If you are looking for a safe and reliable way to rejuvenate your skin and get a younger-looking appearance, you might want to learn more information about an IPL photofacial. It uses intense pulsed light to essentially stimulate the skin into rejuvenating itself. Things like lines and wrinkles, age spots, acne, enlarged pores, along with other conditions that lead to an older appearance can be effectively treated with IPL photofacials.
Lines and wrinkles tend to form with age. The reason this happens is a loosening of the skin. In the lower layers of the skin is a protein called collagen that helps tissue to stay together. It also provides tightness and fullness to the skin. Even though it is naturally produced in the skin, it will not always be produced in the same quantities. For some reason, the body decreases its level of production as the years pass. This consequential lowering of the amount of the substance will cause the skin to lose much of its tightness. Therefore, it will begin to sag.
There can be a drooping effect in the jowls and around the eyes. Lines and wrinkles will form along the edges of the eyes and mouth, as well as across the forehead. Many people elect to have an invasive surgery because of this. Many others, however, prefer a safer and less invasive technique. This is where the IPL photofacial comes into the picture. It uses light pulses in a non-invasive way to produce positive results.
IPL photofacials are given when a special wand is moved across the surface of the skin, producing high-intensity light pulses as it goes. These pulses are less aggressive than lasers, but in many ways, they produce similar results, at least when compared to non-ablative lasers. Photofacials produce a warming effect in the layers of the skin where collagen is produced. The heat then stimulates the body to start growing more collagen than it would without the therapy. As the collagen grows, the skin will regain much of the tightness that it has lost due to the aging process.
IPL photofacials can also help to reduce the presence of sunspots on the skin. These spots form when melanin, the substance that provides pigment, becomes concentrated in places that are scattered throughout the skin. It is typically repeated exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun that causes this to happen over time. In response to the therapy, the melanin will start to disperse. Also, the spots will gradually fade away.
If you are embarrassed by the presence of rosacea or spider veins on your face, you can benefit from IPL photofacials as well. The therapy will help to cause these things to disappear. It is also effective at reducing the size of enlarged pores.
During a consultation at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre, our specialist can explain how you can benefit from an IPL photofacial in more detail. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Guelph!