Skin rejuvenation can involve surgery, abrasive resurfacing, dermal fillers, or tissue nourishment. The latter can be accomplished without the need for prescription lotions or chemical injections.
Light energy can stimulate the production of collagen, strengthen the supporting tissues that lie beneath the dermal layers and create a more even skin surface.
Commonly known as a photofacial treatment, the medical terminology is Intense Pulsed Light therapy, abbreviated as IPL. This is a completely non-invasive procedure that acts upon the individual’s subdermal tissues, and the body responds by building up healthier skin.
About Light Energy
Some people confuse IPL photorejuvenation with laser treatment. Lasers produce monochromatic light that is highly concentrated and focused.
A photofacial procedure that uses IPL works much more gently, and it can be targeted to a specific tissue tone and density. When properly calibrated, the short bursts of light energy penetrate through the skin and are absorbed by the tissue that lies beneath.
The light beams are pulsed rapidly, with each pulse lasting only a few milliseconds. The heat energy contracts the supportive tissues and the collagen contained within, and this reduces the appearance of age lines.
At the same time, the energy stimulates further collagen production, and when the body senses slight heat damage, nutrients are rushed in to build up newer, healthier support tissue.
Who is a Candidate?
We recommend this treatment for those who are suffering from the appearance of facial wrinkles, enlarged pores, darkened freckles, or brittle, thin skin on the face. Deeper acne scars or discolorations that lie in the lower dermal layers may want to consider another treatment type.
How to Prepare for an IPL Treatment
No special pre-treatment care is needed. We may apply a soothing gel that acts as a topical anesthetic. The wand is then placed on the surface of the skin and the light rapidly pulsed. The light energy is adjusted to match the tone of the client’s skin and underlying tissue.
Depending on the size of the area to be treated, treatment time may vary. After treatment is complete, the affected areas will be slightly reddened, but this is temporary.
We may recommend using sunblock for a week or two following the procedure. Dark spots and large freckles may look slightly bruised for several days after the therapy, but eventually they lighten up and begin to be much less noticeable. The therapy can be repeated at regular intervals.
Consider IPL for Skin Rejuvenation
Contact Delta Laser Skin Care Centre today to get all the facts about this popular cosmetic procedure. The IPL therapy is government-approved and has been used on thousands of individuals. We offer complete consultation services that will answer any questions you have about IPL.