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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or photo-rejuvenation/photo-facial, as it is commonly called, is a similar device to laser. IPL differs in that multiple light wave lengths are targeted at once compared to lasers. This means that that one device is able to treat age spots, freckles, small to medium vascular lesion, or sun damaged skin. Additionally, IPL can help the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores and prevent darker hair from going 


How many sessions will I need?

While this is highly patient specific, depending on the degree of sun damage for example, you might only require 1 session. Unfortunately some patients may require 3 sessions. If you require multiple sessions these will be spaced apart every 3-4 weeks


What to expect during and after my IPL treatment?

During the procedure your skin will be cleaned and you’ll be required have special eye wear to protect you from the bright light emitted by the IPL. A thin layer of gel will be applied to the skin and the during the application of energy, you might feel something similar to a rubber band snap on your skin.


Post procedure you notice slight skin redness or warmth that usually lasts a few hours, similar to a mild sunburn. During the following 24-48 hours the pigmentation that was treated will be noticeable darker and will eventually be brought up to the surface of your skin, eventually flaking off over the following week. 


It is import following the procedure to avoid sun exposure and start/continue to apply broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30, daily as to prevent future damage. 


Who is a good candidate for IPL?

Patients with lighter skin tones are ideal candidate for IPL therapy. (Fitzpatrick type I-IV or pale skin to light-moderate brown skin tone) 



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