Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial rejuvenates
the skin and restores a youthful glow with no down-time.
IPL photofacials can treat any areas of the body.
IPL stimulates new collagen to form in the skin
thereby reducing fine lines, minimizing pore size and
acne scars, and increasing skin elasticity.
IPL also diminishes brown spots, erases broken
capillaries, smoothes roughly textured skin, and
minimizes redness of the face associated with Rosacea.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy?
IPL is one of the newer forms of facial rejuvenation.
Unlike lasers that use intense, focused light, IPL uses
intense broadband light. Although IPL delivers energy to
both the superficial (epidermis) and deep (dermis)
layers of the skin, the epidermis is spared from damage.
Thus, there is virtually no recovery time. In the
studies that have been performed so far, IPL can smooth
the skin, remove age spots, freckles, melasma, and even
visible blood vessels. IPL can also tighten skin and
improve fine lines.
What is the IPL procedure like?
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied and
you will be given protective eyewear. During treatment,
a physician or trained staff member applies the surface
of the IPL hand piece to the skin. Light is delivered to
the skin surface in pulses. Most patients say the pain
is highly tolerable.
How long does the IPL procedure take?
Each session usually lasts about 30 minutes, and you
should be able to return to normal activities
What will my face feel like after IPL treatment?
IPL therapy brings about gradual changes over the
course of the treatments. After a full course, you may
notice improved texture of skin, decreased redness, more
even color, and youthful skin tone.
How long before I can return to normal activities?
You should be able to return to normal activities
immediately. You may experience mild redness, but it
usually disappears within a few hours.
How many IPL treatments will I need?
On average, four to six IPL treatments are
recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals. However,
each person is unique and you and your doctor will
decide on a plan that is best for you.
How long will the results last?
With good use of sun protection, results from a
series of treatments can last up to a year. In regards
to brown spots, results should remain permanently.
However, new ones may form with aging, hormones, and sun
damage. Be sure to protect your skin daily from the sun
What are the risks of IPL?
IPL therapy is safer than laser therapy because IPL
does not damage the epidermis. There may be some mild
pain during the procedure but no recovery time. The
risks and benefits of IPL therapy can to be discussed
further in detail with your doctor.
Please call for a complimentary consultation.
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