IPL Photofacial Treatment Can Help Repair Sun Damaged Skin

By: Lori Alessandrini


If you hit the beach without sunscreen or spend too much time by the pool, you may have damage in the form of brown spots, uneven skin tone, and premature wrinkles. IPL photofacial treatments at Essential Aesthetics & Laser can repair your complexion, so it appears younger and more refreshed than before.

IPL photofacials use an advanced technology called intense pulsed light to break down pigmentation and stimulate collagen production. Certified laser technician Lori Alessandrini can review your skin care goals and expectations to determine if IPL is right for your needs. Call our Charlotte, NC office for a skin assessment and learn more about our unique laser services.

How sun damage impacts our skin

When ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate our skin, they cause damage on a cellular level. Discoloration and brown spots are among the most common signs of sun damage. These blemishes can occur anywhere on the body but are usually seen on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

In addition, UV rays are known to break down collagen and elastin fibers that keep our skin looking plump and youthful. This accelerates the aging process and causes fine lines to appear around areas like the eyes and mouth.

Some people are more susceptible to UV rays than others. Those with fair skin and blue eyes have less melanin, which provides natural protection from the sun. Anyone who spends time outdoors without sunscreen is also at a higher risk for sun damage.

Unfortunately, even the most diligent skin care routine cannot prevent signs of sun damage. This is where IPL comes in.

The many benefits of IPL photofacial treatment

Very few over-the-counter products promise to erase sun damage entirely, and even those that do cannot always address your specific skin concerns. IPL photofacials target problem areas with pinpoint accuracy, delivering dramatic results with little to no downtime.

Photofacials are a popular choice for addressing the following in Charlotte, NC:

  • Hyperpigmentation or discoloration
  • Brown spots
  • Redness and rosacea
  • Fine lines

How does photofacial treatment work?

Essential Aesthetics & Laser uses top-of-the-line technology to perform all IPL photofacials. Treatment is short and involves a simple handheld device that emits pulses of light. Patients report only mild discomfort during the process. The number of IPL sessions needed depends on your specific goals and skin condition. Laser technician Lori Alessandrini creates custom treatment plans for each patient.

How to prevent sun damage after IPL

IPL does not necessarily stop skin damage from occurring in the future, which is why we highly recommend protecting your skin after treatment. This means wearing sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy. You should also wear a hat or sunglasses when spending time outdoors. Patients are also welcome to attend future photofacial appointments to keep their skin looking and feeling great long-term.

No more sun damage

Brown spots and wrinkles do not have to be a permanent fixture on your skin. IPL photofacials can help you achieve a clear and youthful-looking complexion you love. To learn more about this treatment or our other laser services, contact Essential Aesthetics & Laser today. Certified laser technician Lori Alessandrini understands the concerns that come with sun damage and is passionate about helping patients in Charlotte, NC.

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