Wrinkles are one of the most obvious signs of aging. They’re difficult to hide and even more difficult for most types of conventional treatments to fix.
The worst part is that age isn’t the only thing that can cause wrinkles. Sun damage, genetics, and using the muscles in your face can cause them.
This means treating wrinkles requires a new type of therapy.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one such cutting-edge therapy that aims to treat wrinkles. As a non-invasive technique, it can successfully minimize wrinkles while replenishing the beauty of your skin.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL therapy uses intense beams of light attuned to a specific frequency. These beams are emitted by a chilled sapphire tip, which in turn allows them to produce one of the most targeted and gentle types of therapies for treating wrinkles.
The beauty of IPL concerns the way the light minimizes any type of heat transfer outside of the skin. The chilled sapphire lens helps to ensure that only the light is emitted.
This light stays non-reactive until it reaches the collagen deep beneath your skin. It reacts with the unique composition of the collagen layers to convert to heat, which in turn allows for loose collagen to be destroyed.
Once destroyed, the body begins the process of removing the collagen and reforming the underlying collagen substructure. During this process, which is called neocollagenesis, the collagen layers are reformed so that they are tighter and more efficient. This treats wrinkles and other lines that originate deep beneath the skin.
Why Choose IPL?
The biggest advantage IPL therapy brings to the table is the ability to treat skin without causing damage to the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. The chilled light simply passes through the skin, which in turn stays inactive until it reaches the targeted collagen layers.
This means patients with fair skin and certain skin conditions can enjoy IPL without having to take special precautions.
Another advantage of IPL treatment for wrinkles is the way it works. Rather than focusing on temporarily filling the missing collagen, IPL works to rejuvenate the collagen layers. This results in an incredibly natural and long-lasting solution for treating wrinkles.
The non-invasive nature of IPL therapy is yet another advantage. It allows patients to receive comparable results to lift procedures and dermal fillers without the need for incisions, potentially painful chemical peels, irritated skin or surgical procedures.
Is IPL Right For You?
IPL can be considered one of the most gentle ways to treat wrinkles, lines and other imperfections resulting from problems with the collagen layer beneath the skin.
While IPL can be used with patients or any age and any skin type, it would be beneficial to first schedule a consultation to ensure this is the right treatment. At Spa Black, we offer a variety of services including IPL therapy, microdermabrasion, and other skin care treatments. We would be happy to customize a treatment plan to help you get the youthful skin you want. Contact us today to get started.