Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is sometimes grouped with laser therapy because it is a light-based treatment that has become very popular for its effectiveness of treating a number of skin and hair issues. It is especially effective for removing sun and age spots as well as hyperpigmentation and freckles. There are specialists in Chicago like Dr. Dayan who can help you have younger looking skin.
IPL is also an effective treatment to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries, rosacea and acne. The treatments are neither invasive nor surgical and a noticeable difference is seen with the first treatment without needing any recovery time. IPL treatment gives an overall improvement of the texture and tone of your skin.
IPL therapy uses the wavelengths of lights to break down the basic structure of the skin. When the skin starts to heal, it stimulates collagen production for smoother, firmer and younger-looking skin.
Chronic sun exposure is what increases melanin which produces dark spots and freckles. The IPL treatment targets the melanin and after the procedure, the treated areas will become darker at first and then naturally fade and flake off.
One advantage of IPL treatment is it can easily treat a large area of skin. It can be used for anti-aging purposes such as reduing wrinkle and fine line appearacne
Unlike laser-based therapies that can only treat a specific condition, IPL uses what is called cut off filters, which filter out unwanted wavelengths of light so that the remaining light can target a specific structure.
When IPL is used for photo rejuvenation, the light energy targets the red blood cells in the blood vessels. This heat energy damages the vessel or pigment, and the body’s natural repair systems are activated, and the damaged tissue is removed. This will result in a smoother fresher looking skin.
Along with the benefits mentioned above, doctors are also foreseeing that IPL may be used for other conditions such as stretch marks, atopic dermatitis and even plaque and nail psoriasis.
When you have a consultation with Dr. Dayan in Chicago, you can discuss your issues and learn about your treatment options. A plan may be formulated to help you to achieve the required results. Contact us today to get started!