IPL Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial treatment, also know as Photo rejuvenation, is a non-invasive treatment that gently, safely, and effectively treats sun damage and the signs of aging. The best IPL treatments in Hampton Roads correct brown spots, sun damage, irregular skin pigmentation, as well as rosacea, wrinkles, laxity, enlarged pores, and spider veins (broken capillaries). Photo rejuvenation erases skin damage without disrupting the skin surface and simultaneously treats a wide range of facial problems to improve the texture and complexion of your skin. This is a low risk, “no downtime” treatment – you can resume all activities immediately.
What does IPL Intense Pulsed Light do?
IPL Intense Pulsed Light photo rejuvenation treatments produces smoother, even-toned, more youthful looking skin. Associates in Dermatology uses it to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Sun damage and photo aging
- Brown spots such as freckles and lentigos
- Skin discoloration, mottled pigmentation, and hyperpigmentation
- Vascular changes or red blood vessels
- Redness from rosacea and flushing
- Redness after CO2 laser resurfacing
- Melasma (download article from Journal of Drugs in Dermatology)
Treatments also minimizes red and brown spots while it evens out skin color and texture, and decreases that red flushed appearance from the skin.
What areas can be treated?
You can treat the entire face, neck, arms, hands, chest, back etc. This is a new break through in anti-aging treatments.
How many treatments are recommended?
Typically 4-6 treatments are done over a 4 month period. Treatments are spaced approximately 3 weeks apart.
How long will improvements typically last?
So far improvements seem to last for several years. Maintenance treatments are wonderful to maintain the clearer, less sun-damaged and smoother skin. Continuing use of SPF sunscreen also helps reduce sun damage.
How is the treatment performed?
A cold gel is applied to the area being treated and the smooth surface of the IPL Intense Pulsed Light hand piece is gently applied to your skin. The pulses of light may produce a slight sting or pricking. The treatment lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. A topical anesthetic cream may be used. There are generally 4-6 treatments in a series that provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and high patient satisfaction.
When can I resume my normal activities?
You can immediately resume all regular activities. By dividing the treatment into several sessions you get gradual improvements with low risk. This is a wonderful no downtime procedure.
Can this treatment be combined with others for enhanced results?
Combined no downtime procedures give the best results without invasive surgery. The following procedures combined with IPL Intense Pulsed Light produces excellent results:
BOTOX® Cosmetic – to soften and erase lines in the upper face including forehead, frown and crow’s feet
Dermal Fillers – to fill out folds & wrinkles the nasolabial & puppet lines, enhance the lips, fill out the cheeks and chin and soften the hollows under the eyes
Chemical Peels – to remove deeper brown spots