Ipixel refers to the microscopic area of the skin that is treated at one time with the erbium laser beam, which is the size of 7 pixels. The tiny perforations allow for faster healing, better collagen stimulation, and an overall better result than IPL laser treatments.
What are the skin conditions that the iPixel erbium laser treats?
This type of laser resurfacing is more aggressive. Therefore, it is able not only to tighten deeper wrinkles; it is also able to significantly smooth out acne scars, sun damage, brown age spots, and other targeted skin pigmentation concerns.
Is this procedure in the ablative or non-ablative category?
iPixel erbium treatments are ablative. This refers to the removal of skin and the necessity for downtime in order for the skin to heal and return to normal.
What type of laser is used with Ipixel therapy?
This is the first method of skin resurfacing laser that uses a roller-type applicator with a micro-optic lens. Fractional, expandable laser pulses are used. Fractional means that only 20% of the skin is lasered at a time, causing a shorter downtime than CO2 laser therapy.
How does the laser affect the skin?
Microscopic perforations the size of 7 pixels are made in the skin as the roller passes over. These perforations permeate to a depth of 20 to 50 microns deep. The depth of the heat can be controlled and is determined by the client’s skin type. The thermal heat inserted into the skin cells kickstarts new collagen growth, which continues to develop long after the laser treatment session is over.
Is this laser therapy suitable for all skin types?
iPixel erbium in its most powerful state is not suitable for darker complexions such as that of African-Americans. However, there are other excellent skin resurfacing methods that Secret Body Henderson carries.