IPL Laser Recovery: How to Get the Best Results
Want the kind of picture-perfect skin that will make you look like you just walked off a magazine cover?*
When your skin is marred with discolorations – including hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone – it can often feel like you’ll never get that glowing complexion. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments that can help fade the appearance of brown spots and hyperpigmentation. One of the most powerful options is the IPL laser treatment…*
And it’s now available at Illuminate Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto, CA.
What is IPL?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light; essentially, this procedure is a laser light treatment that’s used to fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including brown spots and uneven skin tone.* Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment, IPL laser procedures can even be used to minimize severe symptoms of sun damage and aging.*
In short, IPL treatments can make it possible for you to achieve the smooth and absolutely flawless skin you’ve been looking for.*
What To Expect From IPL Recovery
Since the IPL laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure, there’s no need to take time off of work in order to recover. However, patients can expect to experience a red and flushed appearance after the treatment; therefore, it’s important to wear sunscreen and avoid retinoid for a few weeks.
Over the next week or so after the treatment, brown spots and hyperpigmentation will begin to darken and rise to the surface. Eventually, these specks flake off the skin, creating a new and flawless appearance.* Should you feel self-conscious turning this stage of recovery, you can wear makeup to cover the darkened spots.
Other side effects include puffiness and temporary darkening of hyperpigmentation. The latter is more common in patients with darker skin tones; these darker spots can be treated with lightening cream.
IPL Treatments in Palo Alto
Clients in Palo Alto, CA, can contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery, for more information on the IPL procedure and the steps you need to take to optimize results.* At Illuminate Plastic Surgery we will customize the procedure based on your needs, so you can get the results you’re looking for. Call 650-433-8621 today to set up a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault.