GOOD BYE SUN DAMAGE
Rewind the clock with IPL (Intense Pulse Light) at Azani Medical Spa in Bethlehem, PA
Are you noticing sunspots, freckles, and uneven skin tone from the hot summer months? Now you can erase years of sun damage with Azani Medical Spa’s IPL Light Sheer Procedure. IPL treatments have become a popular choice over intense laser procedures because there is little to no down time. You can have the IPL treatment over your lunch break and go on with your day.
The IPL device is less harsh than a laser treatment because it penetrates the dermis (2nd layer of the skin) without damaging the epidermis (top layer of the skin). The light energy is absorbed into the darker pigment and converted into heat which breakdowns the unwanted sun spots and freckles. This procedure can be done on all parts of the body including face, chest, hands, arms, legs, back and stomach. However, the most common treatment areas are face, chest and hands.
Before you go to get an IPL treatment, you may want to request a consultation from your aesthetician. She will access your skin type to determine if you are a good candidate. If you are someone who could experience positive results from IPL, there will be a few things your aesthetician will recommend you AVOID at least 1 week or more before your procedure.
Things to AVOID:
- Prolonged sun exposure (you do not want to be tan)
- Antibiotics (complete all antibiotics at least 1 week prior to procedure)
- Chemical peels
- Skincare products containing Retinol A
The day of your treatment is quick and requires little to no downtime. You will wear protective goggles. The aesthetician will apply a gel over the treatment area and the will use the IPL hand held device. The procedure is a little uncomfortable but should only feel like a small rubber band snap or slight pinch each time the light is applied over the area. You can expect your skin to be a little pink but that it all. Because IPL does not damage the top layer of your skin, you can resume your regular daily activities. The only thing you may what to avoid is strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours, so your skin has time to heal and recover.
Over the next few days, you can expect for your freckles and sun spots to actually become darker. Do not worry, that is good! It means the procedure worked well on you, and you will see those dark spots eventually slough off over the next week or two revealing beautiful smooth and more youthful skin without the sun spots.
Brianna, Azani Medical Spa’s lead aesthetician, is an expert at skincare, IPL treatments and Laser Hair Removal. Call Azani today to find out about our specials and set up a consultation. Start the new year with a fresh new, and younger, look. Brianna will offer you a customized plan to get amazing results!
Azani Medical Spa serving the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton) is located at 3101 Emrick Blvd, Suite 201 in Bethlehem, PA 18020.