IPL Photo Rejuvenation
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-invasive and non-ablative treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of the following skin problems: Vascular lesions including spider angiomas, port wine stains, broken facial veins, rosy cheeks, rosacea and red thread veins of the legs,freckles, aged marks, facial lines, wrinkles and the removal of unwanted dark hair.
The procedure of rejuvenating aged skin is referred to as photorejuvenation and requires a series of IPL treatments.
IPL may also be helpful for mild to moderate acne and stretch marks.
How does it work?
IPL systems work on the same principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL systems are different to lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths (or colours) in each pulse of light instead of just one wavelength. Most IPL systems use filters to refine the energy output for the treatment of certain areas. This enhances penetration without using excessive energy levels and enables targetting of specific chromophores (these are skin components that absorb light).
What is IPL?
Photo Facial is a 30 minute procedure in which intense pulses light are used to penetrate deep into the skin.
IPL/ Photojuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly.
Most benefits of the procedure occur gradually in the weeks to come following treatment. For more benefits combine Facial Sculptor RF and LED Light Therapy.
IPL therapy is considered a non-ablative resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis).
The results are not as dramatic as ablative resurfacing where both the dermis and epidermis are injured to produce a much more noticeable overall outcome. The advantage of IPL therapy is its minimal downtime – a patient can often have the procedure done in their lunch break and return to work immediately afterwards.
IPL is one of the safest light-based facial treatments available.
IPL Photo Facial
Intense Pulse Light IPL is a technology used in various skin treatments. Photo Facial is a term for skin treatment that uses some kind of light based technology primarily for boosting collagen, treating brown spots, and diminishing broken capillaries.
A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin concern.
Vascular lesions including spider veins, port wine stains, rosy cheeks, rosacea, freckles, aged marks, facial lines, wrinkles and the removal of unwanted dark hair, anginomas and mild to moderate acne and stretch marks.
Impact of IPL treatment varies from patient to patient.
IPL -After Care
Throughout the treatment session the patient must wear protective eyewear. IPL treatments are relatively painless compared to other facial rejuvenation techniques. The sensation has been likened to a light pinch or the snap of a rubber band.
Price -$300-$600.00 per treatment.
What to expect?
Photo Facial is a treatment based upon heating and stimulating the dermis (the inner most layer of the skin) while cooling and protecting the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). Immediately afterwards expect slightly red or flushed skin. It should take a few hours or day or so for the treatments results to become noticeable.
The redness will fade and you will see continuous improvements. Depending on condition your treating your experience will differ. Treating acne skin remains red longer than stimulating collagen.
Minor Side Effects
There are relatively few long-term risks associated with intense pulsed light treatment
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