Intense pulse light or IPL is a versatile advanced light based technology to treat a wide range of skin conditions. It was first introduced in 1995. It is a bright, yet highly controlled light that is absorbed by the skin. The light is customized to your particular skin condition and color to safely and effectively improve the cosmetic appearance. Depending of the condition, anywhere from one to six treatments are required. These are non-invasive treatments that allow one to resume normal activity immediately
To begin your IPL treatments, call our office at (559) 440-9025 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lopez.
IPL can effectively treat the following conditions:
- Age spots (sun induced freckles), and broken capillaries
- Superficial and deeper leg veins
- Vascular lesions
- Pigmented lesions
- Hair removal
Vascular lesions include hemangiomas, port wine stains, redness from broken capillaries, Venous malformations, poikiloderma, matting caused from sclerotherapy, spider and reticular varicose veins. Pigmented lesions include age spots, liver spots or freckles, cafC) au lait macules or brown birthmarks and some tattoos.
How is photorejuvenation performed?
A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated and goggles are used to project your eyes from the bright light. The hand piece is applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. You may feel a sting, like the snapping of the rubber band. An anesthetic cream is applied 20 minutes prior to the procedure.
Treatment is generally administered in a series of 1-5 sessions with minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction. Each treatment takes about 20 minutes.
Photorejuvenation using IPL is a non-invasive treatment that treats skin damage without the disruption of the skins surface hence, no “down time”. IPL and simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively such as broken capillaries, benign brown pigment, age spots (sun-induced freckles), mottled pigmentation and poikiloderma.