Intense pulsed light (also known as IPL) skin rejuvenation therapy uses high-energy pulses of light to improve the skin's appearance. This nonabrasive and noninvasive treatment is a great option for removing red and brown pigment from the skin, in addition to treating issues like age spots, birthmarks, freckles, sun damage, rosacea, spider veins, and acne scarring.
How Does the IPL Procedure Work?
Before your treatment, we’ll apply a topical anesthetic gel to make sure you’re comfortable, before placing the IPL machine on the setting that best suits your skin, taking into consideration things like the condition being treated, the amount of pigment in your skin, and so forth.
The IPL handpiece is gently pressed to the skin as it pulses light, which is absorbed by your skin’s pigment and converted to heat, which dissolves the pigmented cells. After treatment, the topical anesthetic is removed with a warm cloth, and a moisturizer with sunscreen is usually applied. If there is any swelling, a cold pack is applied for five to 10 minutes.
Three to six treatment sessions are usually required, with a session typically lasting from 30 to 90 minutes each. We recommend spacing them about three weeks apart. Gradual improvement may be seen after each treatment, but optimal results tend to appear after several months.