A new treatment to clear skin of fine lines, wrinkles, persistent red complexion, sun spots, acne scars, large pores and other blemishes are intense pulsed light or IPL treatment. The machine gives high intensity pulse of broadband light to an area. This is different from the narrow band of light that a laser gives off. The intense pulsed light is a non-ablative technique which means you do not cause any damage to the surface tissue. The IPL treatment goes into the deeper parts of the skin the dermis and leaves the epidermis of the skin untouched.
There are different types of the IPL machine one the photoderm VL targets vascular lesions such as age spots and scares. It can be used in many different ways. It will help to remove age spots on your hands, or fade sun spots and freckles on the neck or face. With the IPL treatment leaving the surface skin there is no need for recovery time. With some of the other treatments like a micodermabrasion, or chemical peels the outer layer of the skin also suffers damage and has to peel away to reveal the results. With this new IPL treatment you have no damage to the out layer of skin and no need to wait for peeling or redness to go away.
The photoderm HR works well to stop the hair follicles from growing. This works the same as the laser the intense pulsed light goes through the out layer of skin without any damage to it but works on the hair root to keep it from growing back. There is a slight reddening of the skin around the hair which goes away in a few days. This photoderm HR has the same result as the laser hair removal but with less healing time.
The IPL treatment also causes production of collagen which helps release wrinkles. Just like the laser resurfacing has been used to improve the wrinkles of the skin, intense pulsed light has the same affect on the texture and appearance to the surface skin. With the IPL it also treats a larger area at one time and each treatment can be administered in less time with the same results. These IPL treatments work just as well as some of the harsher methods but without the damage to your surface skin.
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