It’s very difficult to achieve glowing, blemish-free skin on your own. As you get older, you’re likely to develop fine lines, redness, and hyperpigmentation. At Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, North Carolina, we can improve all of these issues with Sciton IPL treatments. These sophisticated treatments will diminish your imperfections and give you a radiant complexion.
How Many Sessions of Sciton IPL Do You Need?
Sciton IPL is a gentle treatment that uses laser energy to correct many different types of skin problems. This laser energy is very powerful, and you are likely to see changes in your skin issues after you get one IPL treatment.
That said, you will usually achieve more dramatic improvements in your skin if you receive a series of IPL sessions. In general, we will advise you to receive four to six IPL treatments. You should wait for about three to six weeks between each appointment.
How Does This IPL Treatment Improve My Skin?
This treatment uses a special type of laser energy to fix your skin problems. During your appointment, we will use a special device to send intense pulsed light energy, also known as IPL, into your target area. This energy will have several different wavelengths. As your tissues absorb this energy, the structure of your skin will improve and your body will begin to heal your acne and other skin problems.
What Issues Can This Laser Treatment Improve?
This powerful treatment can fix many different skin issues.
Addressing the Effects of Age
This treatment is a very good way to soften the fine lines and minor wrinkles that are likely to appear on your face over time. In addition, we can use this technique to fade your age spots and sun damage.
Fixing Other Skin Problems
You don’t have to be in your forties or fifties to suffer from skin issues. It’s common to have issues with acne, freckles, and redness at an earlier point in your life. In addition, you might have mild scars, pigmented lesions, and redness. If you are experiencing any of these issues, you are likely to benefit from receiving IPL treatments.
Will My IPL Treatment Take a Long Time to Complete?
Your treatment will not take a long time to complete. Since your laser session will be designed to address your unique skin problems, the length of your appointment will vary. That said, our IPL treatments frequently take about 20 minutes. You’ll be able to drive yourself to your office or home once we have finished improving your skin.
When Will My Skin Improve?
Your response to this laser treatment will depend on the type of aesthetic issues that you have, the severity of these problems, and other variables. However, you are likely to see gradual changes in your skin as you continue to receive IPL treatments.
For example, if you are using this technique to fix redness, you might see positive changes in your complexion two weeks after you receive your initial IPL treatment. As you receive additional IPL sessions, your redness will continue to become less visible.
What Aftercare Rules Should I Follow During My Recovery Period?
There’s no need for you to stay home from your work after you get your IPL treatments. However, since the skin in your target area may be sensitive for a couple of days, you should avoid using harsh soaps or skincare products during this time. In addition, you should apply sunscreen when you go outside.
What Is the Difference Between IPL and Laser Treatments?
During a traditional laser treatment, a medical provider will send focused energy into your skin. This energy usually has only one wavelength. This treatment can be a good way to fix one type of skin issue. For example, you might use a laser treatment to fix wrinkles on your skin.
A Different Approach
IPL treatments will use pulsed energy with a variety of wavelengths to improve your appearance. This energy is good at correcting many different types of skin issues at the same time. For example, you could treat age spots, acne, and wrinkles during a single IPL session.
In addition to correcting multiple issues during a single session, IPL treatments can fix problems that traditional lasers may not be able to correct. For example, these treatments are good at addressing hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for This IPL Treatment?
Since this technique is very versatile, you are likely to be a suitable candidate for a Sciton IPL treatment. However, you may not be able to use this treatment if you have severe scars in your target area, a tendency to develop keloid scars, or other medical conditions that affect your skin. In addition, you should not get this treatment if you have recently used a tanning bed or tanning lotion on your skin.
To ensure that you are eligible for this treatment, we will look at your skin and talk about the aesthetic problems that you are experiencing. We will also ask you about your medical background and discuss any health problems that could affect your response to this treatment.
Achieve Beautiful Skin
Getting older will enhance your chances of developing age spots, fine lines, redness, and other aesthetic issues. Sciton IPL treatments will correct these imperfections and make you look more youthful and attractive. To learn more about this IPL treatment, contact us at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, North Carolina.