What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is ideally suited for people in Philadelphia who may not be able to accept the downtime involved in dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing. It is non-invasive and treats a variety of skin conditions with little or no disruption to the skin’s surface, virtually a no “down-time” procedure.
IPL incorporates broad-spectrum light that further filters out unwanted wavelengths as a way to treat a wide variety of skin conditions and abnormalities.
IPL uses gentle light to restore skin to a more youthful state. Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and aging, red blotchiness from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections), and rough skin texture will improve over a treatment series.
Treatment is very safe for the skin. There are many advances in the technology that make it unparalleled for skin safety, without compromising effectiveness for treatment. There are no long term health hazards from light used in IPL. IPL has been used for decades in medicine, surgery and aesthetics without adversity.
Each IPL treatment will result in gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented and vascular imperfections. Textural improvements are usually appreciated towards the end of the recommended series of 3 to 6 treatments.
Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The improvement in pigmented and vascular irregularities can often be appreciated by the time you return for your next treatment about a month later. Brown spots temporarily go darker before they lighten.
Anyone who wants to improve the signs of sun damage and aging in the skin, such as pigmented and vascular irregularities, uneven or rough skin texture. Skin treatment can be done on face, neck, chest, hands and arms. Discuss your candidacy for this treatment with your aesthetician.
Treatments are repeated every month for a total of 3 to 5 treatments. Maintenance is recommended every 4 to 6 months.
Treatment sessions are typically 3-4 weeks apart.
Each treatment session typically takes up to an hour.