Intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL therapy, is a photorejuvenation treatment for the skin. We utilize this exciting, rejuvenating treatment to remedy cosmetic concerns such as fine wrinkles, acne and injury scars, freckles, and other localized discolorations.
We recommend an optimal IPL therapy treatment plan comprised of numerous sessions spaced apart by one or two weeks. This gives the skin time to rejuvenate through the creation of collagen. After treatments are completed, the skin is smoother has improved texture and tone.
The Science Behind Intense Pulsed Light
Laser treatments have been performed for years, but IPL is different. The light produced by the lamp can be filtered and focused tightly, and it is made up of a combination of wavelengths. This combination produces a beam that targets darker cells containing chromophores. The darker the tissue, the more easily it absorbs light energy.
The body responds to exposure of this IPL light by heating up and stimulating collagen. Collagen production is what helps create a smoother surface gradually.
What Clients Need To Know
IPL works to rejuvenate skin cell production at a deeper level. It is therefore a safe method for stimulating healthy skin cell production without harming the skin’s surface. Even those individuals with a lighter skin tone can benefit from IPL therapy.
There is no downtime after treatment, so clients can schedule these treatment sessions around their other activities. No post-treatment care regimen is required.
A Typical Treatment Session
After your consultation for IPL therapy, we can schedule your first treatment session. We apply a soothing gel to the skin surface; a pair of protective eye shades will be provided to you to wear during your treatment.
The IPL lamp is pressed against the skin surface and flashed for two or three milliseconds. This is all the time needed for the correct amount of light energy to penetrate through the surface of skin. About one-half square inches of skin can be treated with a single pulse of the device. Usually, treatment the entire face can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Major Benefits Of Photorejuvenation
The greatest benefit is the ease with which the procedure is performed. The IPL instrument can be adjusted to address any specific skin tone, thickness, and texture. Results may gradually reveal themselves after a month or two of an optimal treatment plan. Hyperpigmentation becomes less noticeable because the overall skin tone has improved. Following several IPL therapy treatments, repeat treatment sessions may not be necessary for a year or more.
Learn More About Photorejuvenation
The advanced technology behind IPL therapy has helped many achieve their aesthetic goals. If IPL therapy interests you, contact us to schedule your consultation.