When to Consider IPL Photorejuvenation

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If you are seeing signs of aging that you do not like on your face, you might want to look into the advantages of IPL photorejuvenation. It is a treatment method that utilizes intense pulsed light therapy to produce a more youthful appearance. It can help eliminate things like lines, wrinkles and dark spots from the skin.

An IPL photorejuvenation treatment works when pulses of light are concentrated and focused onto the skin. The therapy is usually delivered by a unit that our specialist holds in the hand and passes across the skin above the areas to be treated. It is non-invasive and safe for most skin types. It typically feels like nothing more the snap of a rubber band against the skin. There may be some numbing cream applied before the treatment if desired. Most people, however, do not find this sensation to be significant enough to require any type of numbing agent.

Lines and wrinkles can form on the face when the skin begins to loosen with age. What causes this is a reduction in the amount of collagen that is present in the lower skin layers. It is a substance that the body naturally produces in order to keep the skin tight and full. Over time, however, your body will slow down its production of collagen. This natural reduction in the quantity of it will cause the skin to lose some of its fullness. As a result, lines and wrinkles will form, and it will begin to sag.

A simple IPL photorejuvenation treatment can help in a non-surgical manner by stimulating the lower layers of the skin to produce more collagen. The skin does this in response to the heat that is produced by the therapy. The collagen will begin to grow and reach its peak over the next few months. The skin will tighten accordingly, and the wrinkles will start to go away.

Dark spots on the skin are another sign of aging. While many people refer to them as age spots, the real cause for their appearance was more likely exposure to the UV rays of the sun over the years. This repeated exposure causes melanin to build up and concentrate in spots. Melanin is what provides pigment, so when it concentrates in places, those spots will appear darker.

IPL photorejuvenation can be effective in breaking up the excess melanin that is causing those spots. In the days following the therapy, the spots will dry up and flake off. They may actually appear darker in the meantime, but this is a normal and temporary part of the treatment and should be no cause for concern.

If you are looking for a younger appearance for your skin without surgery, you could likely benefit from an IPL photorejuvenation treatment. The medical professionals at Plateroti Dermatology offer this treatment as just one of our many expertly performed cosmetic procedures. To learn more about this safe and effective treatment, schedule your consultation with us at one of our Templeton offices today.

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