Intense pulse light (IPL)
IPL Rejuvenation sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage. IPL Rejuvenation allows Dr. Waddell to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age and sun spots, small facial veins and other skin blemishes. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin's conditions and desired results.
How do IPL treatments work?
The light energy delivered by the laser will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness ant the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
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How many treatments will I need?
From 2 to 5 treatments, at 2 to 4 week interval, will produce the desired result. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
Does IPL photo rejuvenation hurt?
The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient. Most patients describe the sensation to be like the snap of a rubber band on the skin.
What conditions can be treated with IPL photo facial rejuvenation?
- fine wrinkles
- age spots
- enlarged pores
- small facial veins
- brown spots, birth marks
- port wine stains
- red spots
- burn erythema
What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
What will recovery be like?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sun spots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Also, you will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin and use a good sun screen whenever you go outdoors.