There is a technology that has the ability to treat all of these problems; safely, effectively and at a relatively low cost with little or no downtime for the vast majority of people. So what is the catch? How does it work? Is it safe? The goal of this educational piece is to conduct a complete and in-depth review of IPL, otherwise known as Intense Pulsed Light treatment for the skin. I will include everything from my opinion and experience to what has been demonstrated scientifically. The goal of this editorial is to try and provide an honest, up to date and scientifically sound discussion of IPL treatments.
There are a number of things we can do to help reduce the risk of bleeding, particularly before we inject these products. Many of these considerations are related to medications and the risk of increasing bruising.
This brings us to elasticity of the skin and aging. One of the key changes in our skin that occurs as we age is a loss of elasticity. Our skin becomes loose. This is due to two very important factors, sun exposure and our genetics. Without a doubt sun exposure is the most important preventable factor. If everyone was to use sun screen and avoid long term sun exposure, our skin would maintain its youthfulness much longer, not to mention reduce the risk of skin cancer. However, our genetics also play a role. Some people age more quickly than others.