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You Can Erase Signs Of Aging With IPL Skin Treatment For Sun Damaged Skin At Our Pittsburgh-Area Medical Practice

You’ve probably heard a thousand times that you need to wear sunscreen. You also probably know that if you don’t put on sunscreen, you’re likely to get sunburned.

While most people know that sun exposure can cause sunburn, dehydration, and heat-related issues, you might not know that sun exposure can have a cumulative effect on the skin that sometimes only shows its impact as we age. Even if you follow healthy sun protection practices as an adult, like many people, you might find your skin has developed sun spots, premature aging, and a range of other skin changes as a result of spending time in the sun when you were younger.

At Cosmetic Laser Centers, we are your go-to provider for minimally and non-invasive skincare treatments and we create customized treatment plans for individuals like you. We believe you deserve to feel confident in your own skin and have solutions to treat sun damage and other related skin problems. Our practice offers IPL treatments, a quick and effective cosmetic treatment that saves your skin and rewinds the signs of aging. Read on to explore the fascinating methods of IPL treatment and how it can erase sun damage and rejuvenate your skin!

How Do You Know If Your Skin Is Sun Damaged?

Everyone’s skin changes as they age, but there are some telltale signs of sun-damaged skin.

Collagen and elastin are proteins in the skin responsible for keeping your skin tight and smooth. While there is some natural collagen and elastin breakdown over time, prolonged exposure to UV rays from the sun leads to more breakdown of these proteins. The result is sun-damaged skin that can make you look older than you actually are.

Signs of skin damage include:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Pigmentation changes, such as age spots and liver spots.
  • Loss of skin tone (decreased elasticity of the skin).
  • Rough and uneven skin texture.
  • Broken capillaries.

If you’re experiencing any of these skin changes, you might be a candidate for IPL skin treatment at Cosmetic Laser Centers.

What Is IPL Skin Treatment?

IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments are non-invasive skin treatments that target sun damage. IPL face treatments are gentle on the skin and don’t disrupt the skin’s surface. Used to treat photodamaged skin, IPL can significantly improve the appearance of sun damage, so you feel like the best version of yourself.

How Does IPL Treatment Target Sun Damage?

IPL treatment works by using light energy to improve skin texture and color. The IPL light first passes through the epidermis (the top layer of your skin) to target damaged veins or hyperpigmented areas. The light energy heats and destroys the pigment cells which eventually break down and flake off, allowing the body to absorb them naturally.

What You Can Expect During Your IPL Treatment?

At Cosmetic Laser Centers, we always take a client-first approach when creating a treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results. Book an initial consultation to start your journey. At your consultation, our medical provider will listen to your goals, examine your skin, and ask about your ideal results so we can be sure that IPL skin treatment is the perfect solution for you.

During your treatment session, your medical provider will use a handheld IPL treatment device on the targeted areas of your skin. Each IPL treatment session takes between 10 to 20 minutes. For the best results in reversing sun damage, most patients will need to schedule four to six sessions initially, then follow-up yearly to maintain their results. Sessions are usually spaced four to six weeks apart – but your medical treatment provider will establish your individualized plan with you ahead of time.

One of the best features of IPL skin treatment is that there is no recovery time. This makes it incredibly easy for clients to return to their normal routine after their visit and even wear their favorite cosmetics the same day.

Cosmetic Laser Centers Is the Best Choice For IPL for Sun Damage

All of our services are medically supervised and designed to give you the best experience in Pittsburgh and optimal results after treatments.

To find out how IPL Face Treatment could help improve the appearance of sun damage, start with a consultation at Cosmetic Laser Centers. With two convenient locations in Pittsburgh and Warrendale, our practice helps patients achieve their skin goals and reverse signs of aging using scientifically proven methods.
Call today to request a consultation.