Redness? Learn About IPL Treatment

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Blemishes and other areas of red-toned hyperpigmentation become more prominent as we age. Our skin contains scarred tissues, and these tissues are filled with capillaries that otherwise wouldn’t exist in such numbers. The combination of extra blood vessels and damaged skin cells creates red patches. A proven method for improving the appearance of the facial skin, IPL treatment is simple to perform, and the procedure doesn’t involve skin layer ablation.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is emitted from a device that’s similar to a laser, but this light energy is broadband, meaning that it’s a mix of frequencies. Properly focused and in the desired intensity range, the light targets pigmented cells while leaving other tissues unaffected. If you’re experiencing red blemishes on the face, this may very well be the treatment you’ve been seeking.

Darkened Skin Tissue

Acne scars, injury scars, freckles, and red blemishes can’t be eliminated merely by the application of creams or gels. The skin must be stimulated in such a manner as to kickstart a rejuvenation process. Light energy is a good way to accomplish this.

We’re not talking about intense white light, of course. That would cause sunburned skin. However, an IPL device emits a controlled frequency mix at a specified intensity. When calibrated to account for your skin tone and thickness, the energy can be targeted directly at hyperpigmented tissues.

How It Works

We will consult with you and examine the areas of concern. If the problem is discoloration caused by an overabundance of capillaries and damaged skin tissues, we may suggest IPL treatment.

After calibrating the instrument, we place it on the skin surface and flash the lamp for a brief period. The light passes right through the epidermal layer without heating it up. Instead, the energy gets absorbed by capillaries and other tissues that are made up of cells containing pigments. Known as chromophores, these pigmented cells heat up. The body will eventually discard these cells in favor of replacement growth, and the new growth is generally healthier than what is discarded.

Capillaries shrink when heated up. After a series of pulses, the device is moved to another part of the skin that needs treatment. Optimal results are typically achieved after a series of treatment sessions.

Get Rid of Redness and Blemishes

This is a much simpler cosmetic fix than surgery or abrasive skin resurfacing. The new instruments now in use can be finely tuned to account for a substantial amount of melanin in the skin, so the treatment is suitable for just about anyone.

Find out more about IPL treatment and how it can reverse certain age-related skin aging by consulting our team at Pierre Skin Care Institute, located in Thousand Oaks. Whether you live in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Moorpark or Simi Valley, our team would be more than happy to help you. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!

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