Are you looking for ways to improve and rejuvenate your skin? There are many ways you can achieve healthier looking skin. One method is with Pulsed Light Therapy (PLT). Pulsed Light Therapy (PLT) is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses short bursts of high-intensity light that rejuvenate and improves the appearance of the skin. Pulse light therapy, also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, is used for a wide range of skin conditions and even for hair removal. Open Door Med Spa will share what pulsed light therapy is and how it can help improve your skin.
How Does IPL Really Work?
Pulsed light therapy works by focusing high-intensity light pulses on the desired area of the skin. The device used for pulsed light therapy releases wavelengths of light, which then penetrates the skin and reaches deeply into the tissues. The light energy is then absorbed by your skin tissues, which converts the light into heat energy. The controlled heat energy will cause selective damage to the targeted cells or areas on the skin that will lead to the cell’s termination or removal. The body’s natural healing process will then begin. The natural healing process will cause the damaged cells to repair themselves and will promote the growth of new healthier tissue. The regeneration process is aided by the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Collagen is produced by the body naturally as a response to the damage, and in this case, caused by the light pulses. As a result of the development of new collagen fibers, there will be an improvement of elasticity and firmness of the skin. After pulsed light therapy it will reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and other skin conditions.
What Conditions are Treatable with Intense Pulsed Light?
Pulsed light therapy can be used to treat a number of different skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tones. Pulsed light therapy is also often used for hair removal, by damaging the hair follicles, preventing further hair growth. Pulsed light therapy is a safe and effective treatment option when you want to improve the appearance of the skin and in treating certain types of skin conditions. Pulsed light therapy is non-invasive, which means that there is no surgery or injections involved. Pulsed light therapy is painless, and there is little to no discomfort during the treatment.
Are All IPL Treatments the Same?
The specific wavelengths of light used during a pulsed light therapy can be adjusted based on the desired needs of the patient. For example, red and near-infrared wavelengths are often used to promote collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while blue wavelengths are used to kill acne-causing bacteria. Pulsed light therapy is a very customizable therapy and the settings will be based on the patient’s skin type and the severity of their skin condition. Because pulsed light therapy is a customizable and an effective treatment, it is a great option for a wide range of patients.