Treating Sagging Skin With a Photofacial

Face droopiness is one of three facial ageing factors (the other two are loss of weight and changes in skin texture). These facial ageing features combine to make us look older, aged and tired. This month we ‘re talking explicitly about skin droopiness or decay, it’s triggers, and how to prevent it.  Have a look at West Dermatology Hillcrest – San Diego Ipl Photofacial for more info on this.

One treatment for facial skin sagginess is a photofacial IPL (intense pulsed light).

In the office of a plastic surgeon or qualified aesthetician, an IPL photofacial is performed using an IPL system (or hybrid IPL / laser system). Often known as the photo-rejuvenation technique. The IPL system uses a wide-spectrum light that is directed to the skin of the face to promote skin regeneration and collagen formation. The treatment consists of stimulating the dermis by heat, or the lower layers of the skin, while leaving the outer layers cool and unchanged.

Stimulating collagen growth because of a photofacial IPL is particularly important when treating droopiness or skin sagginess. Collagen is an important protein which gives firmness, plumpness and flexibility to the skin. Naturally, the collagen levels decline as we age, which is a major contributing factor in the skin that starts to sag. The photofacial IPL will help reverse the one cause of skin sagginess by stimulating development of new collagen in the skin.

Other IPL Photofacial Benefits

Along with increasing collagen and offering a closer look to the skin, a photofacial IPL has a variety of other benefits, including: elimination of dark spots or age spots, reduction of the appearance of large pores, reduction of the appearance of visible capillaries, correction of irregular skin tone, reversal of the appearance of sun damage, correction of fine lines and correction of the appetite.

Down and Regeneration

Usually the photofacial IPL can be completed during your lunch break, and is generally painless. You may notice a slight redness once you leave the office, which will fade in either a couple of hours or a day, or two. After around 24 to 48 hours you can start seeing results.