IPL & Fractional Laser
Correct Sun Damage & Reduce Pore Sizes With IPL Treatments in Winter Park, FL
What Is IPL?
- Enlarged Pores
- Age Spots
- Sun Damage
- Fine Lines
- Liver Spots
- Varicose Veins
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Broken Capillaries
- Vascular Lesions
- Broken Blood Vessels
Who Is a Candidate for IPL Treatment?
Patients who have melasma or are overly tan are not viable candidates for treatment as light rays attract pigment, making dark skin and patches of melasma darken further. Additionally, patients who smoke are not typically recommended for IPL photofacials; smoking counteracts the benefits of treatment due to carcinogen exposure, which results in prematurely-aged skin.
Patients with skin types that range from the light brown of IV to the darkest hues of VI are generally not optimal candidates for a photofacial. Patients with lighter skin tones (but not pale complexions) who fall between Fitzpatrick types III and IV may see effective results from IPL treatment, but these candidates tend to require more sessions to receive this outcome. Successful IPL recipients are most often categorized in the I and II scales of the Fitzpatrick system. The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale is below.
How Do IPL Photofacials Work?
How Does Photoaging Cause Skin Damage?
Years of constant sun exposure accelerate the negative impacts of photoaging, which frequently manifest as increased melanin production. Since melanin is produced by the biological processes that occur in response to sun exposure, an elevated melanin level may cause certain areas of the skin to darken the colors of one's complexion. Melanin production creates freckles, sun spots, and patches of pigmented lesions.
Furthermore, the sun's UV rays cause our skin to dry out, lose moisture, and struggle to retain essential nutrients. All of these factors contribute to the acceleration of aging processes and significantly exacerbate damage to skin cells. Poor nutrient absorption causes collagen and elastin fibers to weaken over time; the consequent loss of natural elasticity contributes to the appearance of aged and weathered skin.
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What Happens Before IPL Treatment?
What Happens During IPL Treatment?
After IPL Treatment: What to Expect
Typical Results of Photo Facials & Photo-Rejuvenation
Discover the Power of Cynosure Technology
The Cynosure Icon 1540 utilizes fractional laser technology to revitalize the skin. By integrating Dynamic Spectrum ShiftingSM with dual-band filters (a process of uniform heat distribution), Cynosure encourages a reduction in the size and appearance of varicose and discolored veins. Furthermore, its intelligent programming picks up certain wavelengths of the color spectrum to target lesions, areas of hyperpigmentation, unwanted birthmarks, and even acne scars.
At Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center, we take pride in restoring beautiful and clear skin to our clients. If the effects of aging and sun exposure have been unkind to your skin, schedule a consultation with one of our expert aestheticians to learn about our IPL photofacials and photo-rejuvenation sessions. Using precisely concentrated pulses of focused light, our innovative treatments can successfully repair years of photoaging and skin damage.