Many people do not realise that their skin is an organ. In fact, it is the only organ that is external, and it is also the largest organ in your body. It is also one of the first things that people see when they look at you. All of these factors mean that it is especially important for you to take care of your skin. This includes keeping it moisturised and not exposing it to too much sun. However, an unfortunate fact of life is that no matter what efforts a person might take to keep his or her skin healthy, there is always a chance of something going wrong. You might forget to put on sunscreen, or you might miss a spot. You could simply develop a skin condition that affects the appearance of your skin. That being said, there are many options that you have that can improve the health of your skin. One of the most popular non-surgical options is photorejuvenation.
What Is Photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation, specifically IPL photorejuvenation, is a non-surgical procedure that uses light to treat a large variety of skin conditions. Photorejuvenation quite literally means using photo, or light, to rejuvenate your skin. This means that IPL, or intense pulsed light, is another version of photorejuvenation. You might be wondering how light energy can help skin conditions. After all, the sun’s light energy is more damaging than it is helpful. However, IPL energy is different than the sun’s. IPL uses specific wavelengths of light that can easily be absorbed by the melanin and the haemoglobin. The melanin is the dark, pigmented areas of your skin such as freckles or age spots. Haemoglobin is what colours your blood red.
This means that IPL photorejuvenation in Perth is designed to treat skin conditions that affect the colouring of your skin. One of the most common conditions is freckles or age spots caused either by age or too much sun. IPL photorejuvenation can also be used to treat conditions such as:
- Vascular lesions
- Vascular rosacea
- Poikiloderma of Civatte
- Mottled complexions
- Sun-damaged skin
- And more
All of these conditions can affect the colour of your skin, turning it into a reddish colour or simply an uneven colour. Having parts of your skin be a different colour can be embarrassing; thankfully, IPL photorejuvenation can restore your skin colour back to the way it used to be in a non-surgical way.
Why Get Photorejuvenation?
While there are ways that you can alter the way your skin looks, these are typically time-consuming or invasive. Many people do not enjoy going through cosmetic surgery or spending a significant amount of time being unable to do anything during the surgery. That being said, IPL photorejuvenation is non-surgical. It only uses a specific wavelength of light that is targeted at the affected area of skin. Depending on your skin condition, you might have to have multiple sessions of IPL photorejuvenation to achieve the desired results. Photorejuvenation is designed to be used primarily on the face, neck, arms, and hands. IPL photorejuvenation is one of the first steps you can take to having your skin return to its original colour.