Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can be used for a variety of aesthetic and cosmetic purposes, including hair removal and improving the texture and tone of the skin. At Fountain of You, we primarily use IPL as an anti-aging treatment to revitalize the appearance of the skin. Our highly qualified team will take into consideration your aesthetic goals and come up with a treatment plan that will best meet your needs and expectations.
IPL treatment, also known as photorejuvination, works by using intense pulsed light to treat certain skin conditions and blemishes. A handheld device is used to deliver these highly concentrated pulses of visible light to the affected areas on the face and body. Both lasers and IPL use light energy to target specific skin cells. Once the light energy connects with the skin it turns into heat energy, which causes the cells to change. Unlike lasers, IPL therapy uses many different wavelengths of light which enhances penetration and refines the area that receive the energy output. IPL is a truly unique procedure because it targets only the lower layers of the skin, or dermis, without affecting the surface layers, or epidermis. This prompts the body’s natural healing process to repair the dermis, which works its way out to heal the epidermis, ultimately improving the tone, texture and elasticity of the skin.
IPL is a non-ablative alternative to laser resurfacing, and does not always have as dramatic effects as laser treatments. However, IPL therapy offers major benefits like minimal downtime, and it is virtually painless. Not only can IPL improve the texture and appearance of the skin, it also promotes collagen production. Collagen naturally causes the skin to appear more youthful and radiant and can take years off the skin’s appearance. IPL therapy an ideal option for men and women dealing with the following skin issues:
- Sun Damage
- Age Spots
- Broken blood vessels and capillaries
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines
- Minor wrinkles