Pigmentation and Spots
What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a laser-like machine that can correct a variety of skin imperfections such as background redness, dilated blood vessels, and many brown spots. It offers a safe, noninvasive solution to these types of red and brown skin blemishes through a process called photorejuvenation. Treatment is administered typically monthly for 5 months and is best done in the fall and/or winter months.
How is Photorejuvenation performed?
A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated, and patients may be given glasses to protect the eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to the skin and pulses of light are applied. Patients may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. Depending on the area treated, each treatment session lasts approximately twenty minutes. Typically, five sessions are performed about one month apart. Also, maintenance procedures must be performed usually on an annual basis.
What Conditions can IPL treat?
- Background Redness
- Redness Associated with Rosacea
- Dilated Blood Vessels
- Brown, Splotchy Pigmentation
What Does IPL Not Treat?
IPL is not a treatment for wrinkles.
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