During summer our skin takes more sun abuse than other times of the year. Even with high SPF lotions, hats and attempting to stay in the shade as often as possible, the sun still effects our skin during these hot months. Many of us discover skin discolouration such as sun spots, increased redness, brown pigmentation as well as other issues such as rosacea, epidermal melasma, acne, broken capillaries, spider veins, scars or fine lines and wrinkles.
As we know IPL hair removal is one of the most requested treatments in Canada, but did you know IPL skin rejuvenation is one of the most effective treatments for various skin issues?
IPL is very effective at killing acne bacteria as well as reducing the inflammation of sebum glands that contribute to acne breakouts.
Brown Spots (Sun Spots and Age Spots)
Brown Spots, also known as sun spots or age spots occur because the cells under the skin produce pigment as we age or due to sun exposure.
IPL skin rejuvenation treatments selectively heats up the pigment (without affecting the surrounding tissue) and lifts that heated or now 'damaged' area to the surface of the skin where it is naturally removed by the body's exfoliation process. The brown spots treated will initially get darker and slowly fade away over the next 1-2 weeks.
Redness including Broken Capillaries or Spider Veins
Red areas which are often called broken capillaries or spider veins are small blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin.
This can be caused by genetics, aging, sun exposure or other lifestyle choices. With IPL photo rejuvenation treatments the device targets the blood vessel and destroys it through a combination of heat and light. The vessel is then dissolved and absorbed naturally into the body.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition and IPL skin treatments are proven to be effective at treating and reducing the redness associated with it. IPL works by destroying the blood vessels below the skin through heat and light. The blood vessels are then dissolved and absorbed naturally into the body.
Epidermal melasma is a common hyperpigmentary disorder characterized by light to dark brown patches on the sun-exposed areas of the face and neck.
The cause of epidermal melasma is not known, but there are several suggested triggers such as hormonal changes, UV exposure, family history and age are likely to play a role in the development of epidermal melasma. It is important to understand that IPL can treat epidermal melasma, but should not be used for dermal melasma treatment.
Scar Reduction as well as Collagen Rebuilding and Fine Line Reduction
Collagen rebuilding as well as scar and fine line reduction can be accomplished through IPL treatments alone or in combination with other services such as microdermabrasion. With IPL therapy the undesirable collagen structures are destroyed which allows the body to initiate the healing process, which in turn allows it to boost collagen production as well as encouraging blood flow to the treated areas.
It's never too late to fall in love with your skin again and recapture your youthful appearance and confidence.