Intense Pulsed Light
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment used on sun damaged skin. It is used to treat a variety of skin conditions including sun and age spots, broken capillaries, spider veins, rosacea, red acne scars, facial redness and fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is often used on the face, hands, neck and chest. Intense Pulse Light patients will need little to no downtime and, overall, are very satisfied with their results.
What exactly is Intense Pulse Light and how does it vary from laser treatments? IPL treatment works by sending several wavelengths with each pulse of light as opposed to just one wavelength sent by laser treatment. This allows several skin conditions to be treated at once with IPL, while leaving the top layer of the skin intact in order to eliminate the need for downtime.
It delivers light to the tissue, allowing the bodies natural processes to absorb the light and remove the damaged tissue from the skin. Several weeks later you will notice a healthier and more youthful appearance!
Intense Pulsed Light usually requires three to four sessions per area spaced about one month apart. Those patients who are pregnant, have present cold sores or other skin infections should avoid Intense Pulsed Light treatment.
If you struggle with sun damage, ruddiness, rosacea, fine lines, redness, brown spots, broken capillaries, skin texture issues or other skin conditions, Intense Pulsed Light treatment may be the answer to revealing your more youthful appearance. Dr. Sharon S. Meyer is an experienced doctor who can answer any of your questions about IPL or help you decide if it is the right procedure for you. Contact Uptown Dermatology today. We look forward to hearing from you!