IPL® Skin Treatments
IPL® Photorejuvenation can treat a variety of benign skin conditions. The broad spectrum of light used in IPL® Photorejuvenation treatments is absorbed by the target tissue, and is then removed by the body's natural processes, providing dramatic improvements in the appearance of age spots, sun spots, sun damage, freckles, rosacea and more.
Is IPL® Right for You?
IPL® Photorejuvenation may be the ideal treatment option if you:
- want to improve the appearance of brown pigmentation and age spots
- want a procedure that has very minimal down time
- want to improve the appearance of redness and rosacea
What Is IPL® Photorejuvenation?
IPL® Photorejuvenation is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that improves the appearance of photo-aged skin, removes age spots, most benign brown pigments and redness caused by broken capillaries. IPL® Photorejuvenation can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and high satisfaction.
How Does It Work?
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted with the IPL® hand piece through a small, smooth, transparent light guide which is gently placed over your skin. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them. The body's natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even tone and texture, and a more youthful appearance.
Where on the Body Can IPL® Photorejuvenation Be Used?
IPL® Photorejuvenation can be used to treat any area of the body. The most common areas are the face, neck, chest and hands.
What Is an IPL® Photorejuvenation Treatment Like?
At Associated Dermatologists IPL® Photorejuvenation is performed in our office by Dr. Long. First, a cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you may by given dark glasses or eye patches to protect your eyes from the bright light. The pulses of light are applied to your face, and you may feel a slight stinging. Each treatment typically takes about 20 minutes. Treatment is generally administered in a series of approximately four to six sessions, and you will see gradual improvement that yields excellent long-term results with very low risk and very minimal downtime.
Who Can Get IPL® Photorejuvenation Treatment?
Most people can safely receive an IPL® Photorejuvenation treatment. However, Dr. Long always consults with you to find out if IPL® is right for you.
Call our office today for more information and to set up a free cosmetic consult appointment.