As we age, our skin ages with us. Elements in the environment such as direct sunlight among other factors that expose us to free radicals may have several negative effects on the skin. Some of these factors include the loss of elastin, or elastic tissue, which causes the skin to sag and hang loosely. Free radicals can also thin the skin leaving it more delicate and fragile, which can result in increased visible marks and skin transparency. All these factors affect the quality and appearance of our skin. The good news is that there is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology.
Skin quality is important to us for many reasons. There is no hiding the fact that our self-image is in large part related to our physical appearance. Human beings are socially interactive creatures who like to compete instinctively with others when it comes to our appearances. One of the first things that people notice about each other is hair and skin. As such, there are a variety of skin conditions such as acne, liver spots, and broken capillaries that can also affect the way that our skin looks and feels. At the end of the day, we all know the problems. The real question in most of our minds is, what can we do to prevent and reverse the damage that is caused on our skin by aging and these free radicals.
Many people mistake IPL for lasers. However, lasers use a single waveform which limits its abilities to treat conditions to a single condition. IPLs can target multiple conditions at the same time. IPLs can reverse the damage caused by the sun, smooth out skin pigmentation, and get rid of veins. IPL is also great for treating acne, and by targeting the chromophores in our skin, it can dramatically smoothen out the color variations in our skin. What are “chromophores,” you may be asking? Chromophores are the parts of a molecule that determine the color of light that is reflected from it. In short, it is responsible for the smoothness or lack thereof, of our skin coloring.
Finally, let us not forget that loose skin that we all inevitably must deal with in life. Most of us are familiar with collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our bodies and is responsible for giving our skin strength and elasticity. Our body slows down the production of collagen as we increase in age. IPLs have a great success in increasing collagen production. This is significant in that it restores the elasticity and strength of our body’s largest organ. The downstream effects of this is more than just looking good, but eventually positively affects many of our bodies other biological systems.
The result is that great skin, makes us feel happy and proud of the way that we take care of ourselves. IPL treatments are perhaps one of the most significant ways that we can impact our skin in a positive way. To learn more about IPLs or to schedule a consultation, call Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre, serving the Delta, Surrey, Langley, and White Rock areas!