IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
Originally developed to help those with broken capillaries and hyper-pigmentation issues, IPL machines were fortunately found to also stimulate the production of collagen. Plumping the skin and refreshing overall skin tone and texture, Intense Pulsed Light therapy has been proven to reverse the signs of sun damage, provide relief for rosacea, and diminish blotchy redness through simple laser treatments.
Often referred to as IPL Photofacials, each facial treatment procedure penetrates the skin with intense pulses of light. These pulses of laser light are converted to heat underneath the epidermis, breaking up pigmented cells. These cells then peel off the surface of the face over the few days following each laser treatment. IPL is a great facial treatment, but it can effectively be used to treat any body area;, however, IPL therapy is most often used on the face, neck, upper chest and hands.
Though some users have reported redness and swelling after a laser treatment, these side effects are generally minimal and temporary. Results of IPL sessions generally appear in the weeks following treatment with many patients experiencing more youthful, glowing, and even-toned skin that lasts for months on end. Typically requiring a series of two to four laser treatments, IPL Photofacials boost skin health, with best results being experienced after approximately 14 days after treatment.