IPL or intense pulsed light is similar to laser resurfacing since it uses light for treating skin problems and rejuvenating the skin. It is especially useful in treating pigmentation problems. However, instead of using a single wavelength of highly focused laser, IPL makes use of broad-spectrum wavelength delivered in brief pulses.
IPL helps the skin in two ways. Firstly, it absorbs excessive pigments in the skin (brown and red) to create a more even complexion. It also promotes collagen production to a lesser degree for improving overall skin tone. There is no skin removed during the IPL treatment, making it non-ablative in nature. Hence, it doesn’t require any downtime.
Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastics surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides facial rejuvenation with IPL treatments to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding communities.
Targeted Skin Concerns
These are a few skin concerns that can be treated by IPL:
- Sun damage
- Spider veins
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Texture problems
- Vascular lesions
How Does IPL Photofacial Work?
IPL is short for intense pulsed light. Your treatment provider will use a light-emitting device during the Photofacial that is calibrated precisely for targeting specific skin concerns and for delivering comprehensive full-face rejuvenation. Heat is generated when light pulses emitted by the device are absorbed by red blood cells and melanin in the skin.
The heat creates superficial injuries. However, it doesn’t leave any lasting damage like a burn. IPL device activates the natural healing process of the skin without harming the delicate dermal tissue. It doesn’t cause any infection, scarring, or other complications when performed by a trained professional.
Formation of Collagen
Your skin will shed its damaged and dull outermost layer as it attempts to heal itself. It will form a vibrant and supple skin instead. Skin-firming proteins, such as elastin and collagen will get produced in abundance during this procedure. This will mitigate the effects of collagen loss related to age. Dark pigment present within freckles and age spots is broken down by light emitted during IPL therapy. This creates a more even skin color and tone.
Customized Treatment for Acne
IPL photofacial can be calibrated to react with specific skin conditions by adjusting the light wavelength. The procedure can be used for multiple problems at the same time. IPL can help treat the causes of acne and its side effects, such as scarring. The procedure reduces inflammation and redness. It also kills harmful bacteria. Repeated IPL photofacial encourages the skin to shed its outer layer in a process that gradually removes scar tissue.
Redness Reduction and Smoother Skin Texture
IPL is a poignant way to reduce visible veins and capillaries. This is because intense pulsed light is absorbed efficiently by red blood cells. IPL photofacial is one of the more popular treatments available for visible blood vessel abnormalities.
The procedure can also be used for dissolving spider veins and broken capillaries for an even and youthful complexion. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for safe and proven IPL treatments for facial rejuvenation.
Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez
For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.
Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.
CONTACTE A EL PASO, TX CIRUJANO PLÁSTICO CERTIFICADO POR LA JUNTA Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez
Para obtener más información sobre cirugía plástica y procedimientos y tratamientos de spa médico no quirúrgico, comuníquese con las oficinas del cirujano plástico certificado por la junta, Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) haciendo clic aquí o llamando 915-600-2639.
Sirviendo a pacientes en El Paso Texas, Las Cruces Nuevo México, Ciudad Juárez México y áreas circundantes.