Intense pulsed light (IPL) or photorejuvenation can improve a variety of skin conditions such as aging, birthmarks, small blemishes, unsightly small veins, or other facial skin imperfections. IPL therapy can easily be customized to your skin type and condition, and patients typically can return to work immediately following the procedure. Available treatment areas include the hands, shoulders, face, neck, and chest.
The IPL device has numerous attachments that can help get rid of specific conditions. Some accessories stimulate collagen production to improve texture and provide immediate tightening, while others target spider veins or rosacea by reducing the size of inflamed blood vessels. Still, other attachments reduce oil gland production and help kill the bacteria that cause acne. These light treatments can also contribute to rid your body of unwanted hair by lessening the rate at which it grows.
Photorejuvenation sessions typically last about half an hour and usually require a series of treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to deliver the best results. One can expect minimal discomfort during the procedure, akin to rubber bands being snapped on the skin, but a topical anesthetic is applied to minimize this pain. Intense pulsed light works by infiltrating the top layer of skin and working upon the underlying dermis. The light seals blood vessels and destroys unwanted pigment and hair follicles. While there is zero down time associated with this procedure, minor redness and swelling may be present for up to three days after the session. On average, most skin conditions will take three to five treatments to get the “full effect”.
When compared to other forms of skin rejuvenation surgery photorejuvenation is by far the most convenient, with many patients getting treatments on their lunch break, it is the perfect treatment for those with a hectic schedule.
If you are looking to bring back the healthy, youthful tone your skin once had and don’t have a tolerance for long periods of down time, then IPL photorejuvenation could be the solution you’ve been looking for.