Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technique used to rejuvenate the skin. The introduction of non-coherent light energy stimulates tissue replacement by targeting the darker cells in the lower dermal layers. By constricting capillaries and causing slight damage to unhealthy cells, IPL gently but efficiently improves the overall skin tone and texture. The new M22 IPL device can restore sun-damaged skin to a more youthful, glowing condition. This instrument is an all-in-one device that can target various skin problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, prominent scarring, and even melasma. We highly recommend this treatment for our clients who are concerned about how sun damage to the skin is resulting in darkened areas and brittleness.
How IPL Works
Slightly different from laser resurfacing, IPL is a combination of wavelengths that penetrate through the epidermal layer without affecting it. Instead, these wavelengths are absorbed by chromophores. These are the dark tissues associated with uneven pigmentation. Small capillaries and the blood that flows through them also absorb the energy from the IPL device.
The damage caused by the energy absorption means discarding of tissue. The body responds by creating healthier skin and subcutaneous material. The constriction and disposal of excess capillary vessels also means clearer, more evenly-toned skin.
Introducing the Innovative M22 IPL Device
This handheld instrument comes with interchangeable filters and guide lights, making it easy for us to use on targeted areas of the face and other areas of the body. It features multiple sequential pulsing, meaning that we can customize the power output and the rapidity of the energy pulses. It’s easy for us to adjust the function for optimum energy distribution no matter the client’s skin tone, texture, thickness, or amount of darkened material below the epidermis.
When we consult with the client, we’ll explain IPL treatment in detail. We will offer realistic outcome expectations and design a customized treatment schedule.
Learn More About the M22 IPL Treatment
For sun damage on the skin, there’s no better treatment than pulsed light energy. It’s a gentle way to stimulate skin rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation with us at Exquisite MD Spa in San Diego to learn more and to get started. Contact us today to book your appointment!