IPL(Palomar) - Skin Rejuvenation
The pulsed light device delivers energy to target and destroy vascular and pigmented lesions.
Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, these treatments target different chromophores in the skin, which selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response. These damaged lesions are then cleared by the body, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin. Pigmented lesions undergo a mild desquamation and slough off within two or three days, while the vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within 10 to 14 days.
Light energy in the Q-Switch Laser is used to rapidly heat the unwanted natural pigmentation in the skin. The area targeted is slightly damaged so as to cause the body to breakdown the colored and pigmented cells and replace them with new, un-pigmented skin.
The first layers of skin are made up of the epidermis and a layer of dead cells whose role is to protect against exterior aggressions. These cells are gradually replaced. However, with aging these cells accumulate, become compacted, thereby causing visible imperfections, and interfere with the function of basal cells responsible for continually regenerating the skin. If these cells are “lead to believe” that there is sufficient cell thickness, they will cease to produce new ones. Eliminating dead cells therefore rekindles the renewal process besides improving the appearance of the skin surface.