Also called as flash lamp therapy, an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive and non-wounding treatment made to tend to different skin problems that prevent you from having a younger-looking skin.
This is being done by using high intensity pulses of visible light acting as lasers.
IPL treatment is best in solving many skin problems such as vascular lesions like spider angiomas, port wine stains, broken facial veins, rosy cheeks, rosacea and red thread veins of the legs. Also, it can help on avoiding unwanted freckles, age marks, facial lines, and wrinkles as well as removal of dark hair.
Through a series of IPL treatments called photorejuvenation, an aged skin can also be resolved and be brought back to its youthfulness. Mild to moderate acne problems can also be solved through IPL.
How does it work?
Similar as to how lasers work, the light energy is absorbed by the targeted cell with the chromophores (skin components that absorb light). The light energy is being converted to heat energy that causes damage to the targeted area.
However, in the IPL system, many wavelengths (or colors) are delivered in each pulse of light and not just one wavelength, to avoid damage. It uses filters in order to refine the energy that will be applied to the certain area. These filters make the energy penetration more focused on the specific chromophores without using excessive energy levels to avoid further damage.
The treatment targets the lower layers of the skin or the dermis without actually affecting the epidermis or the top layer of the skin.
Things to Remember
Just like any other treatment, there are things that you should remember before and after undergoing IPL treatment.
You should avoid too much sun exposure weeks before your treatment schedule. Moreover, your attending plastic surgeon or expert should be reminding you of the dos and don’ts in line with the treatment that you will be undergoing.
Be informed that IPL systems have integrated cooling systems, hence cooling gels will be applied to the affected area of the skin. The smooth and glass-like surface of the IPL treatment machine head will be directed to the skin while emitting refined pulses of light in order to treat the skin problem.
An IPL treatment usually lasts for about 20 minutes and you can expect a very minimal downtime or problem with this since the procedure is non-wounding and non-invasive.
Moreover, a radiantly beautiful and a youthful skin can be expected after the treatment. A painless way to regain your beauty and confidence indeed!
And when it comes to the clinic that can always help you on achieving the best results and give you leading solutions for your dermaesthetic needs, turn to Zi Institute.