Often referred to as a laser, IPL (intense pulsed light) is actually a light-based treatment that is extremely popular and effective for treating sun damage, brown spots, age spots, facial redness, red blood vessels and improving overall skin texture and tone. An IPL Photofacial is gentle and non-invasive, offering minimal downtime and an extremely high patient satisfaction rate. It can be used to treat any site on the body, the most common areas being the face, neck, hands and arms.
Using relatively low-energy, short-pulse broadband light, imperfections such as erythema of rosacea, superficial telangiectasia, dyschromia, age spots and other discolored signs of photoaging can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced by newer, younger looking skin.
Minimal. Mild post-procedure stinging, mild redness and swelling may last 1-2 days. Brown spots will become darker and fall off within several days to one week. Hands and arms may require multiple treatments and the dark spots will take longer to fall off.
1-3 treatments. Rosacea and patients with facial redness will require multiple treatments (3-5). Once desired results are achieved, maintenance treatments are recommended 1-2 times per year.
Only skin types I – IV may have these treatments.
Skin types V and VI cannot be treated. Skin type IV’s require a test spot, and use of a skin lightening kit for 3-4 weeks prior to their first treatment to limit the potential for their skin to over-react to the light.
Photorejuvenation may not be performed on individuals with melasma.
|Treatment Type||Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Age Spots/Sun Damage|
|Skin Type||Aging Skin|
Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin condition is typically achieved in three to six treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition.