IPL photofacials are specialized treatments that improve the tone and texture of the facial skin. They also help to reduce the appearance of discolorations such as age spots, injury scars, and freckles. Abbreviated as IPL, intense pulsed light treatment involves the use of a special handheld device that delivers brief pulses of broad-spectrum light. IPL devices produce a wide range of light frequencies, and these waves target specific tissue densities.
How IPL Works
The device can be calibrated to produce a specific set of light frequencies. Darker tissues such as freckles and acne scars obviously aren’t reflecting much light, hence their appearance. These tissues will more readily absorb a wide range of light frequencies. The light energy, when absorbed by these darker tissues, is converted to heat energy. The cells are damaged, and the body responds by eliminating them with other waste while at the same time accelerating the production of healthier replacement tissue.
The lamp on the IPL device is set to flash for just a few milliseconds at a time. A cooling gel is applied to the skin surface just prior to treatment. The device is pressed directly onto the skin surface. After multiple flashes of broadband-spectrum light, the device is moved a short distance and the process repeated.
The epidermis is not affected by the pulsed light beams because they pass right through the tissue without being absorbed. Recovery time is virtually nonexistent. As such, IPL photofacials are extremely convenient treatments for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
Advantages of IPL Photofacials
The biggest advantage is the lack of recovery time. The client need not wear bandages or apply any sort of medicated creams or gels after the treatment. Since no chemicals are used, there is no chance of allergic reactions. A series of treatment sessions, spaced out a set amount of time apart, is usually all that is required in order for the desired result to be realized.
Achieve a Better Overall Appearance
This is a very simple procedure that yields long-lasting results. If you’re interested in learning more, schedule a consultation at Northern California Wellness in El Dorado Hills. Getting rid of small wrinkles and reducing the appearance of dark spots may be a whole lot simpler than you once thought. IPL photofacials could work for you. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!