If you’re looking for a facial rejuvenation option that’s painless and convenient, IPL or laser facial rejuvenation could be the answer. There are however, some things you need to know before you go in for your treatment.

Who can benefit from Laser Facial Rejuvenation

Also called an IPL photofacial, this treatment makes use of intense pulsed light to improve skin tone that’s uneven and leave you with a revived refreshed texture. If you have skin that’s blotchy with redness and spots or have the problem of visible and broken veins and capillaries, then this non-invasive treatment can do wonders for you. It can also help combat open pores, sun spots and acne scars.

Treatments could take more than one sitting

The procedure itself takes just about half an hour, sometimes less. However, for best results, your cosmetic surgeon or aesthetician will probably recommend between three and five treatments, These are usually done once a month, with visible improvement in results with each subsequent session of IPL treatment. Don’t try and cut corners by doing just one sitting – especially if you are looking for major changes or have significant discoloration on your skin.

Pre and Post treatment care and maintenance is critical

Before you go in for the treatment, ensure you stay out of the sun for a week leading up to the appointment. If you do step out, even in the mildest of light, be sure to slap on some sunscreen.

To retain the effects of your laser facial rejuvenation it is important to stay out of the sun as much as possible and always use sunscreen.

Downtime is minimal

If you are choosing between alternatives, it is important to keep in mind that IPL photofacials don’t need you to take days off to recover. Besides dealing with a little redness and the need to take care to avoid harsh sun, you can return to your routine immediately. Visible signs of the treatment like temporarily darkened brown spots flake off in a day or two, but since you can use makeup immediately, there are no major downsides.

The procedure is virtually painless

During a laser facial rejuvenation session a gel is applied to your skin on the areas that have spots, scars or are discolored. Next, a carefully calibrated non-ablative laser is used to give bursts of intense light to the areas being treated.

The ease and convenience of this particular treatment has made it a popular choice for many men and women looking for a simple solution to their skin issues.