Intense Pulsed Light Laser

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a form of lasering treatment that can provide facial rejuvenation. It is beneficial in terms of photorejuvenation treatment as it promotes collagen production and shrinks enlarged pores.  It also has the added benefit of treating skin pigmentation. IPL photorejuvenation is used on damaged blood vessels, to treat rosacea, and to lighten dark spots.

How is skin improved with Photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation lightens brown spots, freckles, and broken blood vessels by going through the skin, destroying red blood cells and the dark substance found in freckles and dark spots. It restores collagen by warming dermal fibroblasts.

How many IPL treatments are recommended?

Between 3 and 5 are needed every month. Your skin will probably need 5 or more if it is very red or damaged. Your skin will gradually look better after each treatment. The risks and discomfort associated with IPL are minimal.

What not to do prior to your IPL session?

Do not use self-tanning products fourteen days to a month before a session and limit your sun exposure. Discuss your current medications with Dr. Schwarcz and he will inform you if you can readily undergo this treatment.

What can be expected during a treatment?

Expect to have your eyes covered with protective eyewear and your face covered with a gel-like substance. Once Dr. Schwarcz, a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon, starts to glide the flat glass part of a hand-held laser device on your skin, minor stinging may be felt. After that, the face is cleansed and moisturizer is applied, along with a cold therapy bag if there’s a little swelling. A treatment lasts between 30 and 90 minutes.

When is IPL not used?

IPL cannot be performed on individuals during pregnancy.

Is the treatment painful?

The majority of people experience IPL treatments well. Some experience minor discomfort.

What are some visible changes following treatment?

Redness will intensify for up to 5 days after the treatment of veins. Dark spots usually darken 3 days after treatment and for up to 7 days. Scabs may appear and remain for a 10 day period.

How often should you undergo Photorejuvenation treatments?

Photorejuvenation should be performed every 6 to 12 months to foster collagen production. It may take 1 to 2 treatments every 12 months to eradicate severe redness. Good skin care can keep skin looking its best with yearly sessions.

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