IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Skin Rejuvenation
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Skin Rejuvenation, also known as IPL photorejuvenation, is a popular “must-have” facial skin rejuvenation therapy these days. It is a non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin. Studies performed worldwide have shown that IPL photorejuvenation is much more superior than what facial cream and products can do.
What Is Skin Rejuvenation?
Constant exposure to the sun can damage the skin and cause common skin imperfections such as redness, freckles, age spots and uneven skin texture. To help you combat this skin damage, Ensoul Medical Clinics’ simple and affordable IPL Rejuvenation Treatments works to rejuvenate your skin and visibly reduce skin imperfections. Delivering intense pulsed light to the skin and is absorbed by unwanted skin pigmentations, causing the pigment to shatter and seal the surrounding small blood vessels. The heat energy of the laser stimulates new collagen production, firms the skin and reduces skin pore size, resulting in a more perfect looking skin.
How Does IPL help in your skin?
An IPL treatment uses the power of broadband light to improve the appearance of sun spots, rosacea, age spots, and skin texture. The treatment can also be used for hair removal, photo rejuvenation, as well as to alleviate dermatologic diseases like acne. It is a popular treatment because it's effective, affordable, and non-invasive.
What Do IPL Procedures Do For Your Skin?
A handheld device is passed across the skin delivering pulses of broad spectrum light to the deep layers of the skin. Since the handheld device employs a light to influence the skin on a molecular level, there is no need for any incisions or injections. You can think of it like a blinking flashlight, sending out scattered wavelengths of light, making an IPL very targeted for specific problem areas or skin concerns.
How will it improve my skin?
IPL is one of the most effective treatments for removing pigmentation (brown spots and sun spots.) It can also remove diffused redness and red spider veins, leaving your skin younger and fresher. IPL also stimulates the cells responsible for producing collagen, thereby improving the texture of your skin, refining the size of your pores and diminishing the appearance of fine lines. It is ideal for the face, neck and chest and also for the backs of the hands.
Who is Suitable For This Treatment?
IPL is ideal if you are noticing colour changes in your skin, such as redness or pigmentation. IPL treats sun damage, eliminates most pigmentation, evens out red veins to restore evenly coloured skin, improves skin radiance, reduces pore size and slows down ageing. It is not suitable for darker skin colours. IPL is also a fast and safe method of long-term hair removal all over the body.
How long does IPL Treatment take?
Depending of the patient’s skin condition, the doctor will regulate the intensity of the light pulses. The light pulses have a specific range of wavelengths, which will heat up the problem areas. Treatment usually takes about 20 minutes.
After the treatment:
In general, most patients can resume normal activities and apply make-up immediately. The treated area may be slightly red. This usually fades away after several hours. Patients are advised to apply sunscreen on the treated area before leaving the clinic to protect the treated area from sunlight. It is normal for areas with pigmentation to turn darker in colour. These areas will take 5 to 7 days to return to normal skin colour.
Doctor’s Advice & Recommendation on IPL treatment
How many sessions do I need?
IPL photorejuvenation can be done regularly for facial skin improvement and maintenance. You can also have a “quick fix” IPL photorejuvenation session done to give your facial skin a boost, about 1 week before attending an important event.
For optimal results, more than 1 treatment sessions will be required. The number of sessions and efficacy of treatment vary from person to person, depending on the existing skin condition and individual skin concern. The optimal IPL Photorejuvenation treatment protocol consists of 4 to 8 treatments. Each treatment is 3 to 4 weeks apart.
IPL photorejuvenation can be done concurrently with other treatment for even better skin rejuvenation results.