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IPL: Face And Lower Face Treatment


ast forward to smooth blemish-free skin. IPL is a painless, non-invasive treatment that works swiftly to reveal skin which is free of fine lines and wrinkles. It delivers skin-deep results to minimize or remove skin spots either due to aging or environmental effects. An IPL face treatment is the safest way to reduce facial hair, facial veins, and red discoloration of Rosacea.

What is IPL?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It utilizes the light of different wavelengths to treat skin conditions that arise in different skin layers. This quality makes it different and more effective than simple laser treatment, which uses the light of a single wavelength.

Because IPL uses different wavelengths, the light penetrates deeper skin layers without damaging the top surface. It makes IPL facial a less damaging skin remedy with enhanced efficacy.

How does IPL work?

IPL utilizes a powerful light source that can penetrate deeper skin layers with the least damage. It directs a broad-spectrum high-intensity light pulse. As different skin problems arise in different skin layers, IPL works to filter light of varying wavelengths. It thereby treats conditions at different levels.

IPL therapy is a non-ablative resurfacing technique. It means the light targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the to players of skin (epidermis).

IPL gently irritates the skin cells. It induces a natural wound healing cycle resulting in the production of collagen and elastin, two structural components of the skin. The upper skin layer, the epidermis gets spared. The deeper dermis layer gets stimulated because of the targeted injury imposed on it. The whole process yields new skin cells with the emergence of younger, tighter and fresh-looking skin.

The dermal layer of the skin is comparatively thinner as the outer epidermis. With time, the natural mechanism of collagen and underproduction slows down. The existing components lose their elasticity. As result, fine lines and wrinkles appear. IPL with its stimulating effects causes increased production of the skin proteins and helps reduce signs of aging.

IPL cuts back on the activity of sebaceous glands in skin layers. This helps reduce acne breakouts and flare-ups. IPL also leads to constriction of blood vessels thereby reducing the reddish appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries on the face and neck.

The photo flash IPL targets the pigment within skin cells. It can reach cells that lie within the deeper layers. The pigment absorbs the light. The resultant heat energy destroys unwanted accumulation of pigment as it happens with age, sun damage, Rosacea and other causes of hyper pigmentation.

As the pigment lies in the hair follicle, IPL face treatment destroys the roots of unwanted hair at the same time. The result is a fine,smooth youthful skin without any redness and skin marks.

IPL maneuvers a wide range of wavelengths. It uses special filters and removes unwanted wavelengths. A single IPL machine can address more than one condition at one time. So where it saves your precious time, it delivers cost-effectiveness which no other skin remedy may provide.

Indications for IPL

Aging is an undeniable fact of life. Besides that,environmental toxins and pollutants also play their role in skin damage. If that was not enough, our skin gets exposed to hyper pigmentation because of acne,facial veins, and broken capillaries and conditions like Rosacea. Unhealthy lifestyle habits as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption also contribute to skin damage. Medical conditions as metabolic syndromes and hormonal disturbances add to injury.

The tricky part common to all these conditions is that it primarily affects the skin of our face and neck areas. Even the most diligent and meticulous skin-care regime does not save our facial skin.

To get a clear, flawless and smooth facial skin texture, the men and women of today consent to go under the knife and have painful, invasive surgeries. But do we need to risk our health and spend a hefty amount of our precious savings on precarious procedures?

The answer is no. With IPL photo rejuvenation technology, you do not need to take unnecessary health risks and empty your wallets bone-dry.

IPL caters to a beautiful and revived skin. It addresses many skin conditions affecting face, neck and other body parts. In addition to treating the following skin conditions, IPL also stimulates collagen and elastin production. It helps tighten skin and improves facial contours.

·        Rosacea

·        Hyper pigmentation (brown spots)

·        Age and sunspots

·        Wrinkles

·        Skin texture problems

·        Acne scarring

·        Large pores

·        Melasma

·        Excessive flushing and skin redness

·        Freckles

·        Age and sunspots

·        Broken capillaries

·        Spider veins and other vascular lesions

·        Stretchmarks

Benefits of IPL

IPL has diverse applications. Some of its obvious upshots include:

·        Applicable to any part of the body, specifically face and neck

·        No involvement of surgery or painful injections

·        A gentle skin remedy with almost no pain

·        Little or no downtime

·        Long-lasting results

·        Safer strategy with fewer side effects

·        Addresses wide-ranging skin issues at the same time

·        Less expensive

Downsides of IPL

IPL may not be perfect with some drawbacks. Yet they are not serious enough to disregard this treatment.

·        Being a gentle mode of treatment, IPL may require several sittings before noticeable or desired results are seen

·        IPL requires strict pre and post-therapy care and measures for maximum results

·        IPL is not indicated for individuals with dark skin tone or vitiligo

·        Some rare side effects include

o  Scabbing

o  Bruising, blisters and burns

o  The appearance of white or dark patches (dark-skinned or tanned individuals are more prone to it)

o  Some skin redness, tenderness, and swelling may remain 48 hours to one week following treatment


Take home message

IPL is becoming increasingly popular because of many reasons.It caters to a large treatment spot size (2 to 3 cm2). Paired up with advanced cooling methods, there is minimal or no pain. The entire procedure takes a few minutes depending upon the area treated. Swift procedure and minimal collateral tissue damage contribute to minimal downtime.

IPL addresses wide-ranging skin conditions on the face, neck,chest, and hands, legs and more. A safer cost-effective way to a more beautiful you.