Intense Light Therapy is sometimes referred to as IPL photofacial treatment. It is a relatively new procedure that uses specific wavelengths of heat energy to penetrate beneath the skin and help rejuvenate the underlying tissues.
People with hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, and uneven skin texture can benefit from this type of non-surgical treatment. Because it is non-invasive in nature, healthier skin growth is promoted without the need for resurfacing procedures.
We offer this cosmetic treatment for those who are concerned about their skin’s appearance, and we provide complete consultation services for our patients prior to performing this revolutionary treatment.
How IPL Works
Many people confuse Intense Pulsed Light Therapy with laser treatments. A laser is sharply focused monochromatic light. It is quite hot and must be specifically targeted to destroy a certain region of tissue.
On the other hand, IPL is much more gentle in terms of energy output. Because the skin consists of several layers, each of which is a different color tone and density, IPL therapy involves selecting several wavelengths that will penetrate through the skin without causing damage to any of the layers.
When carefully chosen wavelengths are pulsed rapidly, the energy is absorbed by tissues underneath the skin. The gentle heat melts away fat deposits and cauterizes some of the damaged support tissue.
This is why IPL is so effective for repairing such damage as broken capillaries, spider veins, and discolored support tissue that appears as age spots.
What the Treatment Involves
The IPL machine is placed above a bed that is similar to a reclining patient chair. The wavelengths are carefully selected as is the duration of each pulse.
The polychromatic light is delivered in rapid bursts to the affected area. The heat is gentle enough to prevent tissue damage except in the targeted regions. Small capillaries are partially cauterized.
Melanin buildup is also treated with an IPL device.
The result is slightly damaged areas beneath the skin surface. The body responds by sending nutrients to the burned tissue, and the new growth is healthier than what it replaces. A typical session lasts for about 30 minutes.
The new tissue growth is slow but steady. After several sessions have been completed, the new growth becomes more and more visible as age spots disappear and acne scars are diminished.
This type of treatment can also be effective on those who suffer from rosacea, injury scars, and oversized freckles. In many cases, the results last for up to one year or more.
Find Out If You are a Candidate
If your skin has suffered from sun damage, acne scars, or tiny spider veins, this treatment can be very effective. Intense Pulsed Light photofacial treatment is also recommended for those who have age spots on the face.
Contact Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss today to schedule a consultation and find out why IPL is rapidly becoming one of the most talked-about cosmetic skin treatment procedures available.