Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Rejuvenation
If your facial skin has lost its youthful glow, Intense Pulsed Light Rejuvenation can help to restore a healthy-looking and vibrant appearance. The procedure delivers broadband light through the skin, helping to decrease redness, pigmentation, lines and pore size, and improve the overall texture and tone of your skin. IPL can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands and legs.
Also known as a “photofacial,” the noninvasive treatment will not damage the surface of your skin. The light is directed to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis), while the outside layer (epidermis) is left untouched.
IPL photorejuvenation treats imperfections including birthmarks, spider veins, rosacea, fine wrinkles, sun and age spots, vascular lesions and acne and acne scarring.
Benefits of IPL:
- IPL requires no downtime or recovery time
- IPL is safe, effective and noninvasive
- IPL uses no chemicals
- IPL does not disrupt the skins surface
- IPL offers long-term results
Frequently Asked Questions
What are IPL treatments like?
The treatments are quick and easy. After your initial preparation, the hand piece is moved over your skin, emitting a light that breaks up the pigment in lesions. Patients tell us there is little or no discomfort and that they perceive the light as a gentle “snapping” sensation.
What should I expect after IPL treatment?
Pigmented lesions will darken slightly after treatment, and then fade away in about 10 to 14 days. Visible veins become gray or “blanched” looking, and the surrounding area reddens a bit and then fades away within 10 to 14 days. You may experience some temporary redness and minor swelling (similar to a sunburn) in the treated area. However, normal activities may be resumed immediately and the minor side effects usually resolve within a day. The treatment is safe and gentle.
How does IPL compare with other laser treatments?
Different lasers treat a multitude of concerns: red spots, brown spots and facial skin resurfacing. Pulsed-light systems treat lesions the same way, but remove them up to 10 times faster than lasers can.