Vitamin D keeps our bones and immune system healthy and also serves as a mood booster. Sunshine is a great source of Vitamin D. However, too much exposure to UV light can have a negative effect on the skin and cause premature aging. Intense Pulsed Light treatment can reverse some of these signs of skin aging such as loss of elasticity, freckles, and age spots.
How IPL Treatment Works
Intense Pulsed Light or IPL for short, works in several ways to reduce the signs of aging:
- It kick starts the skin’s natural healing process so more collagen is produced and the overall condition of the skin is improved.
- The light impulses create a heat reaction in melanin in the skin so excess amounts are broken down and passed through the system. This helps to fade age spots and freckles.
- Broken capillaries are cauterized so less blood flows to thread veins and red patches. This, over time, fades them so the complexion is more even.
Using the most powerful and precise IPL system available, our IPL treatment is noninvasive and does not require stitches, the use of a scalpel, or recovery time. Patients are advised to minimize their UV exposure for a few months prior to treatment as the system works better on fairer skin and when there is more of a color contrast between the skin and any imperfections. This will also help reduce further damage and we advise that you use an SPF of at least 30 after treatment.
While everyone’s level of tolerance to pain varies from person to person, many people compare the discomfort to that of being flicked by an elastic band and your skin may appear slightly red and sting afterwards.
What Is IPL Laser and What Does It Treat?
In addition to treating age spots, freckles, and loss of skin elasticity, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can correct a variety of benign skin conditions such as skin discoloration, open pores, rosacea, fine lines, wrinkles, dull complexion, and unwanted hair. This treatment is not exclusive use for the face; it can also be used on the hands, neck, and chest.
This new procedure is called photorejuvenation; a non-invasive, safe solution can be tailored to your individual skin type and concerns, providing excellent cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction.
Wrapping It Up
IPL treatment is an effective and safe way of rejuvenating your skin. If you would like to know more about this or any of our other rejuvenation treatments, book a consultation online or call Total Health & Skin Center in Holly Springs at (919) 557-6400.