Does your skin need a workout?
At LaBellaRX, we offer Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation that’s a lot like a trip to the gym for your skin. We know that exercise is good for our heart and muscles, but you may not have considered that your skin — the largest and fastest-growing organ of the body — needs it too.
Photorejuvenation improves the tone, texture and appearance of your skin by creating cell turnover and stimulating new collagen production. A photofacial treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines, minimizes pore size and increases skin elasticity.
A non-ablative photofacial treatment can be administered relatively quickly. First, ultrasound gel is applied over a clean face. Next, a handheld device delivers precisely-calibrated pulses of multi-wavelength light into the innermost layers of the dermis. As the light heats the skin tissue, it begins to remodel aging collagen while sparking the creation of new collagen to even out the skin’s tone and texture.
Results are visible after just one treatment, but a series of 5 to 10 treatments will reduce hyperpigmentation, erase broken capillaries and significantly smooth out roughly textured skin.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the surrounding skin. This darkening is a result of excess melanin deposits in the skin and can appear as sun spots, acne scars or uneven brown patches.
What causes it?
- Genetics — Some people are just born with more freckles than others.
- Sun Damage — Here on the Gulf Coast, we are even more susceptible to hyperpigmentation. Year-round sun exposure can cause dark spots and premature aging. Sunscreen is our #1 defense but there are several cosmetic treatments such as photo rejuvenation that can help correct the damage.
- Medications — Some medications can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun and contribute to hyperpigmentation.
- Skin Irritation — Skin care products that cause irritation may also cause the skin to produce more pigment and dark patches.
But whatever the cause, IPL Photorejuvenation can correct irregular pigmentation and help you achieve a smooth even-toned complexion.