IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. It is a safe, non-invasive skin treatment that can reverse the signs of aging, especially those due to sun damage. The heat from IPL stimulates collagen while destroying excess pigment (sun spots, dark pigment, freckles, melasma), redness due to blood vessels (rosacea), fine lines and enlarged pores. IPL photorejuvenation can be used on the face, hands, chest or arms. The results of IPL photo rejuvenation are:
Treatments last about 20-30 minutes and 4-6 treatments are recommended at 3-4 week intervals for optimal results. There is no downtime with this procedure.
Cooling gel is applied to your skin. The doctor will then apply the IPL device to your treatment area. You will notice a bright flash of light and heat to your skin, which is painless and harmless to the eyes. The treatment will last about 20 minutes.
You may notice a slight swelling, redness, or darkening of brown spots which resolve within 24 hours. You can resume your normal activities immediately.