Most men and women who want to age gracefully naturally want to reduce the fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and other blemishes on their skin. If you are one of these individuals, you have probably heard about skin resurfacing and rejuvenating procedures. What you might not realize is that you may benefit from multiple wrinkle treatments. For example, microneedling and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments can work together to smooth out wrinkles and diminish skin blemishes.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is a procedure that we often use when our patients want to reduce signs of aging, sun damage and even scarring from acne they had when they were younger. We use a special device to create many tiny micro-channels in the skin.
When this happens, the body’s natural defense system kicks in to repair the area. Part of this process is the increased production of collagen. Collagen is the number one protein the body produces that is responsible for the health of every area of the body, including the skin. When we begin to age, less and less collagen is produced. This is what primarily causes signs of aging like wrinkles. When collagen production is increased, these skin problems are decreased. The result is smoother skin with less visible blemishes.
Benefits of IPL Treatments
IPL treatments are different than laser wrinkle treatments. While lasers use only one wavelength of light, IPL devices release many different wavelengths. These can be configured by our specialist to suit each individual’s skin treatment needs.
IPL lasers are meant to penetrate into the second layer of skin called the dermis. The outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, is not impacted by the heat. This means less damage to your visible outer skin and more time for the healing and rejuvenating effects of the treatment to take effect. The extra collagen production underneath the skin transfers to all areas of the skin, including the epidermis, and the appearance of your skin is rejuvenated.
If you want more information on the efficacy of microneedling and IPL as wrinkle treatments, feel free to make an appointment with our team at VitaNovu! We can examine your skin and provide you with the best options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation! Our office is conveniently located in Boise, ID.