Have you ever been curious about what your skin care professional means when they suggest IPL treatments? IPL, which stands for intense pulsed light, is a type of light therapy that can effectively treat a variety of skin concerns, such as wrinkles, unwanted hair, sunspots, and age spots. While similar to laser treatment, which focuses on a single wavelength of light, IPL releases light of many different wavelengths, much like a photo flash.
Unlike laser treatments, IPL light is not as concentrated, allowing it to penetrate the second layer of your skin, the dermis, without harming the top layer, or epidermis. This makes IPL a safer option with less potential for skin damage, resulting in less downtime than laser treatments.
Nordlys IPL in Draper Utah
The Nordlys IPL technology is a safe and non-invasive option for skin rejuvenation and vascular treatments. It utilizes a combination of infrared and fractional laser to deliver millisecond pulses to both small and large areas, resulting in remarkable results. This technology has been rigorously researched for over two decades and is FDA-cleared for use.
The Nordlys machine has been specifically designed to filter out potentially harmful wavelengths and only allow beneficial wavelengths to come into contact with the skin. This ensures a safe and effective treatment that delivers optimal results.
The benefits of Nordlys include:
Nordlys offers a range of benefits for those seeking skin rejuvenation and vascular treatments. These include:
Removing vascular veins: Smaller vessels disappear immediately, and larger ones gradually fade over the next few weeks.
Treating rosacea: Nordlys can help reduce the appearance of rosacea flare-ups by targeting dilated and broken blood vessels beneath the skin.
Reducing age spots, brown spots, and sunspots: Nordlys can effectively treat these spots that appear on areas exposed to the sun, resulting in a more even complexion.
Eliminating hyperpigmentation: Nordlys can address excess melanin production in the skin, which can cause uneven skin tone and texture.
Treating skin acne and acne scarring: Nordlys can help reduce the appearance of small to large red bumps on the skin that can be painful and pus-filled.
During your Nordlys IPL in Draper Utah, a specific package will be developed to address your individual skin concerns. Wavelengths will be customized based on your skin type, issues, and the size of the treatment area. An applicator will be selected, and a thin layer of gel will be used to maximize the results of the treatment. While you may experience a warm sensation, there will be little to no pain.
Recovery from Nordlys treatment typically takes 3-5 days, with minimal redness that fades within several hours. With repeated sessions, you can expect more even skin tone, reduced blemishes, and smoother texture, resulting in more youthful-looking skin. However, it is important to note that individual results may vary.
How does IPL Work?
IPL treatments work by using light energy to heat and destroy pigment cells in the skin. As the unwanted pigment is cleared away, spots and freckles become less visible. Your skincare professional will use a handheld device to target multiple wavelengths of light into your skin, breaking down cells that are then naturally removed by your body. IPL is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns, including acne scars, birthmarks, injury scars, spider veins, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, age spots, freckles, melasma, stretch marks, sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, and even tattoo removal.
While IPL is generally safe, there are some situations in which it should be avoided. Pregnant individuals, those on blood thinners, and those taking acne drugs like Accutane should not undergo IPL treatment. Additionally, individuals with active acne prone to keloid scarring or those with a recent sunburn should also avoid IPL. Some side effects of IPL may include skin discoloration, swelling, bleeding, and scarring. Although the treatment can be somewhat painful, its effectiveness can be remarkable.
It’s important to note that IPL may work better on white or light brown skin than on darker skin, and the type of IPL device used during the procedure can also affect the outcome.
Multiple rounds of IPL treatment may be necessary before results are noticeable, though we do often see results in the first session.