We all hope to have and keep skin that is firm, smooth and bright. However, there comes a point when our skin’s natural ability to maintain these desirable traits falters. One of the main causes for skin aging is sun damage, the signs of which include wrinkles, brown spots, redness and skin laxity. When topical at-home treatments fail to yield noticeable improvements to these concerns, a touted medical treatment of choice is IPL Photorejuvenation.
IPL Photorejuvenation | A powerful tool to repair skin aging.
IPL Photorejuvenation technology has been in use for over twenty years and is a trusted non-invasive solution for photoaging. The technology uses Broad Band Light to emit heat energy into the skin, with specified settings that target and destroy the cells and tissues that create skin discolouration. When treating redness, the pulses of light target and destroy the dilated blood vessels, which are then metabolized by the body. For discolouration attributed to acne scars, brown spots and melasma, the heat energy targets and destroys the pigmented cells which then darken and rise to the skin’s surface to be shed away. In addition to the skin tone improvements that can be realized, the micro-wounds that the heat energy creates deep in the skin activate collagen remodeling and synthesis to improve firmness and smooth wrinkles. When skin discolouration is the main concern for patients, many cosmetic physicians will choose this technology as it poses minimal discomfort, risk and recovery.
This is especially true for areas such as the chest, which exhibits the effects of the sun from years of wearing low necklines. IPL Photorejuvenation is an ideal treatment to treat brown spots and poikiloderma that arise. Poikiloderma is a sun damage-related skin condition that consists of hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, redness and skin laxity that is often likened to chicken skin. Because the skin of the chest is quite delicate, Broadband Light treatments provide a safe and effective way to repair this damage.
Other areas of the body such as the hands can benefit from IPL Photorejuvenation as well; essentially, any skin that has sustained sun damage will be greatly improved.
If you’re noticing dullness, wrinkles and signs of sun damage appearing on your skin, it may be time to introduce regular Broadband Light treatments into your skincare routine. An initial series of treatments— generally 4-6, spaced 4 weeks apart— is ideal to realize substantive improvements. Semi-annual or annual treatments can then be undertaken to maintain and preserve your results.
To learn more about the benefits of IPL Photorejuvenation for your skin, we welcome you to book a professional consultation. Contact us to arrange your appointment today.