Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Beautiful Skin with Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Begin with your Skin Medspa can rejuvenate your skin and reduce the signs of sun damage with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy Photo Facial. This exciting technology uses a broad spectrum of light to target broken capillaries, redness, rosacea, sun spots, age spots, and fine wrinkles.
Treatments are especially effective for blotchy pigmentation on the face, neck, chest and hands. You can have healthier-looking skin with no downtime, no pain and no invasive procedures. In fact, you can resume normal activities immediately! This procedure can easily be combined with BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers.
The Benefits of IPL Photo facial include:
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas can be treated?
Virtually any part of your body with sun and age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Both discrete spots and skin densely cove red with freckles respond well to treatment.
What does the treatment do?
The visible light delivered is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. It's the heating of the pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
Is it true that I'll need to arrive an hour early to apply a numbing cream?
No. Unlike other systems, the Pulsed Light treatment requires no anesthetic creams or gels before treatment. Gel is messy, time consuming, and uncomfortable. Pulsed Light Treatments are the next generation in skin spot treatments. No gel!
What do treatments feel like ?
When the hand piece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation. How long will the treatment take ?
The actual treatment will only take a few minutes. And, since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit into your lunch hour.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.
How safe are these treatments?
Very! Pulsed Light Treatment has been FDA cleared. It has been rigorously tested in clinical studies. The pulsed light hand pieces were designed to treat only pigment, not the surrounding skin or tissue.
What happens after the treatment? Are there any side effects?
Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Will the spots reappear over time?
No. New spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.
Can all of my spots be treated this way?
Spots formed by sun exposure can effectively be treated with the Pulsed Light procedure. There are, however, other types of pigmented lesions, such as birthmarks and moles. Consult with your medical professional to identify the spots most likely to respond well to Pulsed Light Skin Therapy.