Photorejuvenation in Bourbonnais, IL
How Does IPL Treatment Work?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and the treatment uses pulses of light energy to target specific areas of your skin. During an IPL photofacial, light is applied to the skin to treat a variety of surface-level skin concerns. The light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the skin, which causes the pigment to break up into smaller particles. These smaller particles are then flushed away by the body’s natural cleansing process.
What Skin Concerns Does This Treatment Address?
This treatment can be used on many concerns, including sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, fine lines, and fine lines and wrinkles. Overall, it gives skin a brighter and more even appearance and texture, which makes it optimal for anyone who has been struggling with tired-looking, dull skin. The light will also trigger the body’s production of new collagen, a protein that keeps the skin supple and voluminous, so it can also lift and tighten skin that might have lost some elasticity.
Impressively, this treatment can also be used for hair removal. In fact, IPL hair removal is often considered to be one of the most effective methods, especially when compared to other at-home treatments. This is because IPL targets the pigment in the hair follicle, which means that it can effectively disable the follicle and prevent new hair growth. Additionally, IPL treatments are generally quick and easy to perform, making them a convenient option for those looking to remove unwanted hair.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
An Initial Consultation
The first step of your treatment will be to come in for a chat with a member of our staff. We will ask you about your medical history and any medications you are taking. We will also ask about your goals for treatment. We will then examine the area to be treated and determine if this treatment is the best option. If so, we will discuss the treatment with the patient and answer any questions, plus provide aftercare instructions.
On the Day
We perform this treatment here in our beautiful Bourbonnais office. We’ll ask that you come in with a clean, makeup-free face. We use a handheld decide called the Venus Versa to distribute wavelengths of light onto your skin, carefully targeting the areas you’ve cited as being problematic. The process takes about 15-20 minutes, then you will be free to go. These treatments are typically performed in a series of 4-6 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve the best results.