Are you searching for a non-disruptive, safe, and non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin this year? If so, look no further than the beauty of Intense Pulsed Light!

What is Intense Pulsed Light?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also commonly known as photofacial, is a procedure done by professional cosmetologists across the country to treat various skin problems. The process is done with a handheld flashgun that, when moved across the skin, creates light that targets damaged skin and the tissue deep beneath the skin.

How Does Intense Pulsed Light Work?

Over the 30-minute procedure, intense pulses of light are delivered to the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which in turn encourages the development of collagen as well as to constrict the blood vessels below the skin in various wavelengths. By attacking the chromophores (the skin components that absorb light) in the lower layers of skin as opposed to the top layer of skin, most people consider IPL to be one of the most non-invasive procedures in skincare. It also does not typically cause harsh or uncomfortable side effects.

What Can an Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Cure?

Intense Pulsed Light is used in a various number of treatments and is typically used on the face, neck, hands, chest, or arms.  Depending on your needs, it is possible that IPL may be appropriate for you.  For example, IPL is well-known for being used to encourage a youthful, brighter appearance. Specifically, IPL is known to be most effective in treating redness, spider veins, thread veins, skin discoloration, and more. It can also be known to improve the texture of the skin or relieve sun damage.

Is Intense Pulsed Light Right For Me?

Intense Pulsed Light had been used for decades and many have found it to be a success. All skin is different, though, and no one should have to face finding the right treatment alone. If you’re interested in learning more about whether Intense Pulsed Light is right for you, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE to talk to one of our IPL specialists today.

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