Intense Pulsed Light Therapy or IPL is a procedure in which skin is rejuvenated by using varying wavelengths of light. It thus improves the feel and look f your skin. Also known as photofacial, IPL has risks like any other medical procedure but the profits outweigh the risks in its case.
Your skin gets it color and protection from the damages of sun from a pigment called melanin that is present in the skin. There may be people who are suffering from too much of it (hyper-pigmentation) or too little (hypo-pigmentation). It can be throughout their skin or restricted to one or two areas. Photofacial or IPL is very helpful in reducing these skin tone problems, like liver spots, freckles, rosacea and redness because light can affect the amount of melanin a person produces. That is why both Microdermabrasion Advice and Doc Shop recommend this process for eliminating the above said skin problem. It can even remove tattoos.
Lines, Wrinkles and Other Blemishes
IPL or photofacial can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as asserted by both Doc Shop and Microdermabrasion Advice. As Doc Shop clarifies, IPL has the ability to stimulate collagen growth, like any other skin therapies. But it can also constrict the existing collagen on your body and thus make the skin appear smoother and firmer. As for collagen, it is a substance that makes up your skin's elasticity and shapeliness. As IPL can stimulate its production, it means the procedure will find success also in cases of acne scars and stretch marks. Of course, the type of damage and its severity will influence the result of the procedure.
Many people suffer from large pores while others suffer from pored that are filled with dirt and oil and hence appearing larger than they are! According to Doc Shop and Microdermabrasion Advice, as photofacial stimulates collagen production, it can be helpful in these problems as well. The procedure can plump up the skin surrounding the pores and thus making them look smaller in size.
If you want to remove unwanted hair, IPL can come to your rescue as the energy present in it can kill the hair follicles. Even FDA has recognized IPL as one of the approved treatments for hair removal, as pointed out by Microdermabrasion Advice. In fact, it is one of the very few of such procedures that come with FDA approval.
According to Doc Shop, photofacial or IPL does not take off your skin cells like some other skin therapies can do. This non-ablative treatment works on the most inner layers of your skin. So with this procedure, patients will have a very little down time. That means if you are using other procedures that work only on upper most layers of the skin, you can still take this treatment along with it. That will increase your chance of gaining a flawless skin in a shorter period of time!