What is IPL skin rejuvenation? This type of treatment has existed since 1998 when the first dermatological lasers appeared in California. Laser technology is used in a gentle way to improve skin tone and make it smoother.
How does it work?
In practice, the light transformed into energy or heat slightly heats, but sufficiently the skin without damaging it. The heat created in the dermis acts on the pigments, the microcapillaries and the activation of the fibroblasts, cells generating the new natural collagen. It is as if, to make a simple image, the skin thought to have had a sunburn and began a process of healing by generating natural collagen.
Who is this treatment for?
This treatment can be undertaken both preventively, as soon as the appearance of fine lines as on established wrinkles. Photorejuvenation will reduce redness, blurred complexion, loss of elasticity and skin spots, but the results will be more or less spectacular from one person to another.
How’s it going?
Before starting a treatment session, the skin is evaluated first. We clean the face and put on goggles. The treatment lasts 30 minutes. Note: Before, I took care to protect my face from the sun for a few weeks.
What we feel: I perceived the heating of the epidermis during the session. The sensation is pleasant and relaxing. After treatment, it is recommended to protect the face with a good sunscreen (SPF 30 or +), to avoid sunbathing for a few weeks and to wait a few days before using abrasive cleaners such as scrubs and scrubs. scrubs.
Am I a good candidate for photorejuvenation?
If we want to improve the quality and tone of our skin without having recourse to surgery, this type of treatment may please us. However, expectations should not be too great; the IPL photorejuvenation machine can remove wrinkles, scars, pockets, etc.
Are there risks, contraindications?
As with laser hair removal, the improper treatment carries the risk of burns or skin depigmentation. It is essential to call on a beautician or an experienced doctor. In addition, people who suffer from severe diabetes, vitiligo and pregnant women can not receive photorejuvenation. Similarly, people who take certain drugs with photosensitizing side effects are not recommended for treatment.
Can we treat other regions than the face?
IPL skin rejuvenation machine usually affects the face, neck, and hands, but all areas of the body can be treated. How many treatments are needed?
For maximum results, multiple sessions are recommended (four to six, on average) at one-month intervals to allow for progressive stimulation of natural collagen. Subsequently, one-off follow-up is suggested for one or two treatments per year. Obviously, by protecting our skin well and moisturizing it properly, we prolong the benefits of rejuvenation.
Is it painful?
Not at all. At worst, some people may feel a slight tingling during the session and have redness that will dissipate during the following hours. At the end of the treatment, the face shows no unpleasant sign and we can resume our professional activities.
What are the expected results?
Photorejuvenation promises an improvement in the appearance of the skin by reducing rosacea, fine lines, enlarged pores, brown spots, and small acne scars. The treatment also aims to improve the elasticity and texture of the skin and to make the complexion clearer. However, the parameters for laser rejuvenation are not yet optimized and the technology will be more effective in a few years, but the future treatment, more efficient, maybe more painful.
My personal assessment: after each treatment, my skin appeared softer and brighter. Although the results are subtle, photorejuvenation has given a “youthful look” to my skin. My complexion is clearer, my pores less visible and my imperfections a little lessened. My spouse even noticed that I looked more rested!