Our skin is our armor, our pride, and the outermost representation of who we are on the inside. But skin damage has nearly too many causes to list. Aside from pollution, aging, lifestyle choices, and chronic skin conditions, we also have to worry about the nearest star to our planet: the sun.
Photoaging (premature aging caused by ultraviolet light) is a major contributor to skin damage and even skin cancer. You’ve probably seen this famous picture of a trucker before. After years of sunlight through the driver-side window, the left side of his face is noticeably more aged than the right.
Thankfully, beauty enthusiasts and everyday folks in Boston, MA, don’t have to put up with skin damage. There’s a treatment that’s perfect for reversing photoaging of all kinds.
The Regeneris Medspa Guide to Intense Pulsed Light Therapy in Boston, MA
Not all forms of light damage your skin. What ultraviolet light causes, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) can repair!
At Rengeris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ryan Welter and his team have curated the best and brightest skin care treatments on the market today. To find a solution that works for you, call us at (781) 412-1309 or contact us online.
What is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?
It’s easy to lump IPL therapy (also called photofacials or IPL photofacials) into the same category as so many other aesthetic lasers. Though similar to a laser treatment, IPL uses bursts of powerful light rather than a focused beam.
By combining multiple wavelengths of light in a single treatment, IPL therapy targets numerous skin concerns in a single sitting. This non-surgical, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment is a quick, comfortable way to reverse years of photoaging without needles, incisions, or anesthesia.
What Can Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Treat?
Thanks to advancements in aesthetic technology, there’s hardly a skin concern or skin condition that an injection, laser, or stem cell facial can’t correct. IPL therapy combines the best of the best by blasting away blemishes, correcting texture, and promoting optimal skin health naturally.
Thanks to its unique approach, IPL therapy can tackle dozens of concerns, including:
- Acne scars
- Liver/Age spots
- Hyperpigmentation (age spots, liver spots)
- Fine lines
- Rosacea redness
- Some birthmarks
- Broken blood vessels
How Does Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Work?
IPL therapy relies on one simple principle: darker colors absorb light at higher rates than lighter colors. If you’ve gone barefoot at the beach and noticed the difference in temperature between white concrete and black asphalt, then you understand this principle perfectly.
Each burst of light is absorbed by darker blemishes, unhealed acne scars, and blood vessels near the surface of your skin. These imperfections absorb more light than your surrounding skin. But as you may remember from science class, light is energy and energy is heat.
IPL Therapy Results for Blemishes
Ultraviolet radiation impacts your skin at the cellular level. Sunlight can cause individual cells to create more melanin—the natural pigment that gives your eyes, hair, and skin color. Discolored cells group together, causing age spots and liver spots. Some birthmarks form in the same way, though not for the same reasons.
IPL therapy is ideal for treating blemishes permanently. Once heated, the discolored skin cells that make up unwanted spots scatter. Afterward, your body processes the discolored cells out of the body through your lymphatic system, leaving smooth, evenly colored skin in their place.
IPL Results for Acne Scars
When we’re young, our skin produces abundant elastin and collagen—two structural proteins responsible for skin health and tightness (among other things). But as we age, these proteins slow down. Combine the natural aging process with stubborn outbreaks and you’re left with years of unhealed acne damage.
Thankfully, intense pulsed light therapy can help here, too. The heat produced by each burst of light warms your lower skin layers. This supercharges collagen production in the treatment area, giving your skin the resources it needs to finally heal those old acne scars while making a visible difference.
IPL Results for Rosacea Redness & Lesions
Contrary to popular belief, not every vein in your body is vital or even necessary. Some veins form where they’re least wanted and serve only a minor function in the vascular system. Persistent blushing, flushing, and redness can make us look embarrassed or fatigued, but those surface blood vessels don’t have to be there. IPL therapy can wipe the slate clean.
Like blemishes, the walls of blood vessels absorb light generated by the IPL photofacial. Once they heat up to a certain degree, they collapse, forcing the blood to find another, less visible path wherever it needs to go. It’s as simple as that!
IPL Results for Fine Lines, Wrinkles, & Loose Skin
The elastin and collagen generated during IPL treatments can do a lot more than just repair old acne scars. This boost of collagen lasts for months. Once it’s addressed lingering skin damage or unhealed scars, it sticks around to improve skin health from the bottom up.
Collagen contributes to skin hydration, skin tone, skin texture, and so much more. Similarly, elastin gives skin the “bounce” it needs to respond to further damage down the line.
By increasing both proteins, IPL therapy tightens skin, reducing the impact of wrinkles and smoothing over fine lines. This popular treatment can even shrink pores for that flawless look you’ve been missing for too long now!
What Are the Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?
Aside from comprehensive facial rejuvenation, the treatment has countless other advantages over surgical procedures and even similar laser treatments.
Some of the more notable benefits of IPL therapy include:
- Non-surgical & non-invasive
- Little to no downtime
- Comfortable & pain free
- Treats numerous issues each sitting
- Encourages healing
- Reverses premature signs of aging
- Pairs well with other non-surgical treatments
- Quick and convenient
Turn Back the Clock on Skin Damage with IPL Therapy in Boston, MA
If IPL therapy sounds too good to be true, you haven’t tried it yet! With little more than several wavelengths of light, you can address the skin concerns that have been holding you back for too long now. Schedule your IPL therapy appointment in Boston, MA, today and look forward to a fresher face in no time flat.
Learn What IPL Photofacials Can Do For You! Call Regeneris Today!
Aside from staying indoors and applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher whenever you go outdoors, there’s little we can do to stop photoaging from happening. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can’t reverse it. Intense pulsed light therapy is the leading solution for skin damage of nearly every kind. To schedule your IPL photofacial appointment, call Regeneris Medspa at (781) 412-1309 or contact us online. Here for all your skin care needs in Boston, MA, we also regularly update our special offers! Find what you need to look and feel your best.