Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a comprehensive, non-surgical procedure that precisely produces a dramatic effect on the skin. Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) rejuvenates facial skin using a broadband of intense light. This popular device has the ability to treat a variety of skin disorders, like facial pigmentation, brown spots, and spider veins. Unlike a laser, treatment with IPL is much faster and the results become visible more quickly. The number of IPL therapy sessions needed varies depending on what a patient desires. The treatment time depends on the area being treated and there is little or no downtime afterward. Treatment will take roughly 25-35 minutes, once every three weeks, with at least three to five treatments needed for the best possible results.
The IPL therapy is perfect for the individual who shows signs of photoaging. People who have rosacea, reddish discoloration, melasma, enlarged pores, or fine lines tend to show the best response. The results of IPL are not immediate but take a few weeks to become obvious. The end result is a significant decrease in skin blotches and the appearance of an aesthetically pleasing youthful face.
Wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, and sun damage can take their toll on your skin, making you look older than your years. To combat these changes, many people choose laser skin resurfacing.
Erbium laser resurfacing differs from carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing—it’s gentler and has a faster healing time. The precision of the laser allows the doctor to have complete control and to treat each area as deeply as needed. The energy emitted from the laser is absorbed by the water in the selected tissue. Once the water is absorbed, the tissue is vaporized, causing a controlled injury. The body’s natural healing mechanism kicks in and stimulates collagen production and cell turnover. New skin cells produce skin with improved tone, texture, and appearance.