Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy in Navarre, FL

Skin issues such as age spots and sun damage not only affect our physical appearance but can also impact our self-esteem and confidence. At Foresight Care and Aesthetics, we address these concerns with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. This cutting-edge approach harnesses advanced technology to improve skin tone, texture, and overall complexion, restoring your skin’s health.

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

IPL therapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to address a variety of skin concerns. Unlike traditional laser treatments that use a single wavelength of light, IPL with Lumecca utilizes a broad spectrum of light wavelengths to target multiple skin issues simultaneously. Pulses of light penetrate deep into the tissue without harming the surrounding areas. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the skin, causing the targeted areas to heat up and break down. This process, known as photothermolysis, stimulates the body’s natural healing response, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in smoother, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin.

What is Lumecca?

Lumecca stands out as a powerful and innovative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment option. After just one treatment with Lumecca, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of their skin. Whether your areas of concern are brown or red in color, Lumecca can efficiently clear the appearance of your skin.

Dr. Sharon providing IPL skin treatment in Navarre, FL
Intense pulsed light treatment available at Foresight Care and Aesthetics in Navarre, FL

What Skin Conditions Does Lumecca Treat?

Lumecca effectively targets a wide range of facial and body skin conditions, including:

  • Age Spots (red/brown pigmentations)
  • Freckles
  • Sun Damage
  • Rosacea (redness)
  • Vascular Lesions
  • Spider Veins
  • Poikiloderma 
  • Overall Skin Rejuvenation

      Before/After IPL Treatment

      The Intense Pulsed Light Process

      Pre-treatment Preparations and Considerations: Before undergoing an IPL procedure, it’s important to take certain preparatory steps to ensure results and minimize potential risks. Patients should avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning at least one month prior to their scheduled treatment session. This helps reduce the risk of skin sensitivity and ensures that the IPL treatment can effectively target the intended areas.

      Description of the Treatment Procedure: During the IPL treatment session, patients can expect a comfortable and relatively quick procedure. The treatment area is first cleansed, and the IPL device is then carefully applied to the skin, emitting pulses of light energy that target the area of concern. Patients may experience a sensation similar to a light snap from an elastic band, but discomfort is typically minimal. Treatment times vary depending on the size and number of areas being treated but generally last between 15 to 45 minutes.

      Post-treatment Care Guidelines and Expectations: Following an IPL session, it’s essential to adhere to specific post-treatment care guidelines to ensure optimal healing and results. Patients may experience some sensitivity to sunlight immediately after treatment, so it’s recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning for a period following the procedure. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, patients may notice a darkening of pigmented spots, followed by the skin flaking in the week afterward, leading to a more even skin tone. It’s important to avoid scrubbing, exfoliating, or picking at the skin during the healing process to prevent irritation and ensure proper healing.

      Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light Treatment

      • Visible Results: With just 1-3 treatment sessions, patients can experience significant improvements in their skin’s appearance.
      • Minimal Downtime: Unlike more invasive procedures, IPL treatment with Lumecca requires minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily activities with little disruption.
      • Customized Treatment Plans: At Foresight Care and Aesthetics, each IPL treatment plan is tailored to the individual needs and goals of the patient. Dr. Sharon will assess your skin condition and develop a personalized treatment regimen.
      • Long-lasting Results: With proper maintenance and sun protection, many patients experience continued improvements in their skin’s appearance over time.
      • Safe and Comfortable: Patients may experience a mild sensation similar to a light snap from an elastic band. Still, discomfort is minimal, and additional options, such as Pro-Nox laughing gas, are available for enhanced comfort.

      Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Consultation in Navarre, FL

      Don’t wait any longer to experience the transformative benefits of IPL treatment. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation at Foresight Care and Aesthetics in Navarre, FL. During your consultation, Dr. Sharon will assess your unique skin concerns, discuss the benefits of IPL treatment with Lumecca, and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.