Your skin is exposed to pollution, harsh chemicals, and irritants every day, including damaging UV rays from the sun. In addition, sun exposure quickens the breakdown of the skin’s structure and support, which could age your appearance. Instead of accepting visible blemishes on your skin, consider an IPL photofacial in Ridgecrest.
The non-invasive cosmetic treatment targets several cosmetic concerns regarding the skin’s pigmentation, such as sunspots. The procedure has additional benefits that could rejuvenate your skin further. Get in touch with Reen Medical Group for an IPL photofacial consultation to discuss your skin concerns and if you are eligible for the treatment.
How an IPL Photofacial Eradicates Skin Blemishes
IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial treatments uses a specialized device to administer quick bursts of light on areas of the skin with hyperpigmentation. When the light energy reaches the skin, the pigment absorbs it and generates a low-energy heat to cause superficial damage to targeted skin cells. The damage is not long-term and instead, signals the body to start the natural healing process of replacing the damaged skin with new, healthy cells.
In addition, the laser energy breaks down the excess pigment in treatment areas from superficial and deeper dermal layers. Afterward, the broken-down melanin rises to the skin’s surface, where it may flake or peel over the next four to six weeks to reveal a more even skin tone. You typically need between three and five IPL treatments to reduce pigmentation sufficiently.
A Ridgecrest IPL photofacial could reduce the appearance of several types of skin hyperpigmentation, such as:
- Sunspots, red spots, brown spots, and age spots
- Sun damage
- Spider veins
- Pigmented lesions
As part of the body’s healing process, the skin increases the production of new collagen and elastin, two essential substances for preventing wrinkles and loose skin. As collagen production builds up over time, you will see a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines in addition to tighter, firmer skin.
Who Can Get an IPL Photofacial in Ridgecrest?
This type of procedure relies on melanin within the skin to attract and absorb the energy to break up the pigmentation. As a result, the treatment may be less effective for individuals with darker skin tones as it poses a higher risk of developing hyperpigmentation, skin discoloration, and melasma patches afterward. If you have melasma, a diagnosis of blue-grey or brown skin patches, an IPL treatment could inflame and worsen the condition.
Lastly, the Ridgecrest IPL treatment has more difficulty distinguishing between the skin and pigmentation for individuals with lighter skin tones who currently have a tan. Therefore, the treatment is more effective for people with lighter skin tones and more contrast between the skin and pigmentation.
In addition, although the treatment is still effective for individuals with active acne infections and taking acne treatments, the procedure could worsen the condition.
Schedule an IPL Photofacial Treatment in Ridgecrest for a Clear Complexion
Even though you protect your skin as much as possible, environmental irritants like the sun could leave visible damage as melanin production increases in response. So instead of being unhappy with your skin’s appearance, consider an IPL photofacial in Ridgecrest to reduce hyperpigmentation on your face and body. The non-invasive procedure could break down excess melanin on your face, hands, chest, neck, and other areas that have consistent sun exposure.
Because the light rays administered during treatment are attracted to darker pigment, the procedure may not be ideal for all individuals. Therefore, call for an IPL photofacial assessment to determine if you are a suitable candidate for treatment and discuss your cosmetic concerns in-depth.