If you have age spots, sun damage, skin discoloration caused by acne, unwanted freckles or birthmarks, or broken blood vessels, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy will target damage done to the upper layer of the skin correcting and reducing red and brown skin imperfections without the risk of any damage being done to the skin in the process.
With our state-of-the art equipment and expert medical aestheticians, smooth and even out your complexion without any downtime.
How does Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) work?
When you think Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL), think photo flash. IPL releases light of scattered wavelengths and penetrates down to the second layer of your skin. When this light hits pigment cells they absorb it and convert it into heat, ultimately destroying the unwanted pigment, freckle, birthmark, acne scar, or other unwanted discolored spot.
During your treatment your provider will ask you to wear special protective eyewear. During the procedure you may feel a mild snapping sensation but there is no need to apply a local anesthetic.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately after treatment you can expect to feel as though you have a mild sunburn in the treated area, which should resolve itself within a day or two. Otherwise, there is really very little social downtime. The treated pigmented spots may appear darker after treatment (this can easily be covered up with make-up), but this will flake off on average 7-14 days following your treatment.
You may also experience some redness in the area, or redness around the pigmentation. We recommend you do not expose the affected area to the sun at least 48 hours after treatment and that you generally avoid tanning the area or tanning sprays both before and after treatment. We will not perform this treatment on you if you have a sun tan as this can cause adverse pigment events.
Will I need more than one treatment?
We recommend on average 3 treatments for optimal results. That said, everyone is different, and may need more or fewer treatments than what is recommended. At your in-person complimentary consultation your expert medical provider will be able to assess your skin and tailor an individualized treatment plan to your specific skin goals and needs.
How much does it cost?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy costs $150 per treatment or 3 treatments for $360.