What is it?
Photo Rejuvenation (IPL) treatments reduce skin imperfections caused by sunspots, dark spots, rosacea, hyper-pigmentation and freckles. These treatments are primarily for the face or neck of the patient but can also be applied to any part of the body if needed.
Intense Pulse Light uses Light energies to precisely heat the dermal tissues. Specifically targeting the collagen and elastin which is already present causes the elastin to tighten and the collagen into increased productivity. More collagen causes increased elasticity and moisture which results in firmer skin and the reduction of fine wrinkle
It is a combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Diode Laser, and RadioFrequency (RF) energy to achieve the optimal degree of improvement to all components of targeted skin. Melanin and oxyhaemoglobin is targeted to produce the effect of improving pigment and broken capillaries in the face, neck and hands. Using gentle pulses of two targeted energies means better results with lower overall energy output — assuring the highest level of safety and comfort.
How does the IPL Photo Rejuvenation technology rejuvenate the skin?
The gentle light and electric energies break up the pigment and blood in lesions and stimulates collagen restructuring and production, thus restoring skin to a more youthful state. Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and aging, red blotchiness from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections) and rough skin texture will improve over a series of treatments.
What kind of results can be expected from an IPL treatment?
At Vitality Works Medical, each treatment will result in gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented and vascular imperfections. Textural improvements are appreciated towards the end of the treatment series. Here are some of the changes that can be expected.
- With a series of five treatments people with ruddy complexions should see an improvement some-where between 60 and 70%
- Broken capillaries should resolve about 75%
- Sunspots, brown spots and freckles will improve anywhere from 80 to 90%
- Fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth area improve around 40 to 60%
- Deeper wrinkles will improve anywhere from 20 to 40%
Many clients are particularly pleased when friends and family comment on how great their skin is looking!
How does Intense Pulse Light treatment feel?
The sensation is often described as a ‘hot pinch’ or ‘snapping’ feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second and warmth and/or a tingling sensation is experienced for a short time afterward. Most people tolerate treatment without any topical anaesthetic, but individuals who are more.