Non-Ablative Photo Skin Rejuvenation Using Intense Pulsed Light
Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments are used to treat Rosacea, spider veins, sunspots, and sun/age damage. The results are clearer and more even toned skin.
During an IPL treatment, light is absorbed by the pigment in the damaged area. The pigment is caused either by blood vessels (red pigment) or sun damage (brown pigment). The light is then converted into heat. The heat dissolves the cells that create the pigment or it will shrink the blood vessels.
Any area can be treated, except directly around the eyes. Immediately after treatment, you should expect a sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling, or edema. This can last anywhere from one hour to 24 hours after treatment. Ice packs can be used to soothe the treated area. A minimum of two and up to six treatments will be necessary to achieve complete clearance of the damage.