Rosacea can be unpredictable, fading away for months at a time, just to suddenly make an appearance when you least expect it. It can make your ears, scalp, neck, and chest look red. An unsightly webbing of blood vessels can appear or an aggravating outbreak of pimples and bumps. Maybe you have battled rosacea for years, struggling with the flare-ups of redness that can make you appear as if you have an intense blush, a sunburn, or even a rash. When you have had enough, and you want to find a way to minimize the signs of rosacea, IPL Photofacial treatments at Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss in Evansville could be the solution you have been waiting for.
What is an IPL Photofacial Procedure?
An IPL Photofacial procedure involves the use of intense pulsed light to rejuvenate your skin gently. It is used to treat a variety of conditions, including hyperpigmentation and damage from the sun. Rosacea has become one of the most common conditions that are effectively treated using this procedure.
In a short session, intense pulses of light will be directed at areas of concern to penetrate the deep layers of your skin. As the light penetrates your facial skin, the blood vessels will begin to constrict. As a result, the redness caused by rosacea will begin to fade.
What to Expect During an IPL Photofacial Procedure?
When you come in for an IPL Photofacial procedure, the first step will be to give you protective eyewear. A cooling gel is used, applied to the skin that is going to be treated. A handpiece will be used to direct the intense pulses of light to the areas of concern. Your procedure could be as short as 15 minutes and should take no more than an hour. You may feel a warm sensation during treatment or what feels like a gentle snap from a rubber band. You may need multiple treatments for the best results. Immediately after your IPL Photofacial treatment, your redness may intensify. However, it will begin to fade, and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your treatment.
How to Ensure the Best Results from IPL Photofacial Treatments
The most important thing you need to remember is to take good care of your skin after your treatments. Sunscreen is always necessary to prevent damage from the sun that could cancel out the effects of your procedure. Be sure to use facial cleansers that do not cause irritation. Your treatment provider may recommend a soap or cleanser that is specifically designed for someone with rosacea. Nourish your skin and keep it moisturized, use makeup that will not cause irritation, and be aware of trigger factors that may cause an outbreak of your condition.
You may find that avoiding stress and making changes in your diet will help you to enjoy the benefits of your IPL Photofacial treatments for a much longer time. Remember to continue to use any topical or oral medications that have been prescribed by your doctor to manage your condition. In time, you may return for IPL Photofacial treatments as needed. Contact Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Losstoday to schedule your consultation.