All About IPL Treatment: How to Renew Your Skin

When you think about technology, you probably think about your smartphone or your smartwatch or all the smart appliances in your kitchen. But what about your beauty regimen? Today’s skin care has also gone high tech, with modern treatments that offer so much more than your mother’s cold cream ever could.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a rejuvenating therapy growing in popularity due to its efficacy treating rosacea, spider veins, red scars and brown spots. It can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands and legs.

And IPL isn’t just about treating problem areas. It can also reveal softer, smoother, more youthful and uniform-looking skin. A Stanford University study found evidence that this type of broadband light treatment promotes youthful skin on a molecular level.

This highly advanced skin care therapy uses light energy to stimulate collagen production by delivering beneficial thermal energy to the subcutaneous layers of skin tissue. Intense pulses of light improve the texture, quality, tone and health of your skin, offering exceptional results without skin irritation, scabs or redness.  

The Baker Rejuvenation Centre uses the innovative Sciton BBL handpiece to offer this treatment locally. Targeting your specified areas, the treatment will feel like a hot snap of a rubber band, so a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied as needed. Results are immediate, and there is so little recovery time that patients can get treated during their lunch break. However, patients will need to minimize sun exposure as much as possible after treatment.  

Even after an IPL treatment, your skin will continue to create new collagen fibres, so it will continue to improve and become more elastic. Annual maintenance sessions will help you maintain your new boosted collagen levels and improved look. Your treatment team can help create a personalized schedule to ensure you get the best results.

Technology has changed so much our lives, from the way we order groceries and get our news, to the way we connect with loved ones. Maybe it’s time to let it change the way we think about our skin care, too.