Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) creates more even toned, brighter, smoother, and younger looking skin. IPL technology can treat a variety of benign facial imperfections such as sunspots, hyperpigmentation, blood vessels, redness, rosacea, fine lines, and aging skin simultaneously.
How it works
IPL delivers a pulse of light energy that gently heats up the upper layers of the skin. This energy targets the red and brown colors of the skin eliminating many of the vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will also stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen that provides a firmer, smoother appearance to the skin.
What to expect
You may need 3-5 treatments every 4 weeks to produce the best results (individual results may vary). Treatment regime is dependent on desired results and current indications. During the procedure, your eyes will be protected with safety shields. A cold gel is applied to the skin. As the light is passed over the skin you may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the targeted areas absorb the light. As IPL does target pigment you should refrain from having this treatment done if you have tanned skin or have recently used a self-tanner. You should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher for 2-3 weeks following your treatment.
IPL might be right for you if you want
- To improve the appearance of redness and rosacea
- To improve the appearance of brown pigmentation and age spots
- A procedure that has minimal downtime
- Improves rosacea and mottled pigmentation
- Reduces sun spots, age spots, freckles and sun damage
- Stimulates collagen formation
- Minimizes small red vessels