Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Skin Rejuvenation is designed to gently combat the effects of aging and environmentally damaged skin.
This procedure does not use an actual laser, but uses different wavelengths of light that may be adjusted to accommodate each patient’s individual needs. This gentle procedure is able to treat the face, chest, neck, and hands. The procedure is popular because it requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects. In most cases, three to six treatments are necessary at 3 week intervals.
The pulse light energy:
- Stimulates the production of collagen.
- Helps to fade brown spots, sun damage, freckles and broken capillaries.
- Helps to fade Rosacea (a facial redness).
Also, Intense Pulse Light rejuvenation reverses photo aging (changes due to exposure to UVA and UVB), minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores, and evens out overall skin tone. This procedure is non-invasive; there is no damage to the epidermis (the outer layer of skin), as it is the lower levels of skin, the dermis, that are being treated. Because of this, patients experience a minimal amount of discomfort throughout the entire process.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive treatment to permanently and safely remove and reduce unwanted hair from all parts of the body. Controlled flashes of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicles. The heat damages or destroys the potential for hair re-growth. Four to six treatments are necessary, spaced 5-9 weeks apart. Some individuals may require additional treatments. Treatment is effective on all skin types. *Laser hair removal is not effective on grey, white, or blonde hairs.
What to Expect Before IPL
A cooling gel and protective eye wear are applied to be worn throughout the procedure.
What to Expect During IPL
An intense light is applied in a series of pulses over the treatment area. During the procedure, IPL gives thermal energy to deeper tissues.
What to Expect After IPL
You can get back to your day right after you leave the doctor’s office because the treatment is non-invasive. There is minimal to no downtime. There may be mild redness after the procedure.
Treatments are simple and safe. The sessions usually last 15-30 minutes. The use of a series of treatments allows for the changes to be gradual and natural.
*Procedure FDA approved.
For more information about Intense Pulse Light (IPL), or to schedule an IPL consultation, please contact Dr. Garramone’s office today at 239-482-1900.