Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense pulsed light (IPL) photorejuvenation is a new non-invasive process that reduces freckles, age and sun spots, small facial veins, enlarged pores and irregular pigmentation without damaging the outer layers of the dermis. There is virtually no recovery time – you can even apply makeup and return to work the same day of treatment.
How Intense Pulsed Light Works:
An intense light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormal pigmentation and broken blood vessels. The heat causes damage to the targeted area and the body begins its healing process as it releases the pigment. The area will darken before it flakes off or the body reabsorbs it.
When the pulse of light is delivered, the sensation is similar to a snap of a rubber band. Anesthesia is not required.
Expect to see a gradual decrease in hyperpigmentation that is the result of sun damaged skin and a decrease in broken blood vessels. The results will be a smoother, more vibrant appearance. The usual treatment time is five procedures, four weeks apart.