IPL photorejuvenation improves the appearance of photo-aged skin, removes age spots, most benign brown pigments(sun induced freckles) and redness. Roseacea patients also benefit, however it’s not a cure. The treatment is non-ablative with little downtime and has little risk of side effects.
Benefits & Advantages
- Can be used on any part of the body
- Provides even skin tone and a more youthful appearance
- Stimulates collagen production
- Helps remove sun-induced age-spots and broken capillaries
How Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Works
The IPL is a broad spectrum of light which is transmitted through transparent hand piece. Cut-off filters in the hand piece change the wavelength allowing it to be optimized for different skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions. The body’s natural processes remove the injured tissue providing a more youthful appearance. About four to six treatments are done at about three week intervals.
You will be provided with protective eyewear. Cold gel is applied to the area being treated. A quick snapping and a warm to hot feeling occurs during treatment. Treatment usually last about 20-40 minutes on the face.
Some patients may experience stripping, bruising, redness or swelling afterward. Avoid sun exposure before and after treatment.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects are possible. Some patients may find treatment uncomfortable. Bruising can occur, prolonged hypopigmentation(stripping), blistering can occur, or a sensation of a minor sunburn (swelling and redness)–may last 3-7days..