Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a non-ablative and non-invasive skin treatment that utilizes high intensity light pulses to help minimize the appearance of skin problems like age marks, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles, unwanted hair, vascular lesions, port wine stains, rosy cheeks, and broken facial veins. ARR Medical Group proudly offers IPL therapy to our patients as a way for them to achieve their dream skin.
What is IPL Therapy Used for?
IPL therapy has been found to be safe and effective for lightening and eliminating age spots and blemishes on the face, neck, hands, chest, and other areas. It can also lighten skin redness, broken blood vessels, and rosacea. The therapy has also been found to help in the management of skin flushing and the improvement of skin texture by stimulating the formation of new collagen fibers.
How Does it Work?
IPL technology works in a similar way to how lasers function. Light energy is transmitted into targeted areas of the skin that produce color. The transmitted light is transformed into thermal energy, resulting in damage to the target area to stimulate the production of new skin tissue.
Some people mistakenly believe that IPL is a type of laser, but it is not. Instead, it is a powerful source of light that triggers skin rejuvenation and can penetrate into lower skin layers, resulting in very little skin damage. One way that IPL is different from a laser is that the procedure uses many different wavelengths of light, rather than just one. A large number of IPL systems refine the transmitted energy using filters to enhance skin penetration and avoid the use of excessive energy.
IPL is non-ablative, meaning that it only affects lower skin layers. The dermis layer of skin is affected without affecting the epidermis overhead. One key advantage to undergoing IPL therapy is that your downtime will be minimal. In fact, many patients have the procedure performed over their lunch break and can return to work or their daily lives almost immediately.
What Should I Expect During My IPL Therapy Session?
Avoid prolonged sun exposure before and after your IPL treatment. We may apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area in some cases. We will apply a cold gel to the area being treated. We then apply the IPL device to your skin, which delivers precise light pulses to the treatment area.
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