Dull, wrinkled, and discolored skin can be rejuvenated via light therapy. Somewhat similar to laser resurfacing, intense pulsed light, or IPL, uses light energy to stimulate healthy tissue growth. Unlike a laser treatment, however, an IPL treatment doesn’t ablate the epidermis. Instead, the light energy passes through the upper skin layers and is absorbed by denser tissue that lies beneath.
We highly recommend this treatment to our clients who bring us their concerns about age-related problems such as wrinkling, increased prominence of age spots and other blemishes, and skin that is showing the effects of environmental damage. To learn more about how IPL treatment can revitalize your facial skin, contact us today.
Using Light Energy
Light is made up of photons, and photons carry energy via momentum. When a photon strikes other molecules, it’s either reflected back or absorbed. The lighter tones of the epidermis will reflect most wavelengths, but the darker, denser dermal layer will absorb certain frequencies. When this happens, the tissue heats up slightly.
An IPL device emits broadband light energy. This means that the pulsed beam is made up of a specific combination of frequencies, and this mix ensures proper absorption by the lower dermal layers. When this happens, capillaries constrict, and so does the collagen in the skin. The body responds by accelerating the production of new collagen. The shrunken capillaries diminish the appearance of such blemishes as acne scars, freckles, and age spots. After a series of IPL treatment sessions, the skin becomes smoother and more evenly toned.
Suitable for Most Individuals
Until recently, IPL treatments were restricted to individuals with very little melanin in their skin. The advancements in instrument calibration now make this treatment suitable for those with different skin tones. However, it’s important that we consult with the prospective client beforehand so that we can determine the instrument settings and construct a customized IPL treatment schedule based on the actual skin tone and texture of the client.
Likely candidates are mature adults who are experiencing dullness to the skin tone, visually apparent crow’s feet and marionette lines, or prominent blemishes that cannot be treated using creams or salves. Simply make an appointment with us at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville to learn more about IPL treatment and how it can help you. Contact us today to book your consultation at our office in Jacksonville Beach!