Have you ever had a rubber band snapped repeatedly all over your face?
The very first thing you need to know about professional medical IPL therapy treatments is that they can HURT!
It is highly recommended that you use the numbing cream prior to any ILP therapy or ~ WARNING ~ each zap is going to hurt.
Admittedly, every year the technology (and comfort level) of intensive light therapy improves significantly.
The price tag of the professional treatments has also become more affordable. Though when several sessions are required to effectively produce significant results.
While there are several different types of professional IPL machines, they typically feature a small wand, rather like an ingenious flashlight, with a small vacuum cleaner type hose attached to a big, huge machine.
The machine hums merrily in the background while the wand zaps the targeted area of the skin. You get to put on darling little dark opaque goggles to protect your eyes before a nice thick layer of cold gel is applied to the skin as protection and conductor prior to the IPL zapping.
The zapping is immediately followed by a bright flash of light and a snapping sensation to the skin.
Depending on your tolerance to pain and if you decided to use numbing cream prior to the treatment, the snapping can feel like a big rubber band stretched to its limit then released against your skin. . .
If your skin has been numbed, the zap feels like a teeny little flick of a finger. The discomfort is tolerable, but trust me on this one, numbing cream is the way to go.
Why be uncomfortable?
Actually, amazing well.
Intensive pulse light treatments are used to treat a variety of skin conditions, skin firming and hair removal depending on the wavelength of the laser.
For photorejuvenation, IPL therapy is used to correct damaged areas of the skin as a result of hyperpigmentation, effectively zapping away rid of age spots as well as red, splotchy skin, even rosacea.
After an IPL therapy treatment, your face might be a little swollen in spots and you will most likely notice some discoloration ranging from minor redness to small brownish splotches.
That is evidence that the treatment is working effectively. You will notice that the areas on your skin that discolor the most are the areas where you will see the most improvement once the discoloration fades in a week or so.
The discoloration can be significant enough that if you look at your skin in a magnifying mirror, it will appear like your face was splattered with tiny little flecks of mud.
This is an excellent sign that all those age spots and damaged areas of your skin will disappear when the skin recovers from the treatment.
It is also recommended by some IPL therapy treatment specialists that a facial peel a week or so after the treatment is helpful to get rid of that discoloration.
Age spots, GONE!
Spider veins across the bridge of your nose, GONE!
Ruddy red cheeks, GONE!
Under eye discoloration, GONE!
Mottled skin tone, GONE!
It is truly awesome to see all those stubborn skin damaged areas literally vanish.
Beautiful, soft, younger looking skin.
It all contributes to your skin looking so good and feeling great!
The very best feature of IPL therapy is that it
DOES WORK ~ marvelously!
And if you use the numbing cream, it isn't even remotely uncomfortable. And remember, that there is no need to be peeled off the ceiling after the IPL zaps you, just slather on the numbing cream and you'll be fine.
NEW. . .
With advances in technology, home light therapy for skin rejuvenation treatment devices just keeps getting better and better. While certainly not providing immediate results like a professional IPL treatment, DIY home light therapy for skin rejuvenating facial devices can provide great results over time, like:
These home facial lasers utilize the technology used for professional lasers but at a safe power level designed for home use.
DIY home light therapy for skin rejuvenation treatments just doesn't get any better than that!
Visit the Skin Care Shop and check out all your facial rejuvenation options.