IPL Hair Removal
IPL Hair Removal
What is IPL Hair Removal? The primary principle behind Intense Pulsed Light hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL). Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter (melanin) in the area that causes hair growth (the follicle) while not heating the rest of the skin. Light is absorbed by dark objects, so laser energy can be absorbed by dark material in the skin (but with much more speed and intensity). Hair removal lasers selectively target melanin:
Melanin is considered the primary chromophore for all hair removal lasers currently on the market. Melanin occurs naturally in the skin (it gives skin and hair its color). There are two types of melanin in hair: eumelanin (which gives hair brown or black color) and pheomelanin (which gives hair blonde or red color). Because of the selective absorption of photons of laser light, only black or brown hair can be removed.
IPL works best with dark coarse hair. Light skin and dark hair are an ideal combination, but new machines are now able to target dark black hair even in patients with dark skin.
A hair removal IPL has been in use since 1997 and has been approved for “permanent hair reduction” in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ] “Permanent” hair reduction is defined as the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime.
Some will need touch-up treatments, especially on large areas, after the initial set of 6-9 treatments.
IPL- Intense Pulse Light-Photo Facial
What is Photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation is a skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light or other thermal or chemical methods to treat some skin conditions and remove wrinkles arising from photo-aging. The process induces controlled wounds on the skin, prompting it to heal itself by creating new cells. This process reverses the effects of photo-aging to a certain extent by removing wrinkles. It also helps with acne scars, pore size, rosacea, pigmentation, and overall quality of your skin.
Brown Spot Treatment
What are Brown Spots?
Brown spots are caused by a combination of sun damage and a decline in the hormones that regulate the production of melanin. When your skin is exposed to sun, the UV rays can easily break down the collagen and elastin and, as a result, the skin may become rougher and cause formation of brown reddish spots due to the excess melanin. Prolonged sun exposure causes the skin cells to produce more melanin and cause surface pigment changes. Melanin is a pigment that gives color to the skin and hair.