Ever heard of intense plug light (IPL) therapy? Sometimes called a photo facial, this popular cosmetic procedure improves the color and texture of your skin without going under the knife. Sound intriguing? Today’s blog post explains everything you need to know about IPL Rockville MD.
How it Works
IPL undoes sun damage occurring on the face, neck, hands, and chest. How does it manage to do that? Well, the body rids itself of unwanted cells when the skin is heated. Unlike lasers, an IPL device emits wavelengths of pulsating light. That light targets any underlying (read: unwanted) colors in the skin.
Who Should Get IPL
Wondering if you’re a good candidate for IPL Rockville MD? We recommend IPL to people with pale or light brown skin who are looking to get rid of:
- Fine lines
- Spider veins
- Unwanted hair
- Discolored skin
- Broken blood vessels
- Liver or age spots (brown spots)
- Dark spots caused by hormonal changes
What To Expect
Have an IPL appointment coming up? If so, refrain from tanning, waxing, wearing perfume, and taking aspirin (or any other medication that makes you sun-sensitive) beforehand.
The procedure begins by rubbing a special gel on clean skin. Then, a handheld IPL device is applied to your body for about 20 to 30 minutes. While most people don’t mind the pulsating light, the treatment might sting a bit. (Think: someone flicking a rubber band on you.) If you’re nervous about the discomfort, ask for numbing cream about 30 to 60 minutes before the procedure.
Best IPL Rockville MD
Interested in getting IPL Rockville MD? Our qualified practitioners at Hackley DDS would be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have. Stop by our office or contact our team to book a consultation appointment.