Skin rejuvenation is best achieved when the body is allowed to naturally replace damaged cells with healthy ones. An IPL photofacial is performed by subjecting the skin to a mix of light frequencies. The idea is to stimulate new tissue creation by targeting the lower dermal layers, specifically the dark tissues that make up regions of discolored skin. Freckles, age spots, blemishes, injury scars, and even small wrinkles can be treated in this manner. If you’re unfamiliar with intense pulsed light therapy, abbreviated as IPL, our team in Jacksonville Beach can help you understand how this simple skin treatment can really give your facial skin a much-needed boost.
Using Light to Treat the Darkness
Our skin is subjected to damaging sun rays, so it would seem unlikely that intense exposure to broadband light could be beneficial. The trick is a simple one. The instrument used in IPL photofacial treatments is a special device that emits a mix of wavelengths. The device is calibrated to deliver a certain combination of frequencies, and the result is a pixelated beam of light that passes right through the epidermis without damaging it.
Instead, the light is absorbed deeper down. The darker tissues of the dermis will absorb some of these frequencies, and the tissues will heat up. Very dark spots such as freckles and acne scars will be damaged by the absorption of the light, which has now been converted into heat energy. The body will respond by discarding some of this tissue in favor or newer, healthier cells.
At the same time, capillaries in these denser, darker regions will constrict, and this helps improve overall skin tone. Collagen production also increases, and this slowly but surely results in smoother skin that shows fewer smile lines and other blemishes.
Consultation and Treatment
We consult with the client before deciding to treat the skin with an IPL photofacial. We need to look at the skin tone, skin thickness, and the depth of any discolorations. This allows us to design a customized treatment schedule. We usually schedule a series of treatment sessions for optimal results. An IPL photofacial can easily be scheduled around the client’s other activities.
Advantages of IPL Photofacial Treatments
This is a preferred treatment because it involves no skin ablation or repositioning, and also because no abrasive resurfacing is performed. The epidermal layer remains intact. The energy from the IPL instrument isn’t powerful enough to damage the skin surface.
This is a very simple cosmetic treatment for a variety of skin problems. Talk to our team at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville to learn more about IPL photofacials. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation in Jacksonville Beach.