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IPL for Sun Damage: Reversing the Effects of California Sun in Los Angeles

Posted on January 18, 2024 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

California may be blessed with almost perfect weather, especially if you enjoy being outside in the sun. Unfortunately, Los Angeles’ abundant sunshine comes at a price – skin damage caused by UV rays that form part of the sunshine we so enjoy. Plus, the resultant skin damage is cumulative and can lead to a range of unwanted symptoms, including sunburn, premature aging (lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and leathery texture), and hyperpigmentation. It can also be the cause of several far more serious conditions, such as several types of skin cancers.

What Is IPL Therapy?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses high-intensity light to penetrate below the skin’s surface. It’s able to stimulate deeper skin layers without affecting the top layer of the skin.

IPL treatments first became available in the 1990s and were initially developed to help treat vascular lesions.

Today, IPL is used to treat a variety of skin problems caused by sun damage, such as uneven skin tone, sunspots, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and mild to moderate lines and wrinkles.

How IPL Treats Sun Damage

IPL therapy directs high-intensity light containing a range of frequencies onto the areas being treated. The light energy has several benefits – it will be absorbed by the pigment in sunspots and by the blood vessels in rosacea, resulting in pigmented areas heating up and becoming damaged and ultimately being eliminated.

IPL light energy also stimulates the skin’s natural production of collagen, a key skin constituent essential for the skin’s health and appearance. Collagen is crucial for maintaining the skin’s structure, elasticity, and flexibility, helping the skin heal and regenerate, retaining moisture in the skin, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Benefits of IPL Therapy in LA’s Sun-Drenched Climate

IPL is a particularly effective way to treat superficial signs of sun damage that are very common in LA’s climate.

Unlike more invasive procedures, IPL requires no significant downtime. You can return to your daily activities immediately after the treatment.

IPL not only addresses sun damage but also enhances the overall appearance of your skin, giving it a more even tone and a smoother texture.

With proper skin care and sun protection, the results of IPL therapy can be long-lasting, helping you maintain healthier, younger-looking skin.

Is IPL Right for You?

IPL therapy is suitable for a variety of skin types, but it is always important to consult with a qualified practitioner before starting treatment. Your practitioner should be medically qualified and very experienced in performing the procedure. They will assess your skin’s condition, discuss your medical history, and determine if IPL is the right treatment for your needs and goals. A practitioner who performs other non-invasive cosmetic procedures may also be able to combine IPL with other treatments to achieve even better results.

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Your Laser Skin Care practitioners are medically qualified and have extensive experience in performing IPL procedures. We also have extensive experience with a wide variety of other non-invasive cosmetic procedures. We can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.

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She completed her Residency at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1998 and since then has specialized in Cosmetic Dermatology.

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