How Often Should I Get IPL Treatments?

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Everyone wants the smooth, dewy skin of youth, but sun exposure, aging, hormone changes, and genetics can all make skin appear less than radiant. Residents of the Las Vegas, NV area may benefit from an innovative treatment, IPL photofacial, from double board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh and the team at RareV. To learn more about IPL treatments and how often they’re recommended for maximum results, book a consultation today.

What is IPL?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials use focused light pulses to target uneven or unwanted color on the surface of the skin. This light energy causes the skin to become heated, which causes the body’s natural healing response to spring into action. The result is healthy, new collagen, which pushes away areas of increased pigment, rough texture, and other skin issues.

A couple of days after an IPL photofacial, patients notice the imperfections underneath the outer surface of the skin rise to the surface layers. Those imperfections then begin to flake off, and the skin continues the healing process, generating new collagen and healthy skin cells.

What skin issues does IPL improve?

IPL photofacials can improve many types of skin issues, including hyperpigmentation, sun and age spots, rosacea, visible pores, melasma, redness, freckles, spider veins, and more.

How often can you get IPL treatments?

To achieve the best result, the team at RareV in Las Vegas, NV recommends most patients undergo at least 3 – 6 sessions, as skin will continue improving with additional treatment. These treatments should be done about one month apart to give skin enough time to heal in between sessions.

The exact number of sessions will depend on your individual treatment plan recommended by Dr. Singh. Another reason to wait for about a month in between sessions is that some patients do find IPL treatments uncomfortable, though serious pain is rare. Still, it’s best to give your skin as much time to heal and readjust as possible.

It’s important after your treatment to avoid exposure to the skin, whether by staying indoors or wearing sunscreen anytime you are outside. During the recovery period, as your skin is healing itself, it will be more susceptible to sun damage.

How quick are results from IPL treatments?

Most men and women who receive IPL photofacials begin noticing improvement after their first session, though skin will continue to improve in appearance for about a month before reaching the maximum improvement from a single session. However, most people won’t see their skin issues resolve entirely from a single IPL photofacial session, which is why multiple sessions over the course of several months are recommended. Having several sessions also helps the results last longer and appear more natural.

Erase sun damage and other skin problems

Changes to your skin are common, especially as you age. Lifestyle, diet, and genetics all play a role, but few of us are blessed with perfect, youthful skin throughout the course of our lives. Whether your skin has dark spots, hyperpigmentation, scars, or other unwanted characteristics, the team at RareV in Las Vegas, NV is ready to help. Dr. Raj Singh will evaluate your skin and recommend the best course of action, and our quick IPL treatments can have you looking your best in just a few visits.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.