Photorejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL®) is a quick, safe, non-ablative, non-surgical procedure known as Photorejuvenation. It creates dramatic changes for people desiring evenness of color in their complexion, or those wanting to reverse the signs of sun damage or aging. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL®) is a breakthrough technology that can correct a variety of skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, signs of sun damage, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins, and other blemishes. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to each individual’s condition and skin type, thereby providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction. This process is called photorejuvenation.
A series of Complexion Blending treatments can improve the superficial as well as the deeper layers of your skin. Multiple problems are corrected in each treatment session.
Specific conditions that IPL® can improve include:
- Fine lines
- Photo damage and skin aging
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun/age spots, freckles
- Mild acne scars
- Unwanted hair
- Small veins and broken capillaries
- Enlarged pores
- Redness and Rosacea
- Stretch Marks
How is Photorejuvenation Performed?
A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and your eyes will be protected from the bright light by small goggles. The smooth glass surface of the IPL® hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. Discomfort is minimal and sometimes non- existent. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. An anesthetic cream may be used, but is seldom required. Various wavelengths of light are selected based on the condition being treated. This targets individual problems more accurately which produces better resolution with minimal to no side effects. For some conditions only a single treatment is necessary. For others, treatments are generally administered in a series of 3 to 6 sessions that provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and a high degree of satisfaction. Each treatment takes about twenty minutes.
You can return to work the same day and resume all of your regular activities (except sun exposure in some instances). By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk and, it preserves the wonderful “no down time” feature that patients appreciate so much.