IPL Photo-Rejuvenation

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is often used to treat skin conditions. Unlike a laser, this form of light treatment uses light of several different wavelengths (colors) to affect the skin in different ways. Different filters can be used to only use the wavelengths (color) needed to treat a certain condition. The light heats up different structures in the skin (i.e. blood in the blood vessels, pigment in the skin, or pigment in hair) to have a desired effect.

Here are several conditions that can be treated using IPL:

  • Redness and/or telangiectasia on the face or trunk
  • Age spots (anywhere on the face or body)
  • Unwanted hair (except gray/white hair)
  • Facial rejuvenation (evening out pigment and/or reducing redness)
  • Reducing the Appearance of Sun damage (mottled pigmentation and/or redness) on the neck and/or chest

This treatment has become extremely popular and costs are coming down.  Most commonly, facial rejuvenation is desired and IPL photo-rejuvenatation reduced redness and/or brown spots on the face.

Usually several treatment sessions are needed (average of 3, but up to 6), which can take seconds to over thirty (30) minutes. There is usually some discomfort during treatment, which feels like a very warm instant heat under the skin. Brown spots usually darken a few days after treatment and then flake off within 2 weeks. Each treatment is 3 weeks apart, although can be longer if desired.

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Our office uses the ICON system, which is the most advanced system available and retails for well over $100,000.

This procedure is simple and the satisfaction rates are extremely high. Please call our office to find out how IPL photo-rejuvenation can help you look more youthful.

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