The stresses and many pleasures of life, along with the mere passing of time, tends to cause our skin to appear years older. The signs of photoaging and sun damage are typically most visible on a person’s face and body. While numerous treatments from simple creams to major surgeries exist to improve various facial flaws, skin specialists have always sought dramatic improvement with low-risk treatments that offer no downtime following.
Photofacials (photorejuvenation) using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) are noninvasive therapies that treat skin damage without disruption of the skin’s surface, hence, no downtime. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can simultaneously manage a broad range of facial concerns safely and effectively. Conditions such as benign brown pigmented lesions, broken capillaries, sun-induced freckles known as age spots, mottled pigmentation and poikiloderma can all be addressed with IPL.
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of photoaging, birthmarks, unsightly veins and other unsightly blemishes. IPL offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction, through a new process called photorejuvenation.
How is photorejuvenation performed?
A cold gel is applied to the treatment area and dark protective eyewear is worn to protect your eyes from the laser. The smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are administered. You may only feel a slight sting, like the snap of a small rubber band but no further discomfort. If you would prefer anesthetic cream before the treatment, we can provide that for you, as long as you are not treating a vascular condition. Treatments come in a series of three to five sessions and provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects, and best of all, high satisfaction. Each treatment area takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
Why are multiple treatments needed?
A number of conditions may require additional treatments to treat the skin and reverse these signs of photodamage completely. At Spa in the City, we recommend a series of treatments starting at four sessions up to six to see optimal results. Our patients love this treatment because you can return to work the next day without any recovery. To reduce the risk and support gradual improvements in the skin’s tone and texture, we divide these IPL treatments into sessions with three to four weeks in between.
What does the photorejuvenation process treat?
Photorejuvenation reverses the effects of photodamage gained over your lifetime in the sun. Facial imperfections and abnormalities can detract from your well-being and appearance, no matter how healthy and young you feel on the inside. IPL technology helps to reveal smooth skin. After a series of these IPL treatments, you will see a significant reduction of any unwanted pigmentation. The same treatment can be used effectively in areas such as the arms, hands, chest, neck and legs.
IPL Treats Broken Veins, Capillaries, and Benign Vascular Lesions
The face has an extensive network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Along with time, aging, trauma, sun exposure, and certain lifestyle factors, some of these capillaries can break – appearing as red streaks or blotches on the face. IPL therapy can reduce damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually all traces of these unsightly blemishes.
Many people suffer from broken capillaries and diffused erythema that caused them social embarrassment. For both women and men, IPL can successfully treat dilated blood vessels without injuring the surrounding healthy skin.
To schedule a consultation for IPL therapy, call Spa in the City today at 972-588-4485.