How Can I Change the Texture of My Skin Without Surgery?
Improving skin texture and seeking a smoother, more youthful complexion is a common goal for many of us.
Addressing issues such as roughness, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars may seem like a daunting task, but at ZenSations Medical Spa Services in Bonita Springs, FL, licensed aesthetician Gina Lacagnina offers nonsurgical intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to improve skin texture without the need for invasive procedures.
Keep reading to find out how IPL therapy can help enhance your skin's texture and help you achieve a rejuvenated appearance.
How can IPL therapy help improve the texture of my skin?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also known as an IPL photofacial, is a noninvasive treatment that uses broad-spectrum light to target and treat various skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other texture issues.
During the procedure, light energy penetrates the skin's surface, targeting the dermis (the deeper layer of skin) while leaving the epidermis (the outer layer of skin) unaffected. In doing so, the light energy stimulates collagen production and promotes the skin's natural healing process, resulting in improved skin texture and a more youthful appearance.
What can I expect after an IPL treatment to improve my skin?
Since IPL therapy promotes collagen production, it helps to strengthen the skin's structure and improve its overall texture. As collagen levels increase, you'll start to see the disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improved skin elasticity over time.
IPL can also help reduce the appearance of acne scars. It does this by promoting the skin's natural healing process. This cell turnover promotes the formation of new, healthy skin cells. As a result, IPL can also address sun damage and hyperpigmentation to give you a more even and radiant complexion.
As a nonsurgical treatment, IPL therapy does not require any incisions or significant downtime, making it a convenient option for those seeking skin texture improvement without the need for surgery.
What to expect during an IPL photofacial
During an IPL treatment session at ZenSations Medical Spa Services, Gina will first apply a cooling gel to the skin. She will then move a handheld device over your skin to deliver pulses of light to the areas on your face you'd like to target.
The treatment is generally well-tolerated and not considered to be painful. Most patients describe the sensation as a mild snapping or stinging feeling. Depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific skin concerns being addressed, an IPL session typically takes 30 – 60 minutes.
After your IPL photofacial, your skin may appear red and slightly swollen. However, these side effects usually subside within a few hours.
It is essential to protect the treated area from sun exposure and follow any other post-treatment care instructions. Most patients notice an improvement in their skin texture after one treatment, but a series of treatments is often recommended for optimal results.
Get smoother skin texture in Bonita Springs, FL
If you're looking for a noninvasive treatment to improve your skin texture without undergoing surgery, IPL can effectively address concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage.
If you are interested in IPL therapy, schedule an appointment with Gina Lacagnina at ZenSations Medical Spa Services in Bonita Springs, FL to determine if this treatment is suitable for your specific skin concerns and goals.