IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses multiple wavelengths of visible light to treat conditions such as these:
- Fine to moderate wrinkles
- Large pores
- Permanent hair reduction
- Facial redness
- Skin discoloration
Photorejuvenation is a highly effective, no downtime procedure that helps rebuild collagen, which minimizes fine wrinkles and shallow scars. It also targets superficial blood vessels to reduce the redness from rosacea and melanin to lessen brown spots and melasma associated with sun damage. A series of 5 to 6treatments is typically recommended.
Using IPL to Treat Aging and Rosacea:
IPL’s multi-wavelength pulse light therapy penetrates the outer layers of skin (epidermis) and delivers light energy to the deeper (dermal) layers of skin. It is within the dermis that collagen, the main supporting structure of our skin, resides and is produced. The light energy tightens collagen protein bundles and stimulates fibroblasts to produce more collagen, which reduces the appearance of facial line, wrinkles, and pore size.
Since the light energy penetrates the outer layers of skin, there is none of the peeling and redness associated with traditional laser resurfacing. When treating hyperpigmentation, spider veins or rosacea, the light energy targets the unwanted pigment (melanin or blood vessels) while leaving the skin intact.
Using IPL for Hair Removal:
IPL hair removal therapy is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. Facial hair goes through an active growing phase every three to six weeks; non-facial hair every eight to 10 weeks. This is the only phase in which hair responds to treatment. Most patients will see a remarkable reduction in both the density and rate of growth within two to three weeks after the first treatment. With subsequent treatments, permanent hair reduction is generally achieved.
Using IPL to Treat Unwanted Blood Vessels and Rosacea:
To remove unwanted blood vessels and the red flushing associated with rosacea, concentrated light energy passes through the outer skin to the vessels where heat destroys the selected target but leaves surrounding tissue intact. The flow of blood is then re-directed to vessels deeper in the skin. Our aesthetician can perform this treatment on your face, neck, and chest.