No foundation or concealer can replace the feeling of being happy with your skin without an ounce of makeup on.
Creams and serums come with a lot of promises, but they often fail to deliver because no product can directly increase your collagen production. Fortunately, some treatments can.
Dr. Pompeyo Chavez, our expert at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Bastrop, Texas, uses intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials to upregulate collagen production in the skin without harming the surrounding tissues.
Understanding how IPL technology revitalizes your complexion
When Dr. Chavez treats your skin with an IPL device, he uses light to cause stress in your skin cells. Some of your old skin cells die right away, and your body boosts its collagen production to increase its resistance to stress. This upregulation in collagen production is what improves the appearance of your skin.
IPL technology isn’t ablative, which means it doesn’t cause damage to the upper layers of the skin, and no downtime is required. However, after the treatment, you may need to avoid sun exposure for a while and stop using exfoliating agents on your skin.
What results you can expect from IPL photofacials
Several studies suggest that IPL facials can be used for the treatment of large pores, pigmentation issues, fine wrinkles, and skin texture issues.
Depending on the issues you want to address, you may need up to three sessions. However, you should notice some improvements after the first treatment. Your skin will continue improving even weeks after the treatment as the increased collagen will continue to brighten your complexion.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for an IPL facial
You may be a good candidate for an IPL facial if you suffer from pigmentation, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and enlarged pores. Good candidates don’t have any active skin infections on their skin and don’t take any medications that make their skin more sensitive to light.
If your lines are deeper or you suffer from volume loss in your face as well, Dr. Chavez can offer you injectables that both erase wrinkles and replace lost volume in your face. The best way to find out what suits your needs is to contact us and schedule an appointment. Dr. Chavez will examine your face and let you know what treatment works best for your needs.
In addition, if you’d like, he can also recommend skincare products and supplements that will help you maintain your good results for longer.