IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a cosmetic treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of your skin. While it can be an excellent option for many people, some should avoid IPL treatments.
Who should not have IPL?
If you have dark skin or a tan, IPL might not be your best option. This is because the light energy used in IPL can target the melanin (pigment) in your skin, which could lead to discoloration or even burns. If you have a history of skin cancer or have a current skin condition like eczema or rosacea, you should also avoid IPL.
Is the IPL worth it?
Whether IPL is worth, it depends on your personal goals and expectations. IPL can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and redness, but it may not eliminate them. IPL can also help with eye veins and improve skin texture and tone. However, it can be expensive and may require multiple treatments to see results.
Comparison before and after IPL treatment
Does IPL lighten your skin?
IPL can help lighten areas of hyperpigmentation or dark spots but does not lighten your overall skin tone. IPL targets the pigment in your skin to break up and reduce discoloration.
Does IPL help with eye veins?
Yes, IPL can help reduce the appearance of eye veins. The light energy from IPL targets the blood vessels, causing them to break down and fade over time.
Will IPL remove dark spots?
IPL can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, but it may not eliminate them. Depending on the severity of the dark spots, you may need multiple treatments to see results.
Will IPL remove hyperpigmentation?
Yes, IPL can help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. The light energy targets the pigment in your skin, breaking it up and reducing the appearance of discoloration.
Is laser better than IPL?
Laser and IPL use similar technologies to target the pigment in your skin, but laser is generally more precise and targeted. Laser treatments can also be more expensive than IPL.
Does IPL cause stubble?
No, IPL does not cause stubble. IPL targets the hair follicles to reduce hair growth, but it does not affect the texture of your hair.
Why is my hair still growing after IPL?
It is normal to see some hair regrowth after IPL treatments. IPL targets the hair follicles during the active growth phase, but not all hair follicles are in this phase simultaneously. This means that some hair may not be affected by the treatment and will continue to grow as usual. Multiple treatments are typically needed to see a significant reduction in hair growth.