What Is IPL? Myrtle Beach Experts Explain

So, something you’ve likely heard a lot about is intense pulsed light treatments. More often called IPL treatments. What is IPL exactly?

Well, it’s important to know that when we talk about IPL at Touch MedSpa, we’re talking about BBL Photofacials.

So, What Is IPL?

And how exactly do BBL, or IPL, treatments work? What’s up with IPL?

Well, receiving treatment from an IPL system is a lot like a laser treatment. However, a laser focuses just one single wavelength of light on your skin, while IPL releases light of many different wavelengths, like a photo flash. 

What’s the difference between BBL and IPL?

BBL uses a combination of blue, yellow, and red light filters.

The light from IPL is more scattered and less focused than a laser. IPL penetrates down to the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis), so it causes less damage to your skin.

Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which your dermal cells then convert into heat. The heat is completely tolerable to us people with lots of skin cells. But it builds up beneath the skin and destroys individual pockets of unwanted pigment. 

This is how it clears up unwanted freckles and spots, quickly treats a wide variety of concerns, and improves your skin’s overall quality.

BBL at Touch MedSpa

Now that you’ve got an answer to the question, “what is IPL?” you’re probably wondering why we mentioned BBL earlier. 

Well, that’s because the BBL Photofacial uses pulses of light energy to heat the skin’s surface gently and calls upon the body’s natural healing process for improved elastin and collagen production. This will leave you luminous and prompt long-term dermal enhancement over time!

In fact, it’s scientifically documented that BBL™ treatment can repair aged skin by using light energy. That is one of the many reasons BBL treatments are so popular for clients wanting their skin to look and feel younger!

Touch MedSpa Is an Expert In All Things IPL!

Looking your best only takes a Touch! Our extensively trained and personable staff is dedicated to maximizing the results of your BBL Photofacial. Your skin journey starts here with a free in-office consultation

We’ll discuss your concerns and goals, so we can create a one-of-a-kind plan to optimize your every visit.

Contact us today to learn more about developing your aesthetic plan and making the most of your results. 

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