As we age, our skin begins to suffer from the effects of sun exposure, loss of collagen production, and the weakening of supportive tissues. Acne, age spots, and minor injury scars also begin to discolor the skin. Wrinkling, smile and frown lines, and jaw folds are signs that the skin is no longer being nourished properly. Many adults choose a non-invasive, non-ablative solution to help turn back the clock.
Intense pulsed light therapy, abbreviated as IPL, is one of the most effective means to stimulate new, healthier skin growth. We recommend this skin rejuvenation procedure for anyone desiring an outpatient cosmetic treatment that does not involve the use of chemicals or abrasive resurfacing.
How it Works
First, IPL is not a laser treatment. Lasers use monochromatic light waves, and these actually burn away damaged skin. On the other hand, IPL photofacials therapy uses tightly focused light beams that are much less powerful. The instrument used for this procedure is a hand-held wand that is pressed directly onto the skin surface.
The light is pulsed rapidly, and the light waves penetrate through the skin layers. The gentle heat is absorbed by the supporting tissues, and the absorbed energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. The body begins to build up new tissue, and the result is a stronger support base. The skin becomes more elastic, supple, and wrinkle-free.
Who is a Candidate?
People who suffer from discolored skin and fine wrinkles caused by sun exposure and poor collagen production are excellent candidates for this procedure. Lighter-skinned individuals experience the best results because IPL works to even out the skin tone by creating a stronger base of supportive tissue. However, most adults with mild hyperpigmentation can expect moderate to good results with IPL therapy.
During the Treatment
The skin is coated with a cooling gel, which acts to absorb some of the light energy as well as to create a lubricated surface for the IPL instrument.
The procedure can last 20 minutes or more. There is no downtime for the client, and the skin may experience temporary redness.
Learn More about IPL Photofacial Treatment
This procedure is FDA-approved and can be performed in-house with no special pre-treatment preparation on the part of the client. If you desire a non-surgical means to rejuvenate your facial skin, consider IPL therapy. Contact Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss today to schedule a consultation. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have concerning IPL photofacials.