Sun damage, acne, and aging are all nightmares on the skin—especially when they’re combined together. Redness, brown spots, wrinkles, and freckles all mar your otherwise beautiful face. If you’ve spent a lot of time outdoors in the elements throughout your life or are suffering from severe adult acne or other conditions, you might think there is no hope for your skin. But have no fear. There are possible solutions.
IPL to the Rescue
IPL is perfect if you are looking to rejuvenate your skin and solve some of its issues. This non-invasive procedure is otherwise known as a “photofacial,” because it uses light energy to fix your skin. “Photo” is the root for light; a photon is a light partical. So with an IPL photofacial, it is almost like you are receiving a facial via a healthy glow of light.
IPL itself stands for intense pulsed light. While very similar to a laser in that it uses light and generates heat, it is different. Doctors are able to filter IPL to produce different effects and target difference issues. Although we use it for facials, hair loss in the area is a noted side-effect, and IPL is often used as a hair removal system.
How Does It Work?
The only tool required for the procedure is a small, hand-held device that transmits the light. It is placed over your skin and moved around to give you a facial. This transmitter filters the light to the perfect, customized wavelength for your skin and conditions. As it is emitted into the skin, the light is absorbed by melanin. As it is taken into the skin, the light affects the damaged pigmentation of your skin, allowing your body’s natural processes to get rid of the old and incorrect coloring.
In simpler terms, the light breaks down the bad in your skin and activates the good, allowing your skin to help itself heal. This gives you clear skin and a youthful glow.
Even though it is called a facial, this treatment can be applied almost anywhere on the body. If you have a piece of skin to which you’d like to restore a beautiful radiance, come in to Los Feliz MedSpa today!