IPL is the gold standard for Photorejuvenation. This FDA-cleared, patented technology provides dramatic results for a variety of benign conditions, including age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes — even unwanted hair.
Photorejuvenation with IPL is the most versatile of all treatment options. IPL can treat numerous skin conditions at once. It is effective on red blemishes that originate from blood vessels, as well as brown pigment blemishes in the form of freckles, age spots and other sun damage. IPL also treats the neck, chest and hands, where sun damage is often most visible.
Why are multiple treatments necessary?
Depending on the number of conditions, you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of 5 or 6 treatment sessions may be recommended. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk and it preserves the wonderful "no downtime" feature that people appreciate so much.
How is IPL Photorejuvenation performed?
You may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. An anesthetic cream may be used, it is recommended to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to apply numbing cream.