Sun damaged skin can be effectively treated through an innovative treatment called IPL Photorejuvenation. It uses light in a good way to repair and revive your skin in an effective, non-invasive, and proven way. With IPL there’s no peeling, scabbing or redness. And it’s so fast that you could even do it over your lunch hour.
How it works:
IPL Photorejuvenation reduces and eliminates the unsightly sun damage visible on your skin. Most of us recognize this as freckles, fine lines and the larger brown age or liver spots. Whether on your face, hands, neck, chest or back, this treatment can make you look like you’ve turned back time. With an average of five treatments spread out at three week intervals, IPL Photorejuvenation stimulates the production of collagen. As the new collagen forms, fine lines and wrinkles are decreased. IPL technology improves both the superficial and deeper skin layers and rejuvenates the skin while at the same time delivering beneficial thermal energy to deep issue. After a series of treatments, you can see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation and the appearance of smoother, revitalized skin.
IPL Photorejuvenation uses a technology called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). At first glance, it is similar to a conventional laser, which emits a fixed wavelength of light. But IPL technology is far different than laser technology. Instead, IPL devices produce a broad spectrum of light in a range of wavelengths. These wavelengths are customized to suite your type of skin and its needs by a trained IPL physician or technician.
Before Treatment: Using the spectrum of IPL appropriate to the clinical objective, light energy is transformed to heat energy.
During Treatment: The chromophore in the target tissue – such as hemoglobin or pigment – responds to the heat energy.
After Treatment: The target is fragmented and absorbed without damage to the surrounding tissue. The skin surface is left smooth and rejuvenated.
IPL is a fast, convenient and virtually painless solution for treating sun damage and more, which is what so many people are looking for in a treatment. Depending on the area treated, IPL can take minutes and can easily be done over your lunch hour, and no one will notice any telltale signs that you might have had something done. And compared to many other treatments, IPL Photorejuvenation is practically painless. A cool gel is applied to the surface of your skin, then the hand-controlled device is moved across the treatment area. Most people say the sensation is similar to the snap of a rubber band; however, a topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the skin and reduce the minimal discomfort. Afterwards, the treated lesion will flake off and disappear in a matter of days.
By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk, and preserves the wonderful “no downtime” feature that people appreciate so much.