Photorejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure that uses light waves to treat a broad range of skin problems, and M22™ IPL is one of the best types of intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. It can be used to refresh your appearance by renewing the texture of the skin, improving the elasticity and making it appear brighter and more youthful. It also can remove or reduce the appearance of sunspots, vascular lesions, rosacea, birthmarks and spider veins.
The M22™ system does this by focusing intense pulses of broad-spectrum light into the deeper layers of skin. Filters are used to change the range of wavelengths to suit the different treatments and types of skin. During this process, only the tissue targeted for treatment is destroyed, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.
Multiple treatments are usually required for optimal results. Because there is no downtime, when the session is over, you can immediately go back to work or resume your daily activities, if you’d like.
The IPL treatment improves the appearance of skin redness such as rosacea and abnormal blood vessels. It does this by targeting the red blood cells in the blood vessels. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the hemoglobin. This will damage the blood vessel wall and coagulate the blood, which is absorbed by the surrounding tissue. For age spots, the laser targets the pigment or melanin. It fragments the pigment, which is then absorbed by the body and, over time, becomes less visible.
The full benefit of the treatments may be seen after multiple months. Usually, you can see some improvement after each treatment, but the number of treatments required depends on the severity of the redness and the number of brown spots.
To ensure that the positive benefits of the treatment continue for as long as possible, good skincare is necessary. Our specialist can help you choose the best products to maintain the results of your M22™ IPL photorejuvenation. We recommend that you protect yourself with sunscreen. Once you have finished your treatments, annual maintenance treatments may be needed for your skin to continue to look its best.
As with all cosmetic procedures, it is important that you research and understand what M22™ IPL can and cannot treat. In addition, you should consult our experienced and qualified specialist at Plateroti Dermatology, who can answer all of your questions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for M22™ IPL photorejuvenation!