Intense Pulsed Light™ Therapy (IPL)

IPL is a non-invasive treatment that employs high intensity pulses of light to improve the appearance of a number of skin problems including but not limited to hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and fine lines.

How it works

The smooth, flat glass handpiece is a precision light generator that emits pulses of intensely bright white light against the skin. The machine generates multiple wavelengths of light in pulses designed to dissipate brown hyperpigmentation, break up small blood vessels that lie just beneath the surface, and encourage the production of collagen within the cells while ensuring tissue at the surface remains unaffected.

What to expect

Before the procedure, the practitioner will apply a thin layer of clear gel to the areas to be treated. The gel is cool and soothing and assists in the efficacy of the treatment. The practitioner moves the hand piece slowly over the treatment site on the skin. The light is administered in short pulses and you may experience a warm or hot sensation when the laser is fired. The treatment lasts 20-60 minutes, depending on the treatment areas. An IPL procedure requires no downtime so patients need not interrupt their daily routine. An increase in noticeable results will occur with more treatments. Although some patients experience their desired results in 1-2 sessions, most patients require a series of 5 treatments.

IPL treatment benefits

  • A gradual evening out of skin tone
  • A gradual decrease in hyperpigmentation or redness
  • Improvement in the appearance of pore size and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines

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