by Editorial Team
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is a great treatment that improves the appearance of the skin and reduces the signs of aging.
This treatment delivers a bright blast of light at very high energy levels through a hand-held device. New IPL machines have a cooling device that makes this treatment comfortable.
By using this light wavelengths IPL can treat skin problems like telangiectasia (broken capillaries on the skin), photo aging (changes in the skin due to sun damage, unwanted hair, acne, rosacea (redness on your face), scars and fine wrinkles.
This treatment is noninvasive and patients can return to their normal activity immediately following the treatment. Patients can present with a mild redness for a couple of days. If the patient is treated for photo aging or dark spots the areas treated will become darker after the treatment and will starts to vanish within a week. Some patients will present with peeling or shedding.
The number of treatments a person needs will vary depending on the condition you are treating, the results you want, and how your skin responds.
The best outcomes for facial skin rejuvenation are after 4 to 6 treatments with an interval of 3 to 4 weeks between each treatment.