Using Intense Pulsed Light to Address Sun Damage and More in Philadelphia Area
Light can damage the skin when ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes spots, fine lines, and other cosmetic problems to develop. But light can also improve the skin in the form of IPL photorejuvenation at the Philadelphia area's Cross Medical Group. Using non-surgical devices that deliver intense pulsed light into the treatment area, aestheticians can target lesions and blemishes that have a darker pigmentation than the surrounding skin.
The darker cells and surrounding pigments, known as chromophores, absorb the light energy, which creates heat. This heat causes visible vessels and broken capillaries to collapse and be reabsorbed, brown spots to flake away, rosacea redness to fade, certain scars to become less noticeable, collagen production to "fill in" wrinkles, and more. Results are gradual, and multiple sessions may be required for patients to achieve the clear texture and tone they are seeking, but with newer technology, full correction is often achieved even with one treatment. Red, sensitive skin should be kept out of sunlight after an IPL photorejuvenation session for the first few days. Initial results will start to be visible within days of the treatment, and will continue to improve in the following days and weeks. A consultation can help to determine whether this treatment, laser skin resurfacing, or another option would be ideal for specific patients.