Light energy can be an effective skin rejuvenation kickstart. Unless the total energy output is extensive, the light won’t burn the skin. Instead, it will target specific areas of concern, a sort of controlled injury procedure. The newest IPL therapy treatment devices are specially designed to work via pixelated or focused broadband frequency emission. The idea is to produce a beam of light energy that passes through the epidermis and targets denser, darker material that lies beneath.
The dermal layer of skin is where most discolorations exist. These include age spots and freckles, injury and acne scars, and regions of melasma. Many of these trouble spots have oversized capillaries, and the capillaries shrink when they absorb broadband light energy. A whole new science of skin rejuvenation is being opened via the advancements in intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.
What Does It Treat?
Basically, this type of light therapy stimulates the body to produce replacement tissue. This is accomplished via the absorption of the light energy and converting it to heat energy. The darker the tissue, the more readily it absorbs the energy rather than simply reflecting the light.
Darker cells contain pigment, and the cell components containing this pigment are called chromophores. They are slightly damaged by the absorption of energy, and the body responds by creating replacement tissue at an accelerated rate. Much of this replacement tissue will slowly move upward and become a healthier epidermal layer. This is accomplished without the removal of any skin, something that occurs during traditional laser resurfacing. The damaged tissues of injury scars, acne scars, and age spots will eventually be discarded along with other waste. A series of IPL therapy treatments therefore address multiple problems with the skin.
Performing the Procedure
We will consult with the client and design a customized treatment schedule based on our observations. We can calibrate the IPL device in a number of ways, producing all kinds of light frequency combinations to account for skin tone, skin thickness, and the depth of any scarring or other form of hyperpigmentation. During the treatment, the device is placed on the skin and the light is flashed for a very brief period. After a few pulses, the device is moved to the next area of concern. There’s no downtime after treatment, and no at-home post-treatment care is required.
Enjoy Positive Results Without Invasive Procedures
IPL therapy is non-invasive. There’s no skin ablation, no abrasive resurfacing, and no use of strong chemicals. After a month or so following the final treatment, the skin is smoother because of the healthiness of the replacement epidermis. Dark spots are less visible because some of these tissues have been discarded and also because the capillaries have shrunk.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
We invite you to learn more about this simple alternative to skin ablation or harsh resurfacing techniques – you’ll be surprised when you find out just what IPL therapy can treat. For more details about this increasingly popular skin rejuvenation procedure, reach out and make an appointment with Open Door Med Spa! At our convenient location in Mansfield, TX, our caring team of devoted professionals will be pleased to explain this treatment in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!