Well, summer is officially over. It was a blazing-hot one this year in Los Angeles, and hopefully you were able to get out and catch some sun at the beach. With that being said, we also hope you were smart enough to use proper protection for your skin. We all love getting out in the sun, but sometimes we forget just how damaging the sun can be on our skin. If you haven’t paid attention to your skin over the years, you may have started noticing sun damage to various spots. This can make some people self-conscious, but there are treatments available to fix these problems. At Pure Touch Skin Center, we provide IPL photofacials, which can be the perfect sun-damaged skin treatment to help rejuvenate your skin.
What The Sun Does To Our Skin
As much as we love spending time in the sun, it takes a real toll on our skin over the years. Studies show that up to 80% of our skin’s aging is caused by UV exposure.
We might think that the sun is only causing us sunburn, and that a few days later everything will be okay. Not so. This UV exposure is what causes sun damage, wrinkles, and sun spots to our skin.
The sun dehydrates our skin, giving it the appearance of old leather. You can use some creams and drink plenty of water to help counter that, but that only does so much.
The UV rays also break down the collagen in your skin, which is what helps to keep your skin looking firm. There are ways to increase collagen production, but that can also only do so much to counter the overbearing power of the sun.
Am I Eligible for Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment?
When it comes to IPL photofacials, there are varying factors which need to be looked at in order to decide whether someone is eligible for this treatment.
Our registered nurses must account for your current skin condition, your skin color, and any medications you may be taking. You can schedule a free consultation to see if you’re a candidate.
How Long Do IPL Treatments Take?
The beauty of this sun-damaged skin treatment is that sessions usually only take about 15 minutes. How many sessions are required depends entirely on the size of your treatment area, how old the sun damage is, and how your skin reacts to it.
Typically this will take multiple sessions, and you will see more and more progress towards your goal after each session.
One of the great aspects of IPL photofacials is that you’ll be able to return to your regular routine right away, and there is essentially no downtime.
If you have more questions about IPL photofacials and how the process works, we have answered some of the common questions regarding this treatment in another article. You can also schedule a consultation with us or contact us any time!