How IPL Can Minimize the Appearance of Scars

Oftentimes, topical creams and serums that claim to treat scarring fail to provide noticeable results in a reasonable time frame. If you have scarring that won’t respond to topical treatments, IPL therapy could give you the clear, even complexion that you desire. This non-invasive treatment can safely and dramatically improve the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation. 

How Does IPL Work?

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a treatment that uses specific light wavelengths to target skin concerns. This is ideal for patients struggling with scarring, acne, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. The treatment works by damaging the scarred, pigmented skin in a precise and controlled manner. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing process. 

In response to IPL therapy, the skin produces more collagen, which is a protein that’s essential to the structure of the skin. Additional collagen helps to repair the scarred skin and will gradually cause the scars to fade. 

Along with stimulating increased collagen production, IPL therapy breaks up the pigment in the skin. This causes these areas to flake away and be replaced by new, healthy skin cells. If you have pigmented scars, IPL therapy will help return the targeted skin to its natural color. 

How Many IPL Treatments Are Needed for Scarring?

Typically, patients need two to six IPL treatments, each spaced a few weeks apart, to see optimal improvement for scarred skin. One of the key benefits of IPL therapy is that it doesn’t require downtime, so you won’t need to take time out of your regular schedule for recovery. Plus, each IPL treatment should take about 30 minutes to administer!

At Florida Face and Body, we offer IPL therapy as a non-invasive treatment option for scarring, acne, and age spots. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us today!