Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy or photo rejuvenation uses wave lengths within the light spectrum to soften and firm the skin, remove wrinkles as well as to remove stains and imperfections caused by capillaries. IPL is not laser. The light spectrum is formed by different wave lengths that penetrate the skin at different levels without harming the surface.
This therapy can be used on any part of the face except the thin skin on the eyelids and certain parts of the neck.
How is photo rejuvenation practiced?
During the session, a manual instrument (operator) with the appropriate filter is used to touch the person’s skin on the area to be treated. Light waves with specific wave lengths are applied in short pulses. The patient could experience slight discomfort with each pulse, similar to the sensation felt when an elastic band hits the skin.
Intense pulsed light therapy provides gradual changes in the appearance of the skin within four to six treatments. After the sessions are completed, the person could observed improvement of the skin, less redness and elimination of blood vessels, as well as a more uniform skin color. A regimen of four to six treatments every two weeks is recommended to obtain excellent results.
This treatment does not require recovery time. This is why it is possible to treat a greater area. The heat produced by this treatment fosters the production of collagen and improves fine wrinkles.