IPL is short for "intense pulsed light." It is similar to laser technology, but focuses high-intensity light energy for short intervals of time.
IPL is used in dermatology:
- To eliminate hair (as a more economical alternative to laser hair removal)
- To gently remove unwanted pigmentation (sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, and birthmarks)
- As an alternative to chemical peels and microdermabrasion to even out blotchy skin tone
- For treatment of acne
- For relief of the redness of rosacea
- To remove spider veins
- For skin renewal through photorejuvenation
What does this mean to you, as a patient? Dr. M. Christine Lee and the dermatology team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute take every precaution to ensure that you have a relaxing experience. Therefore, it means that you are likely to feel only a bit of stinging during or right after an IPL treatment – similar to mild sunburn –, which dissipates quickly. There is no downtime with IPL. You are on your way and back to your normal routine quickly.
It means you'll see improvement in your skin right away, with full resolution after three to six treatments. Following Dr. Lee's home care advice and wearing sunscreen daily means your results will last up to a year!
Talk with The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to learn even more about how those three little letters can leave your skin refreshed, renewed, and clearer than you thought possible. Call today for an IPL consultation.
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