An IPL – Intense Pulsed Light – photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-intensity pulses of visible light to improve such skin conditions as fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, age spots, rosacea, port-wine stains, and facial veins. The bright light passes through the epidermis, drawing out the pigment-producing cells and dispersing the uneven pigment. IPL Photofacial can be used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back arms, legs, and just about anywhere else.
How does IPL work?
IPL emits multiple wavelengths into the skin and effectively targets pigment-producing cells, the melanocytes, below the surface of the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy and addresses the hyperactive melanin-producing cells in the layers of your skin, eventually dispersing pigmented areas. The spots are pulled to the surface, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that eventually flakes off revealing beautiful, radiant skin beneath. For best results, 3-5 treatments are typically recommended, about 3 to 4 weeks apart.