An IPL photofacial uses intense pulsed light energy to bring about therapeutic advantages. If you are looking for a non-invasive and safe method to give your skin a more youthful appearance, you should consider this method. Our specialist can evaluate your skin and give you detailed information on what you can realistically expect from the procedure.
IPL photofacial treatments are popular among busy people who want to look younger, but cannot take the time away from a busy schedule for recovery. These treatments enable you to return to your normal life immediately. Unlike ablative lasers that destroy the surface of the skin, photofacials focus the energy beneath the surface and, as a result, stimulate the skin to rejuvenate itself.
In the deeper layers of the skin there is a substance called collagen. It is actually a protein that provides benefits by helping to hold tissue together. It also helps the skin by providing fullness. This keeps it tight and eliminates sagging. The wrinkles form when the skin starts to become loose. This naturally leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles. What causes this is a lack of collagen.
The body naturally produces collagen in the dermis, or the layer of skin beneath the surface. However, as you get older, less of the substance is produced. This means its levels start to diminish and, as a result, the skin will loosen.
Finding ways to stimulate the skin to produce additional collagen will enhance the appearance by restoring tightness to the skin. This is what an IPL photofacial does. The heat from the energy is absorbed by the dermis and is what starts the growth of collagen. Just like anything else that grows, the results happen gradually until the collagen level reaches its peak. At that point, you should see a younger-looking face when you glance at yourself in the mirror.
Even though the collagen growth takes place over time, you may still notice some immediate tightening of the skin as it responds to the light waves. The energy produced during the IPL photofacial consists of high-intensity light, even though it is less aggressive than many lasers. As a result, there is less discomfort and fewer side effects.
If you think this is a treatment that may be right for you, having a talk with our team at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center can lead to a deeper understanding of how you can benefit from it. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Sacramento.