Intense Pulsed Light Treatments and What to Expect

Both women and men go to dras­tic mea­sures to regain their lost youth, from fat injec­tions to facelifts. Luck­ily, tech­nol­ogy has pro­gressed to the point where you needn’t break the bank to look younger. Thanks to advance­ments in der­ma­tol­ogy, now you can grad­u­ally and effec­tively wipe the years off your face using non-intrusive, afford­able laser therapy.

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What is Intense Pulsed Light?

Once used pri­mar­ily for hair removal, IPL ther­apy is quickly becom­ing one of the most pop­u­lar ways to reduce the signs of aging. It’s the mid­dle ground in cos­metic pro­ce­dures; it’s much more effec­tive than cos­met­ics and much less painful than tra­di­tional sur­gi­cal procedures.

IPL ther­apy works by dis­trib­ut­ing intense pulses of light through the epi­der­mis into the struc­ture of the skin. Depend­ing on the wave­length, these pulses tar­get either hemo­glo­bin cells or melanin cells while stim­u­lat­ing col­la­gen at the same time. The light finds its way to the hemo­glo­bin cells that have rup­tured to cre­ate red­ness, bro­ken cap­il­lar­ies, or small bro­ken ves­sels under the skin and effec­tively dam­ages the cells allow­ing the body to then absorb them. Liver spots, freck­les, birth­marks and sun dam­age spots are removed in the same way.

Isn’t my Col­la­gen Cream Enough?

One of the major side effects of IPL is a sig­nif­i­cant boost in col­la­gen pro­duc­tion. So many cos­metic prod­ucts promise that they will increase col­la­gen and help to plump out exist­ing lines and wrin­kles. The sad fact is that unless the prod­ucts are pre­scrip­tion strength or the treat­ment is admin­is­tered by a reg­is­tered med­ical pro­fes­sional, it just won’t pen­e­trate the epi­der­mis. WhenIPL treat­ments are under­gone, the pulses pass through the epi­der­mis and stim­u­late the der­mis cells to pro­duce col­la­gen by heat­ing them up. Those who undergo a series of IPL treat­ments not only notice a mas­sive decrease in sur­face spots, but they can watch their wrin­kles start to dis­ap­pear in an entirely nat­ural, grad­ual way.

How Long Until the Beauty Begins?

As with most good things is life, it takes time to see results. If you’re look­ing to regain the beauty of your youth with­out los­ing the mobil­ity in your face, you need to com­mit to at least 3 to 5 ses­sions at a rate of once a month to get the full effect.

The first sign of aging on the skin can be very trau­matic for many peo­ple. Of course, there are lucky ones who embrace the change and revel in the spots, lines and creases that time brings. The major­ity of us, how­ever, fall into the cat­e­gory of those who panic and take out sec­ond mort­gages to fix it. How­ever, IPL allows us to regain a mas­sive chunk of our youth­ful beauty with­out hav­ing to spend enor­mous amounts of money on the pro­ce­dure. An added bonus of IPL is that it can be done at home as well. Almost pain­less and risk free when per­formed by a cer­ti­fied pro­fes­sional, IPL ther­apy may be the answer to all your aging concerns.