IPL photorejuvenation involves the use of intense pulsed light. This is a skin rejuvenating therapy that allows the skin and subdermal layers to discard unhealthy tissue and replace it with newer, more collagen-rich growth. It is effective for the minimizing of wrinkles, dark spots and other discolorations. Unlike chemical peels, the skin surface itself is not subjected to agents that lift away the epidermis. Instead, IPL photorejuvenation uses carefully chosen wavelengths to penetrate deep into and below the skin. The light energy constricts blood vessels and collagen, which evens out the skin and makes it smoother. It also promotes new collagen growth, so the effects of an IPL photorejuvenation treatment are long-lasting.
How IPL Works
Light energy, when absorbed by tissue, interacts with that tissue and heats it up. The amount of energy absorption depends on the wavelength of the light beam. Certain tissues contain chromophores that absorb light energy easily, and other tissues simply reflect that light without absorbing energy at all. The instrument used in IPL photorejuvenation delivers a multitude of wavelengths, so the professional can calibrate the instrument to send light energy to different layers of skin.
This procedure is meant to be comfortable, as the client feels only a stinging or snapping sensation when the light is pulsed. When a series of treatments is scheduled over a period of a month or two, the client notices visual improvement in skin tone, skin texture and wrinkle reduction.
What the Procedure Involves
We generally schedule a series of treatment sessions. We first examine the face during a consultation, and we come up with a customized plan that takes into account the thickness of the skin, the depth of the wrinkles, age spots or injury scars and the actual skin tone.
During the treatment, the lamp is simply flashed for a few milliseconds, and several flashes are administered before the instrument is moved to the next treatable area.
A treatment session lasts only about 20 to 30 minutes. Afterward, the skin may be a bit red, but this dissipates rapidly. The light energy that is absorbed by specific cells transfers heat, and the tissue constricts slightly. This is what causes the reddening. The body is simply responding to the heat by sending blood and nutrients to the affected area.
IPL photorejuvenation treatments can be scheduled during a client’s lunch break. After a series of sessions, visual improvement in skin tone and texture becomes noticeable.
The positive results of an IPL photorejuvenation treatment often last for up to a year. This treatment is popular because no surgery is involved, there is no downtime and there is no chance of side effects caused by chemicals or filler compounds.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Find out more about IPL photorejuvenation by scheduling an appointment at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre in Delta. Learn about the advantages IPL has over other skin rejuvenation procedures. Contact us today to request a consultation.