Intense Pulse Light Treats redness caused by facial vessels & Hyperpigmentation
IPL removes age spots, most benign brown pigments and redness caused by broken capillaries. This is done through a process called photo-rejuvenation. IPL, also known as BBL or Broadband Light, works by emitting pulse light energy. This energy is absorbed by targets in the skin like pigmented or vascular lesions. This light energy is absorbed by either the undesired capillaries or melanin. The treated tissue from the Intense Pulse Light treatment is removed through the body’s natural healing process and results in a more even and youthful appearance. Intense Pulse Light can be used on the face and body and will result in a more even skin tone.
What Skin Conditions Does IPL Treat?
- Age Spots
- Blood Vessels
- Brown Spots
- Spider Veins
- Sun Spots
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments depends on your skin type, the location and condition of the area and your desired results. Most patients need a series of three to six treatments. We recommend spacing your treatments approximately four weeks apart.
How Long is the Downtime and Does It Hurt?
The down time is minimal for IPL. In fact, most patients return to work the same day. You will want to wait a couple of hours to reapply makeup after your treatment. Your skin may appear pink, and feel like a mild sunburn. You should always use medical grade sunscreen on the treated area. During the procedure, many patients describe the sensation of each pulse as similar to the snapping of a rubber band against your skin. It is mild and the sensation does not last after the light pulse, and is tollerated very well.