How Does IPL Laser Treatment Works?
IPL or Intense Pulse light is used as a tool for skin rejuvenation. It basically uses a laser to remove wrinkles, black spots, and textures. The process indulges in the use of laser by inducing controlled wounds on the skin and by letting the skin heal itself by growing new cells. Although IPL and laser treatment may seem like one, they are not. The light from IPL is more scattered hence less focused than the laser light. It easily penetrates the second layer of the skin without harming the first layer. The IPL laser treatment can help you get rid of:
- Broken blood vessels
- Unwanted hair
- Dark spots and wrinkles
Working Of The IPL Treatment
Short and safe bursts of intense pulsed light are directed at the skin and the system makes sure that this light effectively reaches and is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood system. The light eventually gets converted into heat which breaks the protein in the wall of the blood vessels and hence, causes the vessel to disappear. Notwithstanding that bearing pain can differ from person to person, people usually find this treatment painless.
Cost Of The IPL Treatment
IPL treatment is less expensive than most cosmetic surgeries, but it is still costlier than Microdermabrasion and chemical peels. The price for a single session can cost up to $500-$600. Yet, the prices might differ with respect to the severity of aesthetic issues involved.
Benefits Of IPL Treatment
- Improvement of the overall texture
Removal of the unwanted pigmentation leads to a youthful and rejuvenated skin with an everlasting glow.
- Reduces pigmentation and redness
It is the best way to reverse the effects of sun damage. It also reduces brown as well as black spots.
- Smoothening of the skin
It smoothens the skin by stimulating the production of the collagen, a natural protein that fills in lines.
There have been reported cases where the clients received an injury relating to the IPL treatment. These injuries were mostly burns, blisters, and scars, which were caused due to the use of laser lights by untrained practitioners or equipment malfunction and when safety procedures are not followed.
The weighing of the pros and cons of the IPL treatment needs to be done minutely to avoid last moment surprises and injuries. Consulting a dermatologist prior to going through the whole process of IPL treatment is always deemed necessary.