Aging is never fun. Especially when you start noticing the signs of it when you feel like you aren’t ready to. When I was in my teens, it was popular to look overly tanned and have a nice “glow”. Little did I know, I actually looked orange instead of golden. A combination of tanning beds, zero to little SPF, and time caused significant pigmentation on my face that I always thought were freckles.
I googled what could be done to reverse this and three letters that popped up were ”IPL”.
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. This treatment is combined with bipolar radio frequency for amazing results in as little as one treatment. Not only does it reverse the signs of sun damage, broken capillaries, and rosacea, it is also great for activating collagen to smooth the skin, as well as taming acne.
Treatments can be done on the face and other areas of the body such as the chest and hands.
I scheduled a complimentary consultation with one of Dermal Laser Centres Skin Health Specialists to find out more, and to see how I can begin to reverse the damage I had caused to my skin. After the technician went over my medical history to make sure I was a good candidate, it was time for my patch test. This is a safety precaution to make sure your skin reacts properly to the treatment. Also, to get a sensation of what the treatment would overall feel like. I appreciated this safety precaution and it made me feel at ease knowing that I was in good hands. The technician covered my eyes with secure eye protection shields, then placed a cool ultra sound gel on my face where the IPL tip would be placed for my first pulse. 3,2,1…zap! There was minimal discomfort as she went on to 2 more pulses along my lower face.
I had to wait 24 hours before I could proceed with the treatment for my full face. The next day I came back and we continued with the rest of the facial areas of concern. The technicians can customize the areas you are wanting to improve (full face, half face etc.) to meet your concerns as well as your budget.
After the treatment I couldn’t believe my eyes! All the sun spots and pigmentation looked like it was sitting on the top layer of my skin. It looked similar to ground coffee. The technician said it was completely normal and over the next couple of days would slowly flake off to reveal new lightened skin. After one treatment, my pigmentation looked dramatically lighter and radiant. Upon leaving, I was so excited I booked my next treatment at the suggested 4 week interval.
I would highly suggest this treatment to anyone who has these same issues, or who just wants to improve the look and feel of their skin.