IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is one of the easiest skincare treatments to receive at our luxurious spa located in Salem, OR.
How IPL Photofacial Treatment Works
While other varieties of laser treatment utilize a single wavelength, IPL makes use of an assortment of different wavelengths of light. This results in a laser light that is not as focused, and that can target broader areas. IPL can address the entire chest, face, neck, or hands. IPL avoids excessively damaging the skin by penetrating the dermis’s second layer without damaging the top surface of the skin. In cases of acne, IPL oxygenates the skin’s pores and kills the bacteria responsible for the blemishes.
During IPL treatment, the cells of pigment that produce the color in your skin tone absorb light energy which is then converted into heat. The pigment cells which are being subjected to the increased heat will die. This removes the source of skin discoloration and provides new skin that lacks the previous blemish problems. Time puts its stamp on the skin due to aging, among other factors. Skin layers weaken; they can appear thin, rough, wrinkled, and blemished. IPL photo rejuvenation tackles these imperfections gently and safely.
With multiple treatments, the skin grows healthier and thicker, producing better results over time. IPL treatment rejuvenates the skin through several mechanisms. Pulses of light reach the deeper layers, initiating biological processes that repair damage and prevent signs of aging in the future. The skin’s superficial layer sloughs off and reveals young cells. Lastly, collagen growth stimulation makes your skin cells start to behave as though they are younger again by providing renewed elasticity and thickness.