HydraIPL: A safe and simple way to rejuvenate your skin
Over time, the sun’s rays can do a number on the skin. The effects may not be noticeable at first. However, as the years pass, freckles and dark spots (also known as age spots) may begin to make an appearance. Along with wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation may become visible. This common condition results in patches of skin that appear darker than the areas that surround it.
One of the most effective ways to reduce or eliminate the effects of sun damage is with an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) also known as a photofacial.
Did you know you know an IPL can be added on to a Hydrafacial?
This treatment is extremely versatile and effective for addressing a variety of skin issues. Results that cannot be achieved with standard skincare products are possible with a HydraIPL.
The science behind IPL
IPL is different than standard laser treatments which typically use just one wavelength of light. Instead, it emits a broad spectrum of light in pulses (think of the flash on a camera) and delivers it to the second layer of the skin called the dermis.
Once there, the energy of the light is transformed into heat and causes microscopic lesions to form. This prompts the body to repair these tiny injuries by producing restorative collagen and elastin, which ultimately diminishes wrinkles and fine lines and boosts the skin’s firmness. The hemoglobin found in red blood cells is also a prime target for IPL. The heat energy that is created is transferred into blood vessel walls. This damages the vessels and causes them to close off. The result is a reduction in the appearance of dilated capillary vessels that can be apparent following sun damage.
The dark pigment in the body, known as melanin, doesn’t stand a chance against the healing powers of IPL. Its light energy also works to break up melanin and the cells that contain it, thus eliminating freckles and other dark spots as well as areas of skin discoloration caused by the sun’s damaging UV rays.
Following your IPL treatment, the dark spots will flake away or "pepper" off on their own.
Why do a HydraIPL?
A HydraIPL, or a Hydrafacial with an IPL is an aggressive yet safe way to treat dry or oily skin.
Hydrafacial deeply cleans, exfoliates, and resurfaces the skin with the before doing IPL and allows a deeper penetration of the IPL treatment.
This helps with pore size and texture.
To help maximize results and speed up the process of exfoliating away dark spots, Hydrafacial's powerful antioxidants can be topped off after an IPL to lock in extra hydration and nutrients to calm and soothe skin.
After doing a HydraIPL, your ZO Skin Centre provider will instruct you to avoid harsh active ingredients and exfoliating for 5-7 days.
The Hydrafacial did most of the deep exfoliating for you!
Immediately after treatment, it is important to reapply a SPF 50+ broad spectrum sunscreen every 2 hours to protect the fresh, new exfoliated skin.
HydraIPL results can be seen as early as the next day, however visible results will start to improve after 1-2 weeks.
HydraIPL's can be done every 4-6 weeks. Number of treatments will be recommended by your ZO Skin Centre Dallas provider.
To find out of HydraIPL is right for you or for more information, contact ZO Skin Centre Dallas.