Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology uses high-energy pulses of light to provide long-lasting results. IPL skin resurfacing, collagen stimulation, vein therapy and photoepilation improve skin texture and appearance of the body without damaging nearby tissue. Veins or pigmented regions on the skin surface selectively absorb the pulses of light, shrinking or fading after treatment; collagen tightens, smoothing the skin. Patients can return to work and all regular activities immediately after the procedure. Skin appearance should improve soon after treatment. Several treatments may be desired for optimal results.
After treatment, patients may experience redness and peeling for several days as the skin heals. You can return to work and other normal activities during this time, and can apply makeup to camouflage any unwanted side effects. The duration of these side effects can vary depending on the type of treatment performed and the patient’s individual skin.
The results from our IPL procedures vary depending on the type of treatment performed. Most patients will require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve their desired results. Some will notice significant results after just one treatment. Your doctor will decide how many treatments are right for you, and if additional touch-up treatments are needed at a later date.