Combat facial redness with IPL Skin Rejuvenation
29 Feb, 2016
In pursuit of a flawless complexion, there are a number of factors that can prove to be roadblocks. From stubborn spots, to troublesome acne and freckles, it can be difficult to keep on top of your skincare while juggling a busy lifestyle.
Another such problematic skin bugbear is facial redness. More common in fairer skinned people, redness can be particularly difficult to address on your own, and can be time-consuming to conceal with makeup.
Fortunately, this is where IPL for skin rejuvenation can help. Here we take a closer look at this revolutionary treatment, as well as some of the underlying causes for redness.
Why do some people get facial redness?
If facial redness is a perpetual presence in your life, there is a chance you have an early stage of rosacea. This skin condition can vary in intensity from a constant pink flush, to more severe red rashes on the face, particularly around the cheek area. You may also flush easily, whether due to stress, UV exposure, or even spicy foods and irritating cosmetics or skincare products.
One survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society suggests that hereditary factors could determine whether or not you experience facial redness. The findings showed that about half of respondents with rosacea had another family member with the skin condition.
Furthermore, over 40 per cent reported having Irish, English or German ancestry, meaning certain ethnic groups could be more prone to rosacea.
How can IPL light therapy help facial redness?
While there is no one cure for redness or rosacea, there are fortunately treatments than can help to alleviate the symptoms, such as IPL for skin rejuvenation. Intense pulsed light therapy is a non-invasive, safe procedure which uses a broad wavelength light to target skin imperfections.
It has proven to be an effective way to combat redness, as well as broken veins which can often accompany rosacea. If you also experience freckles and are prone to sun burn, IPL can help to minimise the appearance of UV damage.
After a session of IPL with our highly-trained skin therapists at Claire Francoise, you'll find your skin appears clearer and brighter, the results enhanced with follow-up treatments. The advanced laser technology targets darker pigmentation, triggering our body's natural mechanisms to remove the affected tissue and encourage the growth of new cells.
To find out more about IPL therapy, contact our team today, or come in to see us at our chic, modern clinic in Prahran, Melbourne.