You may have heard about the IPL photofacial but are still uncertain of how it works. If you are looking for the best method to rejuvenate your skin and want to stick with non-surgical methods, you should definitely learn more about this skin rejuvenation therapy. You may find it as effective for you as more aggressive methods, and you will surely find it to be a more attractive option as opposed to something like facelift surgery.
An IPL photofacial is performed by using intense pulsed light energy to produce positive results. A wand is passed across the surface of the skin, emitting high-energy light pulses as it goes. Among other things, this will stimulate the skin to grow additional collagen. Doing so will tighten the skin without the need for surgery.
Collagen is a type of protein that the body produces in the lower layers of the skin. It helps tissue to stick together. It also makes the skin full and provides firmness and tightness. When collagen becomes less prevalent, the skin will start to loosen. This is what happens when you age. The body slows its rate of collagen growth through the years. With less of the protein there to keep it tight, the loosening will necessarily lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles as well as some sagging around the cheeks.
The concentrated pulses of light that are emitted by the IPL equipment will be absorbed by the dermis, which is the layer beneath the surface. It is here that the collagen grows. As the energy is absorbed, the tissue will be warmed. This will start the growth process that will increase the collagen level. More collagen produces tighter skin that is free from unwanted lines and wrinkles. Much of the sagging will go away also. You will be left with rejuvenated skin that makes you look as if years were shaved from your appearance. The collagen will continue to grow until it reaches its peak a few months later.
You might also be interested in IPL therapy if you are paying the price for too much sun exposure through the years in the form of dark spots. These spots can develop when melanin, the substance that creates pigment, no longer spreads evenly through the skin. Instead, it concentrates in spots that are scattered throughout the skin.
Once these unwanted sun spots have formed, they will most likely not go away without some type of intervention. The IPL photofacial can help disperse the concentrated melanin and cause the spots to dry up and flake off. This usually happens within a few days following treatment, so you will notice some improvement in your appearance very soon.
If you want a safe method by which your skin can be rejuvenated, ask us for more information on how you could benefit from an IPL photofacial at Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego. Contact our office to book your first appointment and begin your treatments!