Intense Pulse Light or commonly known as IPL treatments deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. An IPL treatment is great for correcting uneven skin tone related to a variety of causes. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated.
Who is an ideal candidate for IPL treatment?
Candidates for IPL treatment have signs on the face such as:
- Redness of the face and neck
- Sun/Age Spots
- Face and Leg Spider veins
- Port Wine Stains
How many treatments do you need?
4-6 treatments are required, spaced out a month apart in your initial treatment series. Maintenance treatments may be required but are typically much less frequent.
Does it hurt?
Most patients say is feels like an intense rubber band snap with the laser hits the skin
What is the recovery?
You will experience redness of the skin and mild inflammation directly after the treatment. This should reside within 24-48 hours. Makeup can be applied to help cover the redness up.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment times vary from 30 minutes to 1 hour in most cases depending on the areas being treated.