Intense Pulse Light Photorejuvenation (IPL)
IPL treatment is for brown spots, redness, age spots, broken blood vessels, and rosacea.
IPL is a non-invasive process that uses intense, broadband pulses of light to target skin discoloration without causing damage to surrounding skin. This broad-spectrum light heats and destroys brown spots, melasma, broken capillaries, and sun spots to visibly reduce the signs of aging.
With IPL treatments, you can easily clear many undesirable skin imperfections on your face and body. By targeting sun damage, brown spots and wrinkles this technology provides you with clear results and beautiful looking skin.
Understanding IPL Treatment
IPL treatment, also known as Intense Pulsed Light photorejuvenation, is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to address various skin discolorations and signs of aging. This innovative technology utilizes high-intensity light energy to target specific areas of concern, effectively improving the overall appearance of your skin.
How IPL Works: Targeting Skin Imperfections
During an IPL session, our experienced dermatologists will use a handheld device that emits broad-spectrum light pulses onto the targeted areas of your skin. The light energy is absorbed by melanin (pigment) in the skin, causing it to break down and fade away over time. Additionally, IPL also targets hemoglobin (red blood cells), which helps treat broken blood vessels and reduce redness.
As the treatment progresses, the damaged cells and pigmentation rise to the skin’s surface and naturally slough off, revealing a more even-toned and rejuvenated complexion. IPL stimulates collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in smoother and firmer skin.
Most patients describe the sensation during IPL treatment as a mild stinging or snapping feeling. However, topical numbing cream can be applied before the procedure to minimize any discomfort.
The duration of an IPL session depends on the size of the treated area. Generally, it can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
Immediately after the treatment, you may experience some mild redness and slight swelling, which usually subside within a few hours. It is important to protect your skin from sun exposure and follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your dermatologist.
The number of sessions required varies depending on the specific skin condition and individual response. On average, a series of 3 to 6 treatments, spaced several weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.
IPL is effective for most skin types, but it is important to consult with our dermatologist to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.