The most common skin problems include blemishes, scarring, uneven tone, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. All of these problems can be addressed via IPL therapy. Short for intense pulsed light, IPL treatment can improve the overall skin tone and texture, and it can also reduce the appearance of darker patches such as freckles, acne scars, and even vascular lesions.
We highly recommend this treatment because it is non-invasive, non-ablative, and effective for all skin tones. Generally, IPL treatment involves several sessions, and these are spaced apart by a week or so. There’s no downtime after treatment, and no special follow-up care is required on the part of the client.
About Pulsed Light Energy
The device used for this treatment emits a combination of wavelengths, each of which has a specific intensity. When the proper mix of wavelengths is emitted, the energy passes right through lighter tissue only to be absorbed deeper down by darker material.
This means that the device can be calibrated to target just about any type of discoloration. Dark tissues contain color-bearing pigments, and these cells are known as chromophores. Obviously, freckles, age spots, and other blemishes will absorb the emitted energy more readily than lighter-toned tissues. When the energy is absorbed, the tissue is damaged and is eventually replaced by healthy cells.
Consultation and Treatment
We will examine your skin closely and make a note of areas of hyperpigmentation. We’ll know the cause of the darkened patches whether they be blemishes, injury scars, stretch marks, or age spots. This allows us to calibrate the device properly.
The newer IPL treatment devices have a cooling tip or come with a cold-air flow mechanism. This helps keep the skin comfortable during treatment. After we apply a salve to the skin surface, we press the device to the skin and trigger a couple of rapid pulses of energy. The light energy passes through the epidermis and is absorbed by the targeted tissues containing chromophores.
We can treat an area the size of the face in about 45 minutes. We generally schedule about four treatments to ensure maximum results.
Rapid Improvement in Skin Health
After about a month following the final treatment, you’ll really begin to notice improvement in skin tone and a decrease in the visibility of blemishes. The results are long-lasting, and a regular schedule of follow-up treatments keeps the skin healthy and youthful-looking.
You can enjoy more youthful, supple, and blemish-free skin with IPL treatment at Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center, so visit us in Fort Worth, TX to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!