Light energy has been harnessed for decades to perform laser medical and aesthetic treatments. Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is a type of laser skin treatment that can have amazing results to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance. At FEM Women’s Wellness in Reno, NV, we offer IPL treatments or photofacial sessions that can restore more youthful skin without extensive downtime.
Lumecca by Optima
Lumecca by Optima is new cutting-edge technology that uses IPL (intense pulse light) optimized to treat facial pigmentation, superficial vessels on the face, facial skin texture, and photodamage.
IPL treatments, or photofacials, use light to impact the cells in the skin. Unlike some lasers that only send out one wavelength of energy, IPL uses multiple wavelengths that can impact larger areas of skin. This means treatments can take less time and the specific wavelengths used only affect certain cells. Photofacial treatment is often used to remove darker pigmented cells that can impact the skin tone. It can also help reverse some signs of sun damage to the skin.
IPL treatments usually take less than an hour and the procedure is not painful. There may be a tingling or pinching feeling, but most patients can easily tolerate the mild discomfort. No downtime is needed after the procedure, but many patients have red or pink skin for several hours after their treatment. Most patients require multiple sessions to achieve the results they desire from IPL photo rejuvenation.
Benefits of Photofacial Treatments
IPL treatments are best performed on lighter skin tones as the light energy is attracted to darker pigments. This light heats up the targeted skin cells, which are destroyed and allowed to flake away. The heat also triggers a healing reaction to repair the skin, which can result in the photo rejuvenation effect. Some of the benefits of IPL or photofacial treatments include:
- Reduced hyperpigmentation
- Remove brown or age spots
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve the overall tone and texture of the skin
- Erase acne and other scars
- Remove spider veins and visible blood vessels/redness
IPL treatments are non-invasive and well-tolerated by most patients. If there is any discomfort, a numbing agent placed on the skin can be used to make the treatment easier.
To learn more about IPL treatments and our other beauty services, contact our aesthetics team at FEM Women’s Wellness. Call our center in the Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson City, NV, area to schedule a cosmetic consultation.