IPL™ therapy, or intense pulsed light therapy, is a popular cosmetic treatment option because it is non-invasive and requires no downtime after the procedure is complete.
It is a therapy that uses short bursts of light energy, which penetrate through the epidermis and treat discolorations in the lower dermal layers.
It also stimulates collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Mature adult men and women seeking a simple, non-surgical rejuvenation procedure for their aging facial skin may want to consider this revolutionary technique.
We offer complete consultation services that explain the entire procedure from start to finish.
How Light Energy Can Promote Healthy Skin Growth
The epidermis is relatively opaque, meaning that light penetrates through it without heating up the tissue very much. On the other hand, lower dermal layers and the supporting tissue that lay beneath contain chromophores.
In other words, the color of these layers means they will absorb certain light frequencies and therefore the associated heat energy.
Intense pulsed light is produced by an instrument that is either handheld or supported on a mechanical apparatus. Although many people confuse this with laser therapy, IPL™ actually uses multiple wavelengths of light.
The instrument is calibrated so that the light pulse wavelengths are suited to the tissue to be treated. The light is pulsed rapidly, with each pulse lasting only a few milliseconds.
The light energy passes through the epidermis and is absorbed by the targeted layer. This heats up the tissue and slightly affects it. The body responds by sending nutrients to heal the affected tissue.
Benefits of IPL™ Therapy
Since the epidermis is not affected, no skin resurfacing is necessary. Most of the discolorations in the skin are caused by problems in the lower skin layers. Age spots, deeper injury scars and freckles can be treated using IPL™ because the heat energy affects the lower tissue layers.
Wrinkled skin can also be treated using IPL™. The gentle heat stimulates collagen production. The procedure is completely repeatable.
What Patients Should Know
Any redness at the surface of the treated area diminishes over the next hour or two. The healing effect is continuous, with healthier tissue growing over the next one to two months.
Rejuvenate Your Skin with IPL™
Intense pulsed light therapy is effective on any part of the body, including the face, neck, arms and legs. Not only does it promote healthy skin growth, but it can also even reduce the growth of body hair.
Spa Black in San Antonio proudly offers IPL™ therapy for patients looking to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Contact us today to schedule your own personal consultation to learn more about this simple skin rejuvenation therapy.