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Photodynamic Therapy Treats Acne and Signs of Aging

Photodynamic therapy, more commonly known as a photo therapy facial, is a type of skin treatment that uses light-based technology to reduce aging of the skin, reduce pigmentation from the sun, lessen dark spots and reduce irregularities on the skin. A photo facial is administered by a trained esthetician or technician by placing an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) hand-held attachment on the affected area. The IPL photo facial releases a flash of bright light at high frequency to penetrate just below the surface of the skin. The IPL treatment will feel similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Benefits of IPL Treatments on Skin With Rosacea, Acne or Sign of Aging

A photo facial IPL machine is a great tool for an esthetician to use to help treat several skin imperfections whether they're on the face or body. Light therapy can be used to treat:

After one treatment you’ll see an improvement in your skin tone, fine wrinkles and notice a generally enhanced glow. Depending on your situation, you may need up to three treatments of IPL light therapy before getting the results you're looking for. For acne treatment, IPL is used as a last resort and in combination with other medications.

IPL Photo Therapy Recovery & Side Effects

Recovery time and side effects will vary depending on the treatment chosen.

For vein removal, the skin will be a little red between 2 and 5 days. For any face treatments, spots tend to look darker for up to a week. The marks and lesions will begin to clear and be gone within a month. You are free to wear makeup right after the treatment, just take caution to apply and remove it gently. 

Also, be sure to apply a "broad-spectrum" sunscreen of at least 30 SPF as the new skin will be very sensitive to sunlight.


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