People often suffer the annoyances of rosacea’s rash-like redness, the appearance of tiny red blood vessels upon their faces, the brown spots known as sunspots, and fine wrinkling. These are burdens that the use of IPL photofacial treatments can address. IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is one of the easiest skin care treatments to receive in Salem, OR.
A cosmetic technology that is based on the use of wavelengths of light, IPL reduces redness and impacts the signs of aging without a necessity for surgical procedures. IPL serves as an ideal alternative to treatments that are more invasive.
At a session, the practitioner begins by cleaning the skin to be treated. A cooling gel is then applied to the area. You receive dark glasses to protect your eyes before the treatment begins.
The treatment is not painful. No anesthetic is necessary. Stinging or tingling sensations may occur; some patients compare this to the sensation of a rubber band being snapped against your skin.
Sessions of treatment tend to last for a duration of 20 to 30 minutes. Afterward, you can continue your day as you normally would. The treatment area may have some redness and feel warm; there may be slight swelling. All such effects should subside within a span of several days.
Most facial treatments consume a great deal of time. They have the further necessity of added downtime. Photofacial treatments fit tidily into busy days. They can occur in a time that is shorter than the average lunch break, and they do not interrupt a day of work, errands, or other normalcy.
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 light that is not as focused and that can target broader areas. IPL can address the entire chest, face, neck, or hands.
Other forms of esthetic treatment cause more damage to the skin. IPL avoids this 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.
In IPL, the cells of pigment that provide your skin tones with color absorb light energy; this is converted into heat. Those pigment cells, when subjected to such heat, 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 treatments, the skin grows healthier and thicker, meaning results improve over time.
The skin is rejuvenated in several ways. Pulses of light reach the deeper layers, repairing damage to prevent signs of aging in the future. The skin’s superficial layer sloughs off and reveals young cells. Collagen growth stimulation makes your skin cells start to behave as though they are younger again.
IPL treatments help a range of conditions that aesthetically impact the skin. One example is the permanent removal of unwanted hair. Other skin conditions that can be treated include:
Recovery from IPL photofacials is as simple as going about your normal routine in Salem, OR. Any side effects that may occur, such as a sensation of warmth akin to having been in the sun, redness, or minimal swelling, pass in a day or two. These conditions do not require special attention or steps to alleviate them.
While IPL is not a surgical procedure, we highly recommend that you are educated about the process so that you may decide for yourself if you’re a candidate for IPL. This way, you will be aware of the procedure’s unique features. You want to make an educated decision about the proper treatment for you.
At a consultation in Salem, OR, you will have your questions answered. This includes the steps of the procedure, what it can and cannot do to aid your skin, and what to expect in the process before, during, and after treatment. You can also decide how many treatments will be necessary to attain your desired results.
After a single photofacial treatment, you can expect the sight and sensation of smoother skin. With age spots, they darken first, then pass to the surface of the skin. There they fall away with the skin’s natural process of exfoliation.
Pores and skin both tighten as fine lines and wrinkles gradually decrease in size. Some people schedule three or four sessions throughout a year for optimal results.
Here in Salem, OR, we offer gentle and thorough IPL photofacial treatments to address the signs of aging, to eliminate the signs of rosacea, to tighten up crepey skin, and to eliminate unwanted hair. Undertake a consultation to have your questions answered and to pick a time for a treatment plan that fits into your busy schedule.
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