IPL and Melasma: Say goodbye to hormonal-induced skin conditions

A woman with nice skin after IPL treatment

Changes in hormones have a big effect on the health and look of the face, causing problems like melasma. Changes in estrogen and progesterone levels, for example, can cause hormonal imbalances. These can be caused by pregnancy, hormonal birth control, menopause, and other health problems. Melasma is a common hormonal skin disease that shows up as brown or gray spots on the face.

Melasma and its relation to hormonal changes

For women, melasma, which is sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy,” is a common skin problem that gets worse during pregnancy. Changes in hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone, can cause melasma spots to show up. These hormones make melanocytes work harder, which is what makes melanin pigment. Women who use chemical birth control or have a family history of the condition are more likely to get melasma. Melasma can also be caused by sunlight and UV rays. Melasma can affect self-esteem and confidence for months or even years if it is not handled. Use sunscreen and stay out of the sun to control and treat melasma. You can also see a doctor for treatments like IPL therapy.

A woman with melasma on her skin

The benefits of IPL in treating hormonal-induced skin conditions

IPL treatment is a common and effective approach to treating hormone-related skin issues including melasma. IPL may treat various problems in these ways:

  • Targeted treatment: IPL targets excess melanin in the skin that worsens melasma and other pigmentation issues. Under powerful pulsed light, melanin breaks down and spreads. This evens skin tone.
  • Non-invasive: IPL requires no incisions or injections. For those who seek better skin, it uses light energy and is safe and pleasant.
  • Versatility: IPL may cure melasma and other skin issues, making it versatile.
  • Customizable treatments: IPL treatment can be customized for each patient. Change the treatment duration, frequency, and light power to target specific locations and color levels for optimal results.
  • Less downtime: IPL treatments offer less downtime. After the treatment, some individuals may experience minor heat or darkening, although these effects usually last a few hours to a few days. Most patients may resume regular life immediately.
  • Gradual improvement: Hormone-related skin issues may take time to improve with IPL. You usually require many lessons spread over several weeks to achieve your goals. Many patients observe their melasma patches lighten and vanish throughout therapy.
  • Collagen production: A protein called collagen gives skin its form and elasticity. Collagen formation increases with IPL, improving skin smoothness and stiffness. Additionally, it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Long-lasting results: With proper skin care and sun avoidance, IPL treatments have the potential to endure for quite some time. Protecting your face from the sun and according to your doctor’s skincare routine will maximize the therapy’s effectiveness.

Woman under IPL treatment on her face

IPL treatment in Vancouver

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