Are you ready to say goodbye to dark spots, uneven skin tone, rosacea, and more? Your time spent in the hot Dallas, TX, sun can be shining through with its unwanted after-effects on your skin. You may now wish you had spent less time unprotected from the damaging rays. After years of exposure, there may be uneven dark spots and freckled patches (also known as age spots) on your face, neck, shoulders, or other parts of the body. The good news is that with the innovative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, also called a photofacial, you can transform your red, blotchy skin into a beautiful complexion. The experienced and knowledgeable team at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, can help correct sun damage with IPL.
What is IPL?
ZO Skin Centre uses IPL, which features intense pulses of light that penetrate deep into the skin, to treat a variety of issues. It is ideal for both men and women who want to hit the refresh button on their skin and minimize the damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. IPL is a relatively quick and straightforward treatment that reduces the appearance of sun damage with minimal downtime. Not only is IPL a fast and effective way to eliminate discoloration, it also works to improve skin texture and minimize wrinkles, leaving the skin smoother and younger looking. Photofacials are generally effective for all skin types, but the professionals at ZO Skin Centre will determine if IPL is the best treatment for your needs.
How IPL photofacials work
An IPL photofacial works in many ways to treat your skin. A broad spectrum of light targets individual molecules, reducing blemishes caused by harmful UV rays. The treatment begins by delivering an intense pulse of light to the second layer of skin, known as the dermis. The light energy is then transformed into heat, causing tiny lesions in the skin. Over the next few weeks, as the skin heals, collagen and elastin are produced, which are the responsible agents for firm and vibrant skin.
If you have dark spots or uneven skin tone, which are often caused by frequent UV exposure from the sun, IPL treatments can work very well. The power of the pulsed light breaks up the cells that contain dark spots and blemishes, also called melanin. While the body heals from the procedure, the old skin will flake away, scab over, or be removed naturally by the body.
The versatility of IPL
The face is the most commonly treated area at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas. But for patients with concerns about other parts of their bodies, IPL photofacials can be used on the neck, chest, shoulders, hands, and other areas to minimize the effects of aging. Based on the severity of the damage, you may require multiple visits scheduled every four weeks to achieve your desired look. Follow-up IPL sessions are recommended as needed. Our experienced team in Dallas, TX, will work with you to develop an IPL treatment plan.
What to expect
Before treatment, one of our qualified aestheticians will give you protective eye gear. A cooling gel will be applied to the targeted area to ensure maximum comfort. During the 45 – 60 minute treatment, it is not uncommon to experience a slight pinching feeling that will quickly subside when the procedure is finished.
After your treatment
Following treatment, your skin may be reddish but you can resume your daily activities. Patients love this treatment because there is virtually no downtime. A cold compress can help with the redness, and direct sunlight should be avoided for at least one week. For optimal results, a few additional treatments may be required, depending on the condition of your skin.
Are you ready for a fresh appearance?
The sun’s strong UV rays can take their toll on your skin, especially if sunscreen was not a top priority in years past. Your days of catching some rays most likely left their mark on your skin in the form of dark spots, uneven tone, freckles, and discoloration. ZO Skin Centre offers the latest technology when it comes to obtaining younger-looking skin. If you are ready to refresh your face and other areas by eliminating the signs of sun damage, call ZO Skin Centre in Dallas today to schedule your appointment for an IPL photofacial.