Definition of IPL Photofacials
IPL photofacials – Intense Pulsed Light facials – are a light based skin therapy that distributes light over and inside your skin. This light moves through your secondary layer of skin – your dermis – without incurring damage to the first layer of skin – the epidermis. These pulses of light are absorbed by the red blood cells and pigment in the skin, generating heat which then in turns destroys targeted unwanted pigments (like dark spots.) This helps to begin the skin’s natural healing process without causing damage to the dermal tissue of the skin. As your skin starts to fix itself it will begin naturally producing proteins like collagen and elastin that usually stop being produced as much as the skin ages. Coastal Laser & Aesthetics is proud to provide IPL photofacials to correct a broad range of aesthetic issues. Keep reading on to learn more about the various ways that IPL photofacials can provide fantastic benefits to skin texture, reduce wrinkles, correct dark spots and sun damage, and much more!
IPL Photofacials improve the appearance of:
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Acne scars
- And many more skin conditions!
IPL Photofacial Acne Treatment
IPL Photofacials can kill the bacteria that causes acne and reduces inflammation and redness. Consistent use of IPL photofacials can help the skin naturally restore itself, replenishing its outside layer, getting rid of both acne and acne scars over time.
Aging Prevention and Sun-Damage Correction
The sun is a major factor in skin aging, causing wrinkles, elasticity depletion, and fine lines due to exposure to UV radiation. Sun exposure reduces collagen, making out skin weaker and causing wrinkles as well as hyperpigmentation and sunspots. IPL photofacials reverse sun damage and the signs of aging. They reduce pigmented cells within the dermis, allowing the body to start producing brand new collagen that replaces damaged skin with clear skin.
IPL Photofacial can be Applied to Different Areas of the Body
IPL photofacials can be applied to other areas of the body beside the face, including the neck, your arms, hands, legs, and upper chest. Sun damage and pigmentation on these – and other- parts of the body can easily be corrected with the use of IPL photofacials. Simply contact our consultation team to see if the IPL photofacial is a good choice for you!
IPL Photofacials are Quick and Easy
IPL photofacials can be performed in under 30 minutes, making them a potential option even for those on a lunch work break. We recommend scheduling between 3-6 IPL photofacial treatments for best results, but we can better determine what level of treatment is best for you after a specialized consultation with one of our skin experts.