IPL Photo Rejuvenation is a procedure that uses intense pulses of light to penetrate deep into the skin. This causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, which reduces redness and age lines.
People with white, untanned skin are usually the best candidates, but those with blotchy, sun-damaged or discolored skin, or someone who has large pores, freckles or wrinkles, are also good candidates. Individuals with dark or tanned skin sometimes experience complications following IPL photofacial treatments, so you should discuss potential problems with your doctor to see if this is the best option for you.
You’ll wear protective eyewear, and a gel will be applied on the treatment area to keep it cool during treatment. Your doctor uses a handheld device to deliver pulses of bright light to the area being treated. You will feel a warm sensation throughout the treatment.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation has a relatively easy recovery, which means you can return to your daily routine immediately. Potential side effects usually disappear quickly and include bruising, blistering, scabbing and changes in the skin’s pigmentation.
Normally it requires multiple treatments, spaced a few weeks apart, to receive optimal results, but the results can last for several years. Your doctor at U.S. Dermatology Partners can provide more information on how this treatment could benefit you.
*Results may vary by individual