An Intense Pulsed Light or I.P.L. is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat causes damage to the vessel or lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process. The lesion will darken before it flakes off or the body absorbs it. Treatment can be given as frequently as every 3 weeks.
For optimal results, a series of 3 to 5 treatments are recommended. Follow-up treatments may be desired one to two times year to maintain optimal results.
Treatment improves sunspots, age spots, dull complexions, uneven pigmentation; sun damaged skin and early signs of aging. Treatment also improves red flushing skin, Rosacea and broken capillaries. Enjoy smoother skin and more even tone with minimal discomfort during treatment.
Treatment may vary from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. When the pulse of light is delivered, the sensation is similar to a snap of a rubber band. After treatment, the gel is removed, the skin is cleansed, and a sunscreen is applied. For sensitive skin, a cool compress can be applied following treatment.