Photorejuvenation (IPL Treatment)

What is Intense Pulsed Light?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is a treatment that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of aging, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins, and other blemishes. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing desirable cosmetic results. This new procedure is called Photorejuvenation.

How is the Photorejuvenation Procedure performed?

An anesthetic cream is usually used prior to the procedure. A cold gel is usually applied to the treatment area. The smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. Treatment is generally administered in a series of procedures that provides long-term results. Each treatment takes about twenty minutes.

Why are Multiple Treatments necessary?

Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of five to eight treatment sessions may be recommended. You can return to work on the same day and resume your regular activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with low risk - and, it preserves the “no downtime” feature that patients appreciate.

What conditions can Photorejuvenation treat?

  • Age spots and imperfections from sun damage

  • Enlarged pores, dull complexions

  • Benign Vascular Lesions: Broken Veins and Capillaries

  • Acne

  • Rosacea

IPL technology improves both the superficial and deeper skin layers and rejuvenates the skin while at the same time delivering thermal energy to deep tissue. After a series of treatments, you can see a reduction of unwanted pigmentation and the appearance of smoother, revitalized skin. The same treatment can be used effectively on the neck, the chest, and the hands.