Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) rejuvenates facial skin using a broad band of intense light. This popular device has the ability to treat a variety of skin disorders, like facial pigmentation, brown spots, and spider veins. Unlike a laser, treatment with IPL is much faster and the results become visible more quickly. The number of IPL therapy sessions needed varies depending on what a patient desires. The treatment time depends on the area being treated and there is little or no downtime afterwards. The procedure usually takes anywhere from 15 - 45 minutes and is relatively painless. A few individuals do develop some redness which can easily be concealed with facial make up.
The IPL therapy is perfect for the individual who shows signs of photo aging. People who have rosacea, reddish discoloration, melasma, enlarge pores or fine lines tend to show the best response. The results of IPL are not immediate but take a few weeks to become obvious. The end result is a significant decrease in skin blotches and the appearance of an aesthetically pleasing youthful face.
IPL can be used to treat sun damaged skin on the face, neck, chest and hands. Both men and women are candidates for this treatment. With the Lumenis M22 IPL, our doctors and PA can provide you with safe and effective treatments to accomplish the results you want. Please visit the Lumenis website at www.skinandhealth.com
We caution you to inquire about any cosmetic practitioner's credentials. Authentic Botox, for example, is only sold by the manufacturer to licensed Medical Doctors who have an "M.D." degree. Lasers and other invasive procedures should only be used under the supervision of an "M.D." as well.