Light energy can be used to improve the appearance of the facial skin. It’s not just lasers that can do the trick. A specialized instrument that pulses special light energy is now being employed as a means to stimulate healthy, collagen-rich skin. Known as intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL, this cosmetic treatment is one of the simplest yet most effective remedies for blotchy, discolored, blemished, or wrinkled facial skin. If any of this sparks your interest, you may want to consider IPL treatments at our office in San Francisco
What IPL Can Correct
IPL treatment works by using light energy that’s absorbed by darker, denser tissues including blemished skin, age spots, darkly scarred tissue, and capillaries. The absorbed energy causes the capillaries to shrink, and it also shrinks collagen. The body responds to this by accelerating the production of more collagen. This helps smooth out fine wrinkles, crow’s feet, and marionette lines, among other things. The procedure also results in less noticeable age spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. It may even reduce the appearance of melasma, rosacea, liver spots, and freckles.
A Simple Procedure
The skin is coated with a thin layer of cooling gel. The lamp is pressed against the skin surface, and the brief pulse of light sends energy right through the epidermis without harming it. Each pulse lasts only a couple of milliseconds.
We usually schedule a series of treatment sessions at our office in San Francisco. There’s no downtime for the client, making this procedure preferable to more aggressive treatments.
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