The constant reminders of your acne induced puberty is enough to declare “good riddance” on your scars and look for a way to rejuvenate your face and kiss those pubescent days goodbye. If you’re looking for a non-invasive and easy way to get a youthful glow and rid your face of scarring, an IPL might be the perfect solution for you.
What is IPL?
IPL or Intense Pulse Light, is a non-invasive, non-surgical laser procedure that doesn’t involve anesthesia can be done in around 20 minutes. The procedure involves a high intensity light or flashlamps that targets the desired area by heating it up and then the flaking off within a week or two. Among targeting acne, IPL can also be used to treat rosacea, lesions, dyschromia, and melasmia.
How IPL Helps With Acne Scars
IPL reduces the appearance of uneven pigmentation, thus minimizing the appearances of your acne scars and giving you the appearance of a more uniform skin tone and skin surface. IPL treatments are ideal for evening out discoloration, in return reducing the visibility of acne scars and giving you the appearance of more uniform skin.
It should be noted, however, that IPL is only ideal for a certain type of acne scarring. There are two types of acne scarring, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation and Depressed scarring. When considering having IPL done, your dermatologist will be able to help determine what type of acne scarring that you have. The first type, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, is when the pigment is produced in excess causing red, purple, or blueish scarring. By using the IPL treatment, the laser is able to target these hyperpigmented areas, and alleviate the appearance of scarring. However, if you suffer from depressed acne scarring, IPL won’t be the best option for you.
If you have been suffering from the appearance of bad acne scarring, there are several options available to you, including having an IPL done. If you’re unsure about what procedure is ideal for your scarring, simply consult a medical spa or dermatologist about all of the options that are available to you.