How can IPL laser treatments help tighten skin and reduce wrinkles?

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As we get older, our skin naturally loses elasticity and as skin becomes more lax, it becomes much easier for lines and wrinkles to form. These are some of the most typical signs of aging, but unsurprisingly, many people are unhappy to experience them and would like to do anything possible to try and delay looking older for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are a range of treatments that can help them achieve this, including IPL laser treatments.


IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is a popular form of skin rejuvenation therapy that can help tackle the majority of skin-related concerns, including tightening lax skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

What areas of the body can IPL laser treatment be used on?

Areas of the body that can be treated with IPL laser treatment include:

  • Facial lines and wrinkles

  • Loose, sagging jowls

  • Sagging neck skin

  • Deep lines running from nose to mouth

  • General dull, lacklustre facial skin

How does IPL laser treatment work to improve skin?

IPL treatment is completely non-invasive and virtually painless since it only creates a small amount of heat. The laser uses high-intensity light energy which is focused on the skin and absorbed by it to create a therapeutic effect. The laser energy works deep within the skin to stimulate the production of collagen, which typically slows down with advancing age, and regeneration of the skin cells. Each session usually lasts less than an hour, and there is no downtime, meaning that you can get back to your usual activities right away following your treatment. IPL laser treatment is safe to be used on both the face and body.


Results from IPL laser treatment

The results of IPL laser treatment for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction aren’t immediate. It takes a number of months for new collagen to form, strengthening and tightening the skin so that it appears smoother, firmer and more youthful. Initial results are almost instant, as you may notice that your skin immediately looked brighter and fresher. These results will only continue to improve as collagen production increases and skin cells repair themselves. Optimal results can usually be seen between 8 and 12 weeks following treatment.


A huge benefit of IPL laser treatment is that the results are long lasting. In most cases, you can expect to be able to maintain the results of your treatment for between 12 and 24 months, depending on the nature of your own skin, skincare regime and how well you protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV light.  



If you are experiencing lax, loose skin and other premature signs of aging and you would like the confidence in your appearance restored, IPL laser treatment could be the recommended treatment. Contact our team at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego at 858-264-3800 to schedule your consultation to see if you are a candidate for this transformative treatment.

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