Articles Tagged: blemishes

 

How Do IPL Photofacial Treatments Remove Blemishes?

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Ella Fedonenko

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photo-facial treatments use intense pulses of light energy to apply heat to unwanted skin cells, causing them to sustain damage, die, and naturally be eliminated from the body over time. 

Unlike lasers, which emit precisely tuned and focused single-frequency light energy, IPL produces a broad spectrum of different light frequencies. This allows it to be used to treat a broad range of skin imperfections at differing depths below the skin surface. 

Crucially, the intense light energy produced by the IPL achieves its results without affecting healthy skin cells. The range of light frequencies used by IPL penetrates deep into the skin, and can even be used to treat several skin problems simultaneously.

IPL improves skin appearance and resilience via the following mechanisms:

Excess Melanin Reduction

IPL can be used to target excess melanin – cause of dark pigmentation in the skin. This can be used to even out unbalanced pigmentation and reduce hyper-pigmentation, freckles, and other pigmentation-based skin blemishes.

Reduced Inflammation

The IPL procedure can be used to target bacteria present in the skin; this reduces or eliminates the cause of many acne infections. IPL can also be used to reduce the redness caused by rosacea and other inflammatory conditions.

General Skin Tightening

The IPL heat energy has a tightening effect on the collagen cells and blood vessel walls within the skin, resulting in improved skin tone, and a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and the small, twisty blood vessels known as spider veins.

Increased Collagen and Elastin Production

A significant result of IPL treatment is the stimulation of collagen and elastin production, lasting well beyond the actual treatment session. This helps accelerate the natural mechanisms used by the skin to heal damage, and leads to general improvements in skin tone and resiliency, and has an overall rejuvenating effect.

Unwanted Hair Removal

IPL can also be used to address unwanted hair.

Your Laser Skin Care

At Your Laser Skin Care, we are specialists in the application of both laser and IPL-based skin treatments, as well as a host of other non-invasive cosmetic skin procedures. We would love to schedule a free consultation with you, during which we can present the full range of available solutions tailored to your personal situation, develop a custom treatment plan, and answer all of your questions. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule your free consultation, or visit us online for more information.

4 Procedures to Lighten and Prevent Sun Spots and Blemishes

Posted on February 17, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko

Blotches, blemishes and sun spots become a reality as we get older. They tend to appear in our late 20s and gradually become more of an issue.
Often referred to as hyperpigmentation or “age spots,” these areas of discoloration are typically results of cumulative sun damage that begins when you’re a child.

They can also appear as a result of hormone imbalance. Abnormal thyroid function, blood sugar levels and adrenal gland function can cause these spots.
Yet there are ways to prevent and to treat these spots so that concealer and foundation aren’t the only weapons in your arsenal. Board-certified physicians can help you find the best solution for your situation.

Your options include:

Consistent, gentle exfoliation — This will help to slowly remove dead skin cells and expose newer skin.
Lightening creams — These bleaching agents reduce the visibility of spots within a few weeks. The most common bleaching ingredient — hydroquinone — is available in synthetic and plant-based forms.
Microdermabrasion — This procedure removes the outer layer of the skin. This method isn’t recommended for individuals with sensitive skin. Results can be seen after only a few sessions.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) — The “photo facial” procedure utilizes a laser that sends high intensity pulse of light into the skin. The light will break up melanin clusters. Spots will darken and then dissipate.

Of course, you can help your skin by eating well. Take in more antioxidants like Vitamin C. Also make sure you’re eating plenty of dark-green, leafy veggies. Make sure to cut back significantly on your sugar intake.

On the prevention front, it’s important for everyone to always wear sunblock. Darker-skinned individuals can actually be more prone to discoloration following skin issues like sunburn and acne.

Your Laser Skin Care is one of Los Angeles’ top-rated Skin Care offices. We specialize in IPL, Botox, Latisse and laser hair removal, among our many other services that utilize the latest science and technology. To schedule a free consultation or to learn more about our numerous services that will help you achieve the skin rejuvenation that you are searching for, please call us today at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com.