Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Boston
Did you spend just a little too much time in the sun when you were young? Have you failed to be religious about using sunscreen every day to protect your skin? Does it seem that every time you look in the mirror, a new brown spot appears or that the tone of your skin is starting to look uneven with red spots, show hyperpigmentation or new freckles? While some skin lotions help, it might be time to consider a photofacial with an Intense Pulse Light treatment. Intense Pulse Light treatment helps tighten the skin and gives it a fresher and rejuvenated look.
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
IPL is a professional treatment that reduce or correct the signs of aging and sun damage whether on the face, hands, neck or chest. An IPL treatment will help to improve skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen production. Through this process, IPL can also reduce brown spots due to age or sun damage as well as fade freckles and help reduce adult acne. As IPL can reduce the facial veins and capillaries that often become visible in the nose and cheeks, it helps clear redness such as rosacea. Texture is also improved through minimizing the size of pores.
How is IPL Performed?
Each specific target area is identified by our provider – brown spot, rosacea, hyperpigmentation. A gel is smoothed over the skin. A handpiece is then used to emit pulses of high intensity light directly on the target area. A small template may be used to focus the light to the specific size and dimensions of each treatment area.
What Should I Expect?
As IPL treatments are gentle and non-ablative, you should not expect any down time and may return immediately to work. Some of the treated brown spots may appear darker for a few days until they fade away as a result of the treatment. To fully regain the youthful tone and texture of your skin, you may require more than one IPL treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Before & After
Arranging a Consultation
The most important step in preparing for an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is deciding on the right doctor to perform it. Dr. Onir is a highly qualified and experienced medical professional who will be happy to tell you more about IPL and its benefits. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
Procedure:Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
I trust Kayla Allard, Laser Tech & Medical Esthetician, with all my skin care concerns! I had a facial and a couple of IPL sessions and she made me feel so at ease. Skin is an investment and I’m confident that I’m going to see very positive results. I’ve received so many compliments on my skin and I’m almost 40 but everyone thinks I’m still in my 20s!
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