IPL Photofacial: Bringing Your Youthful Look to Light
Intense-pulsed light technology, or IPL,offers a new option for people who want to see their skin recover from the effects of age and exposure. One difference between IPL photofacial and other light-based treatments is the number of solutions IPL provides. In addition to stimulating the body’s own production of collagen to relieve wrinkles and fine lines, IPL can remove discoloration, and even smooth the skin further by diminishing the size of pores.
With minimal discomfort and rapid results, IPL photofacial can reduce the appearance of broken capillaries, sun damage, and brown spots and age spots on the face, hands or most anywhere, in addition to restoring the volume skin can lose when collagen levels decline as we age. That’s why people are making IPL photofacial a popular choice.
Photo-Rejuvenation – How It’s Done
If you and your board-certified facial plastic surgeon agree that IPL is for you – then a hand-held IPL instrument will be used to massage the treatment areas, emitting a high-energy light that warms deep tissues. The body’s natural response is to produce more collagen, building the volume that addresses fine lines, wrinkles, and even moderate acne scarring. The effects of this pulsed light also diminish discolorations of many kinds, from age spots, to freckles or flushing, to rosacea and melasma, without damaging healthy tissue. Spider veins and large, visible pores can be reduced as well.
The results of IPL photofacial treatment begin immediately and continue to build over the course of several days. Depending on each person’s unique needs and goals, your plastic surgeon may recommend a series of treatments. Photo-rejuvenation often works best as part of an overall program that heightens a person’s attention to good skin care.
Why IPL Works So Well
The type of broad-band light emitted by the IPL photofacial instrument not only stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, but also breaks-down the unhelpful tissue of broken veins, hyperpigmentation, and other discolorations without damaging healthy tissue. The discolored tissue is then absorbed and disposed of by the body’s own healing power.
How much difference this very capable procedure can mean to each person depends – once again – on unique needs and goals. So, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss the possibilities with you.
About Mike Majmundar, M.D.
Dr. Mike Majmundar has been named a Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine, a National Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report & Castle Connolly, a Top Beauty Expert by The Atlantan, Best Self, and Northside Woman, and Best Botox and Filler Injector by Jezebel. To read his patient reviews, visit RealSelf or Google+. Dr. Majmundar is also a member of the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons (with over 4,000 members) and the only organization dedicated to the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery.