Can Sun-Damaged Skin be Improved With IPL Treatments?

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Sun damage is a major concern for many people because it leads to premature aging and discoloration. Fortunately, intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments at Limitless Me Wellness are an effective way to improve your appearance and confidence. The Harmony XL PRO by Alma administers strong pulses of light energy deep into the dermis, which encourages natural collagen production and repairs damaged cells.

Dr. Kia Mitchell understands the importance of maintaining a healthy complexion and personalizes IPL sessions to target sun-damaged skin. Call our office in Jacksonville, FL to book an appointment and start your journey to a brighter, more youthful look today.

What sun damage does to your skin

Ultraviolet (UV) rays often lead to unwanted signs of aging and hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Though regular sun exposure provides our bodies with a healthy dose of Vitamin D, too much causes our skin to age prematurely. You may experience fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, and other forms of damage that detract from your appearance.

Some drugstore products and even facials can be helpful in reducing mild forms of sun damage, but moderate to severe cases require professional attention. An IPL photofacial reaches into the deeper layers for results that are not only dramatic but long-lasting.

What happens during an IPL appointment?

Dr. Mitchell begins each IPL session with a consultation to determine which areas of the face and neck require treatment and how many sessions are necessary to help. achieve your desired results. Most people need 3 – 6 appointments scheduled about one month apart. This gives the skin time to heal and collagen to rebuild between sessions.

During an IPL photofacial, a handheld device delivers pulses of light energy deep into the dermis. The process should not hurt, though some patients experience a warm or prickly sensation on the surface. There's no downtime associated with treatment in Jacksonville, FL, so you can return to work or other activities afterward.

When do sun-damaged skin and dark spots fade away?

Results from IPL can be seen in as little as one session, but it takes time for the full effects to become apparent. Sun damage and hyperpigmentation will continue to fade over the next few weeks as new, healthy cells are generated.

Side effects like swelling and redness are normal and should subside within several days. Flaking may also occur, but Dr. Mitchell can suggest products for keeping your skin moisturized. Do not pick or scratch your skin during this time, as this increases your risk of complications.

Limitless Me Wellness recommends practicing sun protection habits to protect your IPL results long-term. This includes wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen, avoiding peak sun hours ( 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), and wearing protective clothing like hats and sunglasses. Reapply sunscreen frequently and stay in the shade whenever possible.

No more dark spots. Try IPL

Issues like sun-damaged skin and hyperpigmentation can be frustrating, but there is hope. Limitless Me Wellness is proud to provide IPL photofacials to men and women who want a brighter and more even-toned complexion. Call now to book an appointment with Dr. Kia Mitchell and learn more about IPL. Our Jacksonville, FL team knows how to create a customized treatment plan to get you the results you deserve.

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