Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
Are you tired of concealing perceived blemishes and imperfections on your skin day after day? Thanks to advancements in non-surgical cosmetic enhancement, you may no longer have to! At Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim offers an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy to improve a variety of benign skin conditions. Also referred to as Photofacial or Photorejuvenation, this non-invasive technique employs light-based energy to penetrate deep into the skin, treating targeted areas of discoloration and irregular pigmentation at their source for a more even, healthy skin tone.
IPL therapy is conducted in the comfort of our office, and treatment can be tailored to your individual skin type and concern. Additionally, little to no recovery or downtime is typically necessary, and most patients tolerate the procedure quite well. After a series of about five treatments, Photorejuvenation can help you achieve a smoother, clearer, more youthful complexion with lasting results.
For more information about Intense Pulsed Light therapy, we invite you to view the frequently asked questions provided below. If you have any additional questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our experienced physician, please contact us today.
What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated with IPL Therapy?
- Age and sun spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Unwanted hair
- Enlarged pores
- Broken capillaries / blood vessels
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatment generally takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, though this will depend on the specific skin condition as well as the number of areas you wish to address.
Does it Hurt?
Each pulse of light is similar to a slight pinch, sting, or pin prick – some patients have even compared it to the snap of a rubber band. Overall, treatment is generally tolerated well, and anesthesia is typically not necessary. Dr. Ebrahim will do everything in her control to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
Are Multiple Treatments Necessary?
For optimal results, we often recommend a series of about five treatments spaced approximately three to four weeks apart; however, this may vary based on your unique skin type and concern.
Is There Any Downtime?
Following each treatment, little to no downtime can generally be expected. In fact, most patients resume their normal daily routines shortly after leaving our office.
What about Side Effects?
Side effects from IPL therapy can include some minor redness in the treatment area. This temporary flushing appearance can often be concealed with makeup and should resolve relatively quickly. Additionally, you may notice some darkening of any brown spots that were targeted during treatment, but this too should fade over the course of a few days as your skin heals from within.
When Will Results Appear?
Results should gradually improve as darker pigmentation is lifted up and out of the skin over time. Optimal results achieved after a series of IPL treatments may last for years.
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In addition to IPL therapy, our practice offers several other non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures that can give your skin a more refreshed, healthy glow. Included among these options are laser skin resurfacing, the MicroLaser Peel™, BBL™ therapy, chemical peels, and more.