By Kylie Hewett APE, CLT

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the skincare industry’s gold standard for significantly improving the skin’s tone and clarity. Its power to safely remove annoying dark spots and years of sun damage is unrivaled. But did you know that IPL can also improve other common skin concerns? Here are three ways The Refinery Skin Clinic’s Lumenis M22™ Universal IPL can dramatically improve your skin’s appearance.

#1 – Removes dark spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation

Does your morning makeup application include using heavy concealer to hide dark spots on your face? Has going “SPF-less” in your youth caught up with you in the form of brown patches or freckles of sun damage on your face or body? The fastest way to ditch dark spots and achieve a clearer, more even complexion is IPL. The wavelengths of light used during IPL can be adjusted to target excess pigmentation in the skin. Dark areas absorb the focused light, and pigment cells are destroyed. After your treatment, brown spots and sun damage will temporarily appear darker until they naturally lift away and reveal a brighter and more even skin tone.

#2 – Reduces facial redness and makes broken blood vessels disappear

Does rosacea run in your family? Are you tired of your skin constantly flushing and covering little broken blood vessels around your nose with makeup? IPL can help stamp the red out! Just as your provider can adjust IPL to target pigment in the skin, she can also change settings to target red. As a result, the hemoglobin within the blood of superficial blood vessels absorbs the energy emitted by the IPL handpiece, and they collapse. With multiple treatments, IPL can reduce overall facial redness by closing off the broken blood vessels that contribute to it.

#3 – Progressively smooths skin’s texture with continued treatments

IPL can dramatically improve your skin’s luminosity and tone by removing dark spots and reducing facial redness. But its benefits don’t end there! Because the wavelengths of light used during an IPL stimulate collagen production, Intense Pulsed Light can also make your skin’s texture smoother over time and even reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

Experience the multiple benefits of IPL yourself by scheduling a complimentary consultation to discuss IPL with one of our Advanced Practice Estheticians by calling (952) 479-0603 or CLICKING HERE.