Understanding Photorejuvenation (IPL)

Intense pulsed light laser treatments, also called photorejuvenation, make use of advanced laser technology to make your skin clearer, healthier, and more radiant. IPL photorejuvenation is a safe and effective way to treat spider veins, sun damage, age spots, and blotchy skin. It can also reduce redness, the appearance of visible capillaries, and the flushed skin that comes with rosacea.

 

How does photorejuvenation work?

Photorejuvenation is commonly used to treat skin imperfections on the face, neck, hands, and chest. During an IPL treatment, tuned light waves target hemoglobin (the red blood cells) or melanin (the pigment in dark spots), dissipating them and causing them to be re-absorbed into the body. This makes them much less visible on the surface of your skin.

As a secondary effect of IPL treatments, your body’s collagen production is stimulated, and the size of your pores may be temporarily reduced. Like other laser treatments, IPL photorejuvenation focuses on specifc, targeted cells without damaging surrounding skin cells.

What is the recommended protocol for IPL photorejuvenation?

A complete photorejuvenation treatment will generally consist of 3 to 5 treatments over about 3 to 5 months, one session per month. Most often, our clients will see some improvement immediately, but the beneficial results will continue to increase over time, and as the treatment progresses.

Sessions can take as little as 30 minutes, however, larger treatment areas will require more time. A large area may need treatments of up to 90 minutes for maximum results. Additionally, the more damage your skin has accumulated, the more sessions you’ll need.

What can you expect from an IPL photorejuvenation treatment?

Most people tolerate IPL very easily, with only a little discomfort. The first treatment is always “zingier” ‒ much like having your skin snapped with a rubber band. Each succeeding treatment will feel more comfortable, as your skin becomes clearer.

When IPL is used to treat veins, your skin may look slightly redder for up to 4 days after a session. Freckles and age spots tend to look darker following treatment, and this may last for as long as a week. It’s possible ‒ although infrequently so ‒ for crusting to occur as well.

Just after a treatment, you’ll feel like you have a mild sunburn, and your skin may become slightly red and swollen. These side effects are very temporary and will fade away within 2 to 24 hours. You won’t need any downtime for healing or recovery ‒ you may resume all your normal activities immediately. See our page on after care for detailed post-treatment instructions.

What are the benefits of IPL photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation is a safe, effective, non-surgical and non-chemical way to achieve clear, radiant skin. It provides maximum results with very little pain, no downtime, and minimal risk.

In a series of short IPL treatments, you can reduce the appearance of skin pigments, blood vessels, and rosacea while enjoying a more even skin tone and a healthy, youthful glow.

Adermani Laser and Medical Aesthetics proudly uses Palomar optimized light equipment, the most advanced laser technology available. Renew, rejuvenate, and revitalize your skin for the vibrant look you deserve ‒ call us today to schedule your free consultation.