Over time, and with exposure to the sun and UV light, our faces and necks accumulate damage in the form of “photoaging”. Skin is composed of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. The dermis contains proteins, including collagen, elastin, and other important fibers, which affect skin’s strength and elasticity. UV radiation injures these important proteins, leading to the accumulation of damage in the form of wrinkles, drooping skin, broken blood vessels, mottled pigment, and sun spots.
IPL (intense pulsed light) uses a specific wavelength of light energy to target the dermis of the skin where pigment accumulates and elasticity has been lost; by delivering light energy specifically to this layer, skin tone can be evened, pigmentation/sun spots can be erased, and new collagen is stimulated to form.