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Five Benefits of IPL Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation


Age, genetics, hormonal changes, and environmental exposure can wreak havoc on the skin, causing our complexions to appear tired, textured, and discolored. At Beautiful Skin Denver in Denver, CO, our professional team offers clients photofacial treatments to address underlying skin conditions while gently rejuvenating their overall complexions. The Beautiful Skin Denver team is ready to serve all of your skincare needs and help you achieve beautiful results.

What is IPL therapy?

Intense pulse light (IPL) therapy is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment used to minimize the appearance of damaged or aged skin. At Beautiful Skin Denver, we use the Alma Dye-VL, the latest in IPL technology, which uses a narrow band spectrum of light energy for pinpoint accuracy. Dye-VL is safe and effective for all skin types and sensitive skin areas, like the face and neck.

Five Benefits of IPL therapy for skin rejuvenation

Dye-VL targets two naturally occurring elements in the skin: melanin and hemoglobin. Melanin is a pigment found in sun spots, dark spots, and hyperpigmented tissue. Hemoglobin can be traced to burst capillaries and spider veins. Dye-VL photofacial treatments provide clients with numerous benefits, including:

  • Minimized skin discoloration

  • Even skin tone

  • Glowing, youthful complexion

  • Noninvasive therapy with little to no downtime

  • Fast, noticeable results

Am I an ideal candidate for IPL therapy?

Both men and women are excellent candidates for IPL treatments if they are displeased with their complexion and are looking for noninvasive cosmetic methods to improve their appearances. Our Beautiful Skin Denver team will assess your skin, collect your personal history, and listen to your unique goals to help you determine if IPL therapy is right for you. Prospective clients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain skin or blood disorders may not qualify for treatment.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The number of treatment sessions a client will need depends on their cosmetic goals, the current condition of their skin, the number of treatment areas, and our professional recommendations. Multiple sessions generally optimize outcomes and make cosmetic results last longer. In many cases, clients average approximately three sessions per treatment area.

What do I need to do to prepare my skin for an IPL therapy session?

Before attending an IPL therapy session, clients will be asked to follow a list of instructions to prepare the skin for safe treatment. Examples include:

  • Avoiding tanning, tanning lotions, or excessive sun exposure for two weeks before and after your appointment

  • Not taking blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications, or antibiotics ten days prior to treatment

  • Not taking Retin-A/Renova 1 – 2 weeks before treatment

Clients will be asked to use sunscreen between treatment sessions to protect the skin and maximize treatment results.

What is IPL therapy like?

Treatment sessions are completed at Beautiful Skin Denver within the comforts of one of our private treatment rooms. A full session takes one hour to complete. The laser technology is passed over each treatment area, causing minor discomfort.

Are there any side effects from treatment?

Temporary swelling, redness, and bruising are common after treatment and usually subside within a few hours. The skin will crust or flake in rare instances, but this resolves within a week. Dye-VL is known for being safe to use with little to no side effects. However, clients who are concerned about any skin discomfort, inflammation, or discoloration several days after treatment need to contact a member of our team in Denver, CO right away.

How long does it take to notice results?

For some clients, results may be noticeable only a few hours after their initial treatment sessions once the initial swelling and redness fade. Optimal results begin to show about two weeks after IPL therapy, depending on the number of treatment sessions and each client’s unique cosmetic goals.

Where to go to learn more about IPL therapy

If you live in or near Denver, CO, and are looking for noninvasive methods to improve your complexion, contact our team at Beautiful Skin Denver and schedule an appointment today. Our Registered Nurses or Licensed estheticians will walk you through the basics of IPL therapy, address your concerns and goals, and create a customized IPL therapy plan that is right for you.

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