can even eliminate them through proper care and urgent treatment.
Who Are the Ideal Candidates?
If you have sun-damaged, blotchy, or discolored skin due to rosacea or hyperpigmentation, you may be an ideal candidate for the treatment. IPL therapy is most effective on fair, untanned skin. Before undergoing light therapy, we also recommend that you moisturize regularly and avoid too much sun exposure. If possible, wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and stop smoking.
However, people with tanned or excessive dark brown skin are not necessarily good candidates for IPL treatments or light therapies. Because this treatment heats the surrounding skin tissues and melanin, you’ll have a higher risk of burns if you have darker skin, due to the heat produced. Light therapy can also overstimulate and increase the appearance of the darkened skin pigmentation.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of the treatment are permanent. However, you’ll still need to take good care of your skin to maintain the effects of your treatment. Our skin is still susceptible to additional damage through sun exposure.
How to Maintain Your Results
For best results, follow our after-treatment care instructions. Proper care includes avoiding scratching or picking at blemishes that may eventually surface. Take enough rest and allow your skin to heal and naturally flake off. Strenuous exercises should be avoided, including hot baths and showers for the first two days. Too much heat on the skin can alter the final results.
Some of the best ways to improve and maintain your treatment results include:
- Avoiding direct sun exposure
- Wearing daily sunscreen of SPF 30
- Keeping your skin moisturized at all times
- Using a gentle cleanser with warm water
The ideal results typically show after three to six treatments. We recommend that you space out treatments one month in between. Combined with proper care and a healthy lifestyle, you can sustain your results and keep your skin looking smooth, clear, and evenly toned.
Discover a Revolutionary Treatment for Pigmentation
Would you like to refresh your complexion and see your skin glow? A Venus IPL Photofacial at home will give your skin the treatment it needs to look its very best. We believe that you deserve to be confident in your skin and get only the best professional care. Contact our specialists at Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN to schedule a consultation today. Our dedicated experts can’t wait to help you achieve your beauty goals!