The Top 10 IPL Treatment Benefits for Your Eyes and Face

Have you ever wondered what IPL is, what the benefits of IPL treatment are, or whether it is worth it?

This blog will cover all of that and more! We’ll give you the goods and let you in on all the IPL know-how. But, spoiler alert: you’re going to definitely want to check it out.

If you trust our judgment already, first of all, thank you so much. Secondly, feel free to book yourself in for an IPL treatment or eye exam with one of our dedicated Kamloops, BC Optometrists. If you book an IPL treatment, you’ll typically get to hang with our gal, April! 
Want to keep reading and learn more about the IPL treatment benefits before scheduling an appointment? We respect you for doing your research!

Check out what IPL is, the top 10 treatment benefits for your eyes and face, and more.

woman receiving ipl treatment for face and eyes in kamloops bc eye clinic

What is IPL?

So, first things first… what exactly is IPL?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light therapy, also known as a photofacial. it’s a non-invasive way to improve the colour and texture of your skin without surgery. The most common treatment areas include your face, neck, hands, chest, and eyes. 

IPL uses light energy to target different colours on your skin and address the root causes of dry eye syndrome. 

People most commonly use IPL treatments to address, reduce, or get rid of:

  1. Acne
  2. Birthmarks
  3. Dry eye syndrome
  4. Redness from rosacea
  5. Stretch marks
  6. Liver or age spots
  7. Broken blood vessels
  8. Brown spots
  9. Dark spots from hormonal changes
  10. Discoloured skin
  11. Fine lines and wrinkles
  12. Freckles
  13. Scars
  14. Spider veins
  15. Unwanted hair
ipl treatment machine for dry eyes and face in kamloops bc optometrist clinic

What Are the IPL Treatment Benefits?

Alright, the main event. What everyone’s here for… the top 10 benefits of IPL treatments for your eyes and face.

  1. Reduces eye pain and irritation 
  2. Breaks down eye bacteria
  3. Reduces eye inflammation 
  4. Breaks up skin pigmentation and rosacea
  5. Inhibits release of pro-inflammatory mediators
  6. Increases skin cell turnover
  7. Possible reduction of fine lines, and wrinkles
  8. Reduces the look of dark circles under the eyes
  9. Makes skin appear naturally firmer
  10. Stimulates collagen in under-eye skin
woman performs ipl treatment service on client in kamloops bc canada

Reduces Eye Pain and Irritation

At Nicola Eye Care, IPL is used as an advanced dry eye syndrome treatment. Why? Because it helps break up blockages that inhibit oils that keep your eyes lubricated. Say ‘hello” to less pain and irritation and more comfortable and lubricated eyes.

Breaks Down Eye Bacteria

Bacteria can happen, but you never want it to stick around and cause more issues. IPL treatments break down, reduce, and get rid of bacteria caused by dry eye syndrome.

Reduces Eye Inflammation

Usually, when irritation and pain are involved, so is inflammation. That much is true with dry eye syndrome. Eyes can be inflamed because of lack of moisture. However, you can bring moisture and lubrication back to your eyes with IPL treatments, thus reducing inflammation. 

Breaks Up Skin Pigmentation and Rosacea

A more even skin tone and pigmentation can be yours with IPL treatments! As we move through life, sun exposure, aging, and more contribute to changes in our skin pigmentation. You can combat this and achieve an even brighter skin tone with IPL. IPL uses controlled light in specific wavelengths to combat pimples, inflammation, redness, and uneven skin tones from rosacea

PSA: This is your friendly reminder to wear sunscreen, yes, even in the winter!

Inhibits Release of Pro-Inflammatory Mediators

IPL treatments reduce eye inflammation and give longer-lasting results because they inhibit the release of pro-inflammatory mediators

Increases Skin Cell Turnover

On average, every 28-40 days a new skin cell is born in the deepest layer of the epidermis. The cell travels up the epidermis until it reaches the uppermost skin layer. This naturally slows down as we age, but IPL treatments can increase the rate and encourage the generation of new skin cells. Youthful-looking skin is all about cellular turnover.

A non-IPL option: skin exfoliation. 

Reduces the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you’ve found it. Avoid needles and painful methods of achieving a younger, youthful complexion with IPL treatments. 

Reduces the Look of Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Some people naturally have darker under-eye circles, and some develop them more with age. IPL treatments can help reduce this and even out skin tone. 

Help Make Skin Naturally Firmer

Truth bomb: Firmer skin makes you look younger, and who doesn’t want a bit of that? IPL treatments have been shown to help temporarily tighten and firm your skin with an increase in collagen, plus decreasing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Stimulates Collagen In Under-Eye Skin

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It’s a major part of our skin, bone, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. Our skin can get thinner as we age and our under-eye skin is already so thin to begin with! With age, collagen naturally reduces, but IPL can increase the production.

Hot tip: smoking, sun exposure, excess alcohol, and lack of sleep all contribute to a drop in collagen production. 

client in kamloops bc eye clinic receives ipl treatment

Long-Lasting Results with IPL Treatments

Did we mention that IPL treatments give you long-lasting results? Oh yeah, the benefits just keep on coming!

There’s a chance you’ll see improvements after just one session, but it most likely will take multiple treatments to be effective. After a few visits, you can expect better tear production and enhanced tear film stability. And, of course, we recommend a routine schedule to maintain your full IPL treatment benefits. Just like most things!

Another way to maintain your long-lasting IPL treatment results? Protecting yourself from the sun with sunglasses (we have lots of incredible brands to choose from) and sunscreen (oh look, we carry an awesome brand, AlumierMD). 

woman sipping coffee before performing ipl treatment on clients in kamloops bc
April, your go-to gal for IPL treatments!

Gain the IPL Treatment Benefits

We hope this blog helped you understand some of the top IPL treatment benefits and showcased why our Kamloops Optometry Clinic is full of IPL fans! 

If you have any questions, feel free to connect with us. And if you’re feeling the sudden urge to book yourself in for an IPL treatment or eye exam, look no further! Feel free to book in, call, or come visit us in our welcoming Kamloops, BC, clinic.

We can’t wait to see you!

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