IPL Skin Tightening Treatments
This novel treatment uses intense pulsed light at specific wave lengths that are strongly absorbed by the collagen-containing and fatty layers of the skin. When this special light is absorbed, it transfers heat to this region, which results in the tightening of the existing collagen fibers and the stimulation of new collagen. This treatment works at the skin’s surface level. Treating at the surface level is how it differs from the deeper heating of the radio frequency tightening (see Accent Radio Frequency). In addition, a series of treatments, usually six, is required.
This treatment is considered to be a non-down time procedure. Both normal after effects and side effects are rare. This treatment is often done in conjunction with the regular IPL / AFT Photofacials for optimal results.
Intense Pulsed Light Skin Tightening Treatments Pre treatment:
• The skin is cleansed.
• A clear gel is applied to the skin to improve the light’s penetration.
• A photofacial is optional.
• The skin tightening head is pulsed over the skin, resulting in a warm heating sensation
Intense Pulsed Light Skin Tightening Treatments Post treatment:
• The gel is removed.
• Sunscreen is applied.
• Normal activities are resumed.