Your skin begins to show visual signs of aging in the form of dull texture, brittle appearance, more prominent discolorations, and increased superficial wrinkling. These problems are brought on by a combination of environmental factors and a loss of collagen in the skin layers. Moisture retention can also decrease if the pores become enlarged. Rejuvenation may be achieved via a specialized light therapy treatment known as IPL.
IPL is an abbreviation for intense pulsed light, and although it’s somewhat similar to laser resurfacing, it doesn’t ablate the epidermal layer. Instead, it targets red and brown spots beneath the epidermis. Many of our clients have had IPL therapy performed on them, and they don’t have to tell us about the positive results because we have observed them firsthand.
How IPL Treats the Skin
It’s all about light frequencies. Depending on the wavelength of light, the energy might pass right through lighter tissue only to be absorbed by darker material that lies beneath. Acne scars, freckles, age spots, and other blemishes have a darker tone, meaning that they are absorbing most light frequencies anyway.
An IPL instrument produces broadband light, light of varying frequencies. When properly calibrated, the mix of wavelengths produces a beam or pixilated shafts of light energy that pass through the epidermis without heating it up. Targeting the darker, denser cells that lie below, the energy causes capillaries to shrink. It also slightly damages cells that make up blemishes. To top it off, the energy also shrinks collagen, and this actually stimulates the production of additional collagen in the skin.
A Simple Cosmetic Procedure
We explain the entire procedure during the consultation and instruct the client on how to prepare.
During the treatment, the energy is absorbed by darker tissues, but the sensation felt by the client is rather gentle. Multiple treatments are usually necessary to ensure maximum results.
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