IPL Photofacial: A Quick and Painless Way to Improve Your Skin

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The effects of time become noticeable as you grow older. With time, the signs will be visible on your skin, especially on the face, since it is highly exposed. If you want to bring out a fresher and younger version of yourself, IPL photofacial technology can help.

At JB Cosmetics & Facial Surgery, our primary focus is ensuring our clients have access to tools that ensure their skin is ageless and fresh. We utilize a laser system that is highly advanced, and it can easily diminish fine lines, acne scarring, wrinkles, and facial veins.

Let’s look into how the IPL photofacial can improve your skin painlessly and quickly.

The Passage of Time

Numerous factors contribute to the aging of the skin, including exposure to UV rays from the sun. When the skin cells are exposed to the sun, they usually break down in a process referred to as photoaging. As you grow older, your body will lack the resources to repair the damaged skin cells. Collagen and elastin production diminish as you age, and these two proteins contribute to the tone and elasticity of the skin. After you reach 30, collagen production decreases progressively until you reach your 40s. Besides breaking down the skin cells, the sun also causes melanin to cluster together, forming age spots.

Using IPL to Combat Aging

By using IPL, it is possible to counteract the effects of the sun’s damage on the skin. IPL is an abbreviation for intense pulsed light, a form of technology that makes it possible to send light energy beneath the skin to encourage collagen production and break up blemishes.

The IPL photofacial can tackle different issues, including:

• Spider veins, red pigmentation, and rosacea
• Freckles, age spots, and brown pigmentation
• Melasma
• Port wine stains
• Moderate wrinkles and fine lines
• Acne scarring
• Dull skin tone
• Hemangiomas

The light beams travel through the skin’s surface harmlessly and target the tissue below; they mainly target melanin and hemoglobin. The cells will absorb the light energy in the form of heat, making it possible to get rid of hyperpigmentation  and facial veins.

The absorption of the light energy also enhances a mild healing response, triggering collagen production. With increased collagen, the skin will have a better tone and support, and the wrinkles and lines will fade with time.

Many people have witnessed the benefits associated with IPL laser treatments spread out over several weeks since you need at least three to five sessions for the body to respond accordingly. The technology is non-invasive, and there are no side effects. However, you may experience swelling and mild redness.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to achieve a glowing, evenly-toned complexion? For more information regarding photofacial IPL treatments, contact JB Cosmetics & Facial Surgery in Ottawa, ON today!