Both women and men go to drastic measures to regain their lost youth, from fat injections to facelifts. Luckily, technology has progressed to the point where you needn’t break the bank to look younger. Thanks to advancements in dermatology, now you can gradually and effectively wipe the years off your face using non-intrusive, affordable laser therapy.
What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Once used primarily for hair removal, IPL therapy is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to reduce the signs of aging. It’s the middle ground in cosmetic procedures; it’s much more effective than cosmetics and much less painful than traditional surgical procedures.
IPL therapy works by distributing intense pulses of light through the epidermis into the structure of the skin. Depending on the wavelength, these pulses target either hemoglobin cells or melanin cells while stimulating collagen at the same time. The light finds its way to the hemoglobin cells that have ruptured to create redness, broken capillaries, or small broken vessels under the skin and effectively damages the cells allowing the body to then absorb them. Liver spots, freckles, birthmarks and sun damage spots are removed in the same way.
Isn’t my Collagen Cream Enough?
One of the major side effects of IPL is a significant boost in collagen production. So many cosmetic products promise that they will increase collagen and help to plump out existing lines and wrinkles. The sad fact is that unless the products are prescription strength or the treatment is administered by a registered medical professional, it just won’t penetrate the epidermis. WhenIPL treatments are undergone, the pulses pass through the epidermis and stimulate the dermis cells to produce collagen by heating them up. Those who undergo a series of IPL treatments not only notice a massive decrease in surface spots, but they can watch their wrinkles start to disappear in an entirely natural, gradual way.
How Long Until the Beauty Begins?
As with most good things is life, it takes time to see results. If you’re looking to regain the beauty of your youth without losing the mobility in your face, you need to commit to at least 3 to 5 sessions at a rate of once a month to get the full effect.
The first sign of aging on the skin can be very traumatic for many people. Of course, there are lucky ones who embrace the change and revel in the spots, lines and creases that time brings. The majority of us, however, fall into the category of those who panic and take out second mortgages to fix it. However, IPL allows us to regain a massive chunk of our youthful beauty without having to spend enormous amounts of money on the procedure. An added bonus of IPL is that it can be done at home as well. Almost painless and risk free when performed by a certified professional, IPL therapy may be the answer to all your aging concerns.