What is IPL Treatment?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a photofacial procedure designed to rejuvenate the skin in a gentle, non-invasive manner. With IPL treatment, red, blotchy skin can be transformed into smooth, renewed skin with a radiant complexion without any involvement of surgery.
One of the leading providers of IPL skin rejuvenation procedures is Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, which receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.
What is IPL Photofacial?
An IPL based photofacial refers to a 30-minute procedure, which involves delivery of intense pulses of light to the affected area of the skin. The light penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, causing collagen and blood vessels to constrict. The skin becomes fuller, and wrinkles and redness in the skin are reduced. The non-invasive procedure usually does not involve any significant downtime or discomfort.
Minor swelling and redness may occur in some cases after the treatment, which will disappear quickly on its own. Results with IPL treatment will appear gradually over several weeks following the procedure. Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center is a pre-eminent treatment provider for IPL Photofacials to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and nearby locations.
Individuals suffering from sun damaged, blotchy, or discolored skin, or whose skin is affected due to the presence of wrinkles, freckles, and large pores can benefit from IPL photofacial. The treatment is ideally recommended in cases where the patient is keen to avoid cosmetic surgery options. Busy mothers and working individuals can make impressive candidates if they are looking for treatment options that do not involve significant downtime.
In case of patients with dark or deeply tanned skin, the skincare expert will evaluate the condition and then determine their suitability for IPL treatment. Patients with some degree of elasticity in the skin can achieve better results in terms of smoother and tighter skin. Some patients with roasacea can also benefit from IPL photofacial.
How does it Work?
During IPL photofacial or photo-rejuvenation treatment, the treatment expert will first identify the most common and superficial effects such as wrinkles and skin discoloration, and reduce them with IPL treatment. High energy light waves will be focused on the targeted areas to achieve the desired results.
IPL light will also help to promote the fresh production of collagen in the deeper skin layers, which will fill up the wrinkles, and make the skin appear fuller, smoother, and supple. Multiple treatment sessions will be required, which are usually spaced three weeks apart. With every treatment, the results will become more pronounced and natural looking.
The recovery process is usually very simple, and the patient requires a very short period to recover fully. Very little damage may be caused to the skin during the treatment, and precise handling will ensure no damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. Redness in the treated areas will occur for a temporary period. In many cases, the side effects will disappear in a matter of hours.
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