Light energy is an effective way to rejuvenate the delicate tissues of the face. The light used in IPL, or intense pulsed light therapy, is very different from the unfiltered white light we’re used to, and while the method is relatively new, it’s an extremely effective way to fight the visible signs of aging. Read on to learn more about skin rejuvenation with IPL, the benefits it provides, and what to expect during a treatment session.
It’s Different From Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a controlled ablative procedure, meaning it won’t do any damage to your skin. A powerful laser beam safely and gently removes skin by the layer, similarly to a chemical peel. However, IPL uses a broader spectrum of light energy. The combined wavelengths interfere with one another, resulting in a specific frequency pattern that goes through the epidermis without creating excessive heat.
Rather than destroying skin cells, the light energy is then absorbed by denser, darker tissues such as freckles, blemishes, scars, and age spots. These cells reflect little light energy, which is why they look dark. The IPL device emits light pulses that go beneath the surface of the skin; the pulses slightly damage the darker cells, which are gradually eliminated through natural processes. Simultaneously, new and healthy tissues replace what’s damaged during skin rejuvenation with IPL.
What IPL Can Do for You
IPL therapy is proven to be effective at minimizing the appearance of facial flaws like redness, sun damage, broken capillaries, fine lines, freckles, and sun spots. Capillaries absorb light energy as well, which causes them to shrink and results in improved skin tone. Skin rejuvenation with IPL is often used to improve the appearance of adult acne scars and rosacea. Call us to find out what IPL can do for you.
A Simple Treatment Process
IPL therapy sessions typically last from 30-60 minutes. The light flashes for several milliseconds, and each treatment area receives multiple flashes. We usually recommend multiple treatment sessions for the improvement of sun damage, brittleness, age spots, and wrinkles. As IPL therapy promotes the body’s natural creation of collagen, you’ll notice increased suppleness and better skin texture within days.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
Skin rejuvenation with IPL gives you a fresher and more youthful appearance without the need for harsh resurfacing, fillers, or surgical procedures. For more information, reach out to Utopia Wellness MediSpa and make an appointment! Our office is conveniently located in Owensboro, KY. Contact us to book your appointment today!