Intense pulsed light therapy, abbreviated as IPL therapy, is one of the simplest cosmetic procedures for improving the overall appearance of the facial skin. This facial rejuvenation treatment can help diminish the visibility of smile lines, crow’s feet, and even certain discolorations. It works much the same way as laser therapy, but employs the use of a wide variety of high-intensity light frequencies. Here in San Diego, most of our clients who choose IPL Photofacial treatment are seeking a way to achieve better skin tone and texture without the need for surgery.
Surgical procedures and abrasive resurfacing of the skin can have serious side effects, and the results can be less than stellar. On the other hand, IPL therapy involves the customizing of a treatment schedule to meet the exact needs of the client, and our specialist has complete control over the amount of energy produced by the IPL device, as well as how many treatments are necessary.
What It Treats
This type of photofacial targets a number of concerns, including fine wrinkles and smile lines, marionette lines, rosacea, injury scars, acne scars, and freckles. Wrinkles are often caused by thinning skin that is no longer properly supported from below, and IPL therapy can actually kickstart a rejuvenation process that results in better subdermal support strength. Dark spots can be treated because the energy absorbed by denser, darker material causes slight damage to these cells. They are soon replaced by healthier tissue that is more favorably toned.
How It Works
The IPL device is a handheld instrument that is calibrated to deliver a specific range of visible light frequencies. The light is quite intense and focused, but unlike a laser, the beams delivered by the device are a scattering of wavelengths. The light passes right through the epidermis without affecting it. Instead, the energy is absorbed by chromophores, the cells in certain tissues that reflect very little light. This is why dark spots look dark. When these tissues absorb the energy, they are slightly damaged. The body will respond by creating new replacement tissue, and the damaged cells are slowly flushed along with other waste.
What to Expect
We typically schedule a series of these facial rejuvenation treatment sessions, spaced out a set amount of time apart. Each treatment is performed in the comfort of our office in San Diego. After multiple treatment sessions, most of our clients notice a visible improvement in the skin texture and a significant reduction in the appearance of dark spots. There is no downtime after treatment, making IPL a favored treatment option for those who have a busy lifestyle.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance Without Surgery
If you’re just now hearing about IPL Photofacial treatments, you’re probably interested in learning more. We offer complete consultation services at Viva Wellness Medical Group for potential clients who live in or near the San Diego area, and we’ll give you all the facts about how this simple facial rejuvenation treatment can improve your appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!