Most people are familiar with the signs of aging. The skin starts to wrinkle and fold, the cheeks start to lose their fullness, and you seem to scar more easily than ever before. You might have an uneven skin tone or be dealing with hyperpigmentation. The good news is there’s an anti-aging therapy called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy that can help most common skin conditions. This light therapy is typically used for treating unwanted hair, wrinkles, acne, and age spots. Intense Pulsed Light is an incredibly versatile therapy.
How Intense Pulsed Light Is Different from Lasers
In some ways, IPL treatments are similar to laser procedures. The biggest difference, though, is that laser treatments only focus one wavelength on your skin. IPL utilizes multiple light wavelengths, similarly to the flash of a photo.
IPL light tends to be less focused and more scattered than laser light. This allows it to penetrate to your second skin layer without harming your top layer, which means it does less damage than traditional laser treatments.
Your skin’s pigment cells absorb this energy and convert it into heat. From there, the heat destroys unwanted pigment to clear spots, freckles, and other uneven skin tones. Unlike many other treatments, IPL is safe to use on any part of the body. It’s most effective on lighter skin.
What Happens During the Procedure
Your healthcare professional will thoroughly clean whichever area is receiving the treatment. The next step is to use the IPL device to apply light pulses to the skin. Treatment times will vary depending on how large the treatment area is and which part of the body it is. However, most treatments are relatively quick and easy. Many people need anywhere from three to six treatments for their ideal results. Each treatment should have about two to four weeks in between, as this time period allows the skin to heal.
If you are interested in this treatment to achieve a smoother, more even complexion, the professionals at Open Door Med Spa would be more than happy to discuss your options with you in further detail. We are conveniently located in Mansfield, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!