We’re all a fan of that sun-kissed, beach-bronzed glow. And why wouldn’t we be? There’s just something about tanned skin that makes us feel fab, lets everyone know we’ve been away and leads to some of our favourite compliments.
But as nice as that holiday destination was, and as glowing as your skin looks, a suntan sadly always comes with some skin damage. Sun-damaged skin is the main cause of visible ageing such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and fine lines. And we’re well aware that premature signs of ageing aren’t something we desire.
Skin damage from sun exposure is easily avoidable, but what if I’m too late to prevent it? What if my skin is already damaged? Actually, it’s never too late! While you can’t turn back time and put an umbrella up over your sun lounger, there are treatments to repair sun-damaged skin such as IPL Skin Rejuvenation, right here in our skin specialist salon in Buckingham.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Skin Rejuvenation is an ideal treatment for sun damage. Bursts of high-intensity light stimulate collagen to volumise the skin. This will reduce the appearance of sun spots, reduce redness and even out your skin tone. As if this wasn’t tempting enough, IPL Skin Rejuvenation can be done on any part of the body, not just your face! It’s also an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of acne, rosacea, birthmarks and thread veins.
Is IPL Skin Rejuvenation Safe?
The light used in Skin Rejuvenation is completely safe! It’s a visible light which is cleverly filtered to ensure that any potentially harmful wavelengths are removed before they can reach your skin.
For an even safer experience, we recommend avoiding any form of tanning before and during your treatment period. When tanning, your skin accumulates pigment, so tanned skin will likely absorb more light, making the treatment less effective.
The treatment also works best once your tan has faded because the lighter your skin, the more contrast there is between your skin tone and any redness or sun spots, making the treatment easier. This goes for any skin type! And to make your treatment as accurate as possible there are settings for different skin colours to ensure the correct energy output for your complexion.
Everyone’s skin is different and will respond differently depending on your skin type and the level of sun damage, but within 1-3 treatments you can expect your skin to be even, undamaged and beautifully glowing.
Once your treatment is over and your skin is left looking simply fabulous, there’s practically no aftercare necessary. Having said that, if you have sensitive skin you may benefit from applying some ice to the skin directly after treatment, and let’s not forget to apply that SPF to avoid any further damage.
Ready to Repair?
If you’re a sun worshiper looking for treatments to repair sun-damaged skin, IPL Skin Rejuvenation is a perfect solution. Book your IPL Skin Rejuvenation consultation & patch test for only £25, which is redeemable against your first full treatment or find out more.