Skin discolorations often occur beneath the epidermal layer, and this renders useless standard treatments such as dermabrasion. To effectively improve the overall appearance and minimize the prominence of lesions, age spots, freckles, and injury scars, the treatment must target these darker tissues without affecting the epidermis. This is the reason intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL photorejuvenation, was developed.
Many of our clients ask us if this is the same as traditional laser therapy. The answer is no. Laser therapy employs the use of a single wavelength of high-intensity light, and IPL devices deliver a broad-spectrum beam of various wavelengths, adjusted to specifically target chromophores in the lower dermal layers. IPL photorejuvenation is one of the least invasive means to improve overall skin tone.
How IPL Photorejuvenation Works
The device is a flash-lamp that can be calibrated to deliver a specific combination of light frequencies. The light beams are focused through a lens and directed at the skin surface. They pass right through the epidermal layer only to be absorbed by darker cells that lie beneath. When these cells absorb the photons, the energy becomes heat energy and damages the affected tissue.
This kickstarts the rejuvenation process. The body responds to the “injury” by sending nutrients for the creation of replacement tissues. Generally, the new tissue growth will be healthier than what is being replaced. After a series of treatment sessions and some healing, our clients enjoy more evenly toned skin, and darker regions such as freckles and age spots are far less noticeable. Fine wrinkles are also smoothed away with IPL photorejuvenation treatments.
Who is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Ideal candidates for IPL photorejuvenation will be in overall good health and will be experiencing age-related darkened skin tone such as age spots or certain types of scarring. If the client has small dynamic wrinkles that are non-set, IPL therapy can minimize the appearance of these blemishes.
Advantages of IPL Photorejuvenation
The skin itself isn’t being treated via abrasion or skin ablation, so there’s no risk of scarring. The wide range of device settings and frequency combinations means that a customized treatment can be designed that produces excellent results without the worry of bleaching or epidermal damage.
Get more information about IPL photorejuvenation by getting in touch with us at Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville. It’s perhaps the simplest way to revitalize the skin and remove worrisome age spots, acne scars, and freckles. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!