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IPL Skin Treatments are Changing the Faces of Men and Women

First of all, let’s talk about what IPL is exactly. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and is a process that uses pulses of light and heat to penetrate skin in specific areas to treat a variety of conditions or skin problems. IPL helps to reduce aged or tough looking skin, by reducing the appearance of fine lines. It can also improve areas with blemishes, heavy acne, and diminish pore sizes, as well as remove unwanted or embarrassing hair by inhibiting hair growth. Both men and women who are fighting ageing skin, skin conditions, acne or stubborn hair growth use intense Pulsed Light treatments. IPL can be used on various parts of the body, for instance, the neck, chest, face or even your hands.

After an IPL treatment, (which normally takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes), your skin tone will look and feel fresh, bright and healthy. At m.pulse we offer a variety of processes using IPL; hair removal, photo-rejuvenation, acne therapy, pigmentation and vascular therapy.

Hair removal: m.pulse’s IPL hair removal treatment works to reduce unwanted hair in a safe and effective manner. Our process uses what we call, “selective photothermolysis,” which produces pulses of light targeting the melanin in hair.  The melanin absorbs the light, which then turns to heat and kills the growth cells, preventing or reducing future hair growth.

Photo-rejuvenation: IPL photo-rejuvenation’s overall result is to replenish a healthy glow to your skin and produce a fresh, clear complexion. As your skin ages, it produces uneven skin tones, ageing and sun spots, due to lack of skin flexibility, which is what makes our skin look dull and tired. Photo-rejuvenation uses pulsating light directed at uneven pigmented areas on your face, then turns to heat, resulting in an even skin tone throughout, as well as giving you a refreshing healthy glow.

Acne Therapy: We’ve all been there before. Embarrassing acne we just can’t seem to get rid of.  Our IPL acne therapy treatment helps to reduce and remove acne not only on the face, but on the back, chest and shoulders as well. Technically, acne is caused by a build up of bacteria and infection within your pores. IPL acne therapy focuses on destroying that bacteria with pulsating light, and also improves acne scars, by replenishing healthy skin cells, destroying the old dead cells, and smoothing out the scarred skin. 

Pigmentation and Vascular Therapy: Over the years, we gain those dreadful sunspots, age spots, and heinous spider veins. These are all vascular issues of the skin, meaning that inflamed blood vessels or large amounts of blood vessels start surfacing through to the top layer of skin. Our IPL system distributes pulsating light into the blood vessel, where the light and heat is absorbed, forcing the vessels to withdraw back down in to the body, or flake off of the skin, making the spots or veins practically undetectable, if not completely invisible.

IPL treatments are becoming more and more popular among both men and women, whether it be to correct ageing skin, remove unwanted hair, or to treat a specific skin condition, it’s no longer considered or targeted only towards women. IPL is for a variety of ages and both genders. So what are you waiting for? Get your confidence back, as well as your healthy, glowing skin. Check out even more details on our treatments and processes by visiting our services page.  (