Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation
is a treatment for brown spots, redness, age spots, broken blood vessels, and rosacea. IPL devices use multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced changes on the face, including brown pigmentation, age spots, and broken blood vessels. IPL is also used to treat the facial changes of rosacea, including redness and broken blood vessels. IPL may be used for these changes on the hands, neck, and chest as well. It is safe, non-invasive and is tailored to the individual patient’s skin.
The treatment area is cleansed. A cool gel is applied to the area being treated. Dark glasses are worn to protect the patient’s eyes from the light. With the patient in a comfortable, relaxed position, the IPL handpiece is gently applied to the skin and light pulses are applied.
Treatments usually take approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on which area is being treated. When the pulses of light are applied to the skin, patients feel some stinging, similar in sensation to the snapping of a small rubber band against the skin. We have topical anesthetic available for patients prior to treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal
Like laser hair removal, IPL treats unwanted hair with quick, focused and powerful flashes of light. This technology emits light energy, which is absorbed by pigment. The heat damages the follicle to the point where it can fall out on its own. This results in interrupting the hair growth cycle, which can prevent hair from growing back for a long time.
IPL uses a variation of the light source employed by most laser treatments. The difference is that it leverages broad-spectrum visible light, not laser properties. It targets the melanin found in pigment and has other uses like eliminating spider veins by targeting blood’s hemoglobin.