The transition to daylight savings means that longer, sunnier days are just around the corner. But the harsh UV rays that come with that sunshine mean we have to be extra careful when it comes to protecting our skin, as sun damage often leads to premature and unwanted signs of aging. In fact, that’s why now is the perfect time of year for intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments — giving your skin a fresh, rejuvenated appearance by eliminating past sun damage and preparing you for an extra beautiful (healthy) spring and summer.
To help you take advantage of this ideal IPL season, we are offering $150 off IPL facials throughout the month of March.
Effects of Sun Exposure
Did you know that an estimated 90% of what we view as signs of aging on the skin are a direct result of sun exposure?
That includes signs of aging like:
- Leathery skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Weathered skin
- Sagging skin
One major consequence of unprotected sun exposure is the breakdown of collagen within the skin, and as you probably know, coveted collagen is what keeps our skin looking supple and youthful. Without all that healthy collagen, the skin is more likely to wrinkle and sag as it becomes weaker.
Sun exposure without proper SPF or protective coverage results in cumulative damage over the span of your life, but regular IPL facials (at least 2-3 a year) can help combat the effects of premature aging and keep you looking youthful for longer!
How Does IPL Combat Aging?
IPL facials help fight the visible signs of UV damage in a variety of ways, including deep exfoliation. The targeted pulse light penetrates deep into the dermis to eliminate discolored cells that present on the surface of the skin as excessive freckling or age spots, in turn, leaving you with a more even complexion and tone.
IPL also fights sun damage by stimulating new collagen production at a cellular level as it creates heat within the cells. This process never heats enough to burn the skin properties, like the sun itself, but rather heats just enough to stimulate the healing process between the cells. This results in the production of vital new collagen and the restoration of depleted collagen stores. In addition to IPL’s exfoliation benefits, this collagen stimulation leaves you with stronger, more youthful-looking skin—with many patients noting a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin sagging.
Benefits of an IPL Facial
There benefits to IPL facials are vast, and include:
- Enhanced skin tone
- Enhanced skin texture
- Reduced appearance of sunspots
- Reduced signs of aging
- Reduced appearance of visible capillaries and veins
- Support in preventing premature aging
- Treatment of stubborn acne
- And more!
Since patients need to stay out of the sun for several weeks both before and after their IPL facial, now is the perfect time of to take advantage of this advanced therapy to fight UV damage before warm, sunny weather fully sets in!