Intense pulsed light is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for dull, wrinkled facial skin. It not only stimulates collagen production, but also aids in the replacement of damaged tissue. Many people think that IPL is a laser treatment, but this is incorrect. An IPL photofacial produces a variety of wavelengths that are concentrated and focused, but the energy produced is not as strong as a laser beam. However, the light energy is certainly strong enough to remove the problem tissue. The body responds by creating new cells that are healthier. The result is smoother skin, less wrinkling and the disappearance of age spots, superficial scarring and other discolorations. We believe this is something most adults would be interested in because the treatment is non-invasive, doesn’t rely on surgery and has a low risk of side effects.
How an IPL Photofacial Works
An IPL photofacial instrument is calibrated to deliver a range of light frequencies, each of which are absorbed by certain tissues. The light passes right through the epidermis and is absorbed by darker tissue, such as an acne scar. The cell is heated up, and the collagen in the treated area shrinks. The body sends nutrients to repair the area. Collagen production increases, and after a few weeks of repeated treatments, noticeable improvement becomes apparent.
Preparing for an IPL photofacial is simple. We recommend that clients stay out of the sun for a few days before treatment. During the treatment itself, the skin is cleansed and then coated with a photosensitive medication. Each IPL burst lasts only a few milliseconds, and the sensation is something similar to being snapped with a rubber band. A typical treatment lasts only about 30 minutes. Usually, multiple sessions are scheduled, with about a week in between.
Who Is a Candidate?
Those individuals with mild non-set wrinkling on the face are prime candidates for IPL photofacial treatment. Hyperpigmentation and mild rosacea can also be treated with this technique. Oversized pores can be reduced in size with repeated IPL treatments.
Mature adults often have brittle skin that has discolored, darker regions. A series of IPL photofacial treatments can effectively smooth out the overall skin tone.
Advantages of IPL Treatment
This type of photofacial is non-surgical, does not require downtime after the treatment and doesn’t involve abrasive resurfacing. The results are not permanent, but the treatment is repeatable. Unlike laser treatments, no skin is removed. Only the subdermal layers are affected, and the affected cells in these tissues are rejuvenated very quickly.
Rejuvenate Your Skin with IPL Photofacial Treatments
This is a very simple procedure that has few, if any, side effects. To see if you are a candidate for this effective skin treatment, set up a consultation at Vitahl Medical Aesthetics in Denver. Our team of professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this treatment. Contact our office today at (720) 410-6314 to schedule your appointment!