Men and women are both looking for ways to make up for the time they spent in the sun as youth. Back in the day people didn’t use… or better yet, have sunscreen. Though they had a nicely sun kissed body, a lot are paying for it now as they start aging. There are several different ways to reduce these side effects, some are more effective than others. At Mindful Women Spa, we offer an IPL treatment; it can be performed on different parts of the body and we’ve noticed it’s one of the best things to get you the results you want. Here I’ve found a great article by Lumenis that simply lists some basic information about IPL’s.
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IPL Treatment Using Photorejuvenation
As the population ages, ever-increasing numbers of people are interested in improving their appearance. IPL treatments can be used to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
IPL treatment improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body. The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects.
The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck and hands—virtually anywhere that sun damage shows.
Several appealing qualities of IPL Treatment using Photorejuvenation which result in very high levels of patient satisfaction.
- IPL treatments are quick, gentle and non-invasive. There is no interruption of routine activities.
- By helping to remove the age spots (sun-induced freckles) and broken capillaries, the result is overall more even, luminous, younger looking skin.
- Patients can see dramatic results within a very short time.
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small, smooth, transparent handpiece which is gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the wavelength range allowing it to be optimized for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them. The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation often consist of full-face treatment or treatment of isolated body areas like the hands or chest. The treatment regimen typically consists of:
- Four to six treatments administered at three week intervals
- Broad spectrum light in the visible and near infrared range, from 515 nm up to about 1200 nm
As a sub-epidermal procedure, IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation produce few side effects and requires little to no alteration in the patient’s normal routine.
For Your Practice
As baby boomers begin to age, aesthetic procedures that can help improve appearance are in higher demand than ever before. IPL Skin Treatments using the photorejuvenation process are a perfect solution because they accommodate today’s active lifestyles. Many physicians are finding that adding this procedure to their practice helps build patient traffic, in addition to serving as a “gateway” to additional aesthetic procedures.
Lumenis One is the most technologically advanced platform ever developed for aesthetic medicine-customizable with any combination of an ever growing number of gold standard technologies including Lumenis’ IPL, LightSheer diode laser, Nd:YAG laser and Aluma radio frequency, to perfectly match the needs of any practice. Lumenis One features our unique Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) and offers exceptional performance and the upgradeability needed to grow seamlessly with your practice’s needs.
The IPL Quantum SR system is was designed for ease of use. The system can be easily upgraded to include other treatment modalities such as hair removal, leg veins or tattoos. Finally, the Elorasystem offers the ultimate in simple, plug-and-play operation for IPL Skin Treatments and hair removal.