IPL, also known as intense-pulsed light is a skin rejuvenation treatment that selectively removes dark lesions and age spots with precise pulses of light.
People with different forms of skin discoloration can often benefit from treatment with IPL. Those with fair skin are the best candidates. IPL is typically used to treat the following skin conditions:
- Uneven skin tone
- Port wine stains
- Broken capillaries
- Vascular birthmarks
- Red or brown pigmentation/discoloration
How IPL Works
The IPL photofacial treatment selectively damages underlying blood vessels and melanin, prompting your body’s healing response to gradually remove discoloration. Clearance of the pigment and vessels provides clearer and more attractive skin.
IPL Treatment takes requires 45 minutes. Pulses of light are applied in a uniform pattern on your skin. We often recommend a series of IPL treatments for best results.
What to Expect After Your IPL Treatment
You should be able to return to your normal routine right away. You might exhibit some mild redness, but makeup can help conceal it. There are side effects that are possible with IPL but with proper energy settings, the risk for these side effects is minimal. Hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, swelling and blistering have been documented after studies of IPL treatment.