What is an IPL Photofacial?
This therapeutic light technology helps resolve hyperpigmentation (brown spots) caused by excessive melanin production.
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
Intense Pulsed Light is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, photo rejuvenation as well as to alleviate dermatologic diseases such as acne. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, aka photofacial, is a way to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure — called photoaging. You may notice it mostly on your face, neck, hands, or chest.
What Conditions Can IPL Treatments Address?
Sun and age spots
How is IPL performed?
The technician or doctor will determine if you need a topical anesthetic on the area to be treated. After the treatment area is numb, a gel will be applied, and a glass prism will then be placed over the gel and treatment area. An intense flash of light, or pulse, is beamed through the prism to the treatment area.
Does IPL hurt?
The sensation during IPL treatment ranges from warmth to something like the sting of a rubber band snapping against your skin.
Are the IPL results permanent?
Depending on your habits (sun exposure, skin care, use of sunblock, etc.), hyperpigmentation problems may be permanently eradicated with IPL. Your skin will continue to age, but IPL treatment resets the clock, so you look younger longer. Your physician should be able to estimate how long the effects of IPL will last in your