Throughout the previous years, there has been a constant increase in the number of people who are turning to cosmetic medicine, all wanting to improve their appearance and attempting to turn back the hands of time. The Los Feliz MedSpa in Los Angeles, CA has recently added the IPL photo facial treatment to our list of anti-aging treatments to give our patients a definitive answer when it comes to skincare.
What can IPL do for me?
IPL photo facials are able to significantly improve the appearance of skin by improving its appearance after too much sun exposure, removing age spots, erasing freckles, reducing pigmentation, resolving acne, and even treating redness that results from broken capillaries. If you are a person who enjoys the outdoors and leads an active lifestyle that requires you to be exposed to the sun most of the time, then an IPL photofacial could be a great option for you. It is a treatment that makes use of broad-spectrum light to treat sun damage on the patient’s face, neck, chest, hands, and essentially anywhere that needs treatment.
What are the advantages of using IPL photofacial?
The IPL photo facial treatment comes highly recommended because it is a safe, gentle, and non-ablative method of managing sun damage and improving the overall texture and appearance of the patient’s skin. Other benefits include:
- IPL photofacials are noninvasive. This means that the patient can go back to their normal routine right after the procedure without having to worry about downtime.
- IPL photofacials are able to produce younger looking skin by removing sun spots, age spots, and broken capillaries that could take away from the patient’s complexion.
- IPL photofacial can produce dramatically noticeable results in a very short time
How does an IPL photo facial work?
Using a small and smooth hand piece that is positioned directly over the affected areas of the skin, a broad-spectrum light will be transmitted and filtered so that the wavelength is optimized according to the patient’s skin type and adjusted to the required range for the specific skin condition. The resulting light will penetrate the tissues and will be absorbed by the melanin present in the tissues to treat pigmented lesions on the patient’s skin. The light energy is able to damage these lesions and the consequently injured tissues will be eliminated through the body’s natural metabolic processes, thereby resulting in clearer skin that is more vibrant and younger looking. IPL photo facials can be used for the treatment of the entire facial area or of specific locations in the body affected by pigmentation and other forms of UV damage. A typical IPL photofacial treatment regimen consists of 4 to 6 regular treatments that are administered during 4-week intervals.