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Treating Skin Imperfections with IPL Therapy

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Intense pulsed light therapy, known as IPL therapy for short, is a way of treating skin imperfections that is non-invasive and yet effective. If you are looking for something that can be done in an office setting and does not require any downtime for recovery, you should ask our team for details on how you could benefit from the therapy.

IPL therapy works by emitting concentrated light pulses onto the skin with a special unit that is passed across the surface. A number of conditions can be treated in order to give the skin a smoother texture and more even tone. You will enjoy a younger appearance as a result.

Fine lines and wrinkles are among the first signs of aging to show up on your face. They develop when the skin begins to get loose. Crow’s feet around the eyes, lines across the forehead and wrinkles around the mouth are the most likely ways for these wrinkles to appear. They are often accompanied by some sagging of the jowls.

Loose skin is the result of a drop in the amount of collagen that the skin contains. This is a protein that helps to keep it full. This gives it an appearance of tightness that contributes to a youthful look. The body naturally decreases the amount of collagen it produces as you age. This is the fundamental cause of those common signs of aging.

IPL therapy helps to get rid of lines and wrinkles by stimulating the skin to make extra collagen. When it does, the levels will be more like what they were when your skin was tight and wrinkle-free. The collagen growth is a gradual process that takes place over time after the treatment. The skin will become tighter accordingly.

IPL therapy is also widely used as a way of removing sun spots from the skin. They develop when too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays has taken place throughout the years. As a result, melanin has started to concentrate in spots. Melanin is what gives the skin its pigment. As a means of protection against the sun, the skin will make more melanin. This is how you end up with a tan. Too much exposure will cause melanin to concentrate in spots as opposed to being evenly distributed throughout the skin.

IPL therapy treats sun spots by breaking up the concentrated melanin. The spots will gradually fade or go away. What is left is skin with a smoother texture that is free from those unwanted dark spots.

If you would like more information on how skin imperfections can be improved with IPL therapy, talk to our specialist at Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for IPL therapy!

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