IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial system offers comfortable and effective photofacials for the treatment of sun damage and visible veins. IPL uses short bursts of high energy light to penetrate into the skin and correct a variety of abnormalities. It has effectively been used to treat rosacea, spider veins, broken facial veins, and brown spots associated with sun damage.
- Brown spots
- Spider veins
- One of the advantages of IPL is that it does not involve surgery or destruction of the skin.
How IPL Works
IPL is similar to laser therapies in that it uses a beam of light to target pigmentation and wrinkles, and eliminate them with heat. However, instead of using just one color, or "wavelength," of light, IPL uses a range of wavelengths. This gives IPL the ability to adjust how deep in the skin the light goes and what structures it targets.
Different structures in the skin absorb different wavelengths of the light more effectively. This prevents the use of excessive energy and damage to other layers of the skin.
IPL treatments typically involve three to five visits, spaced three to six weeks apart. The procedure takes about 20 minutes. You can return to your normal routine immediately.
Side effects are typically mild and may include:
- Mild discomfort during treatments
- Skin turning pink
- Mild swelling
- Feeling a little sore immediately after the procedure
Side effects are minimal and typically fade within two weeks of the procedure.