IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photo Rejuvenation (Photo = Light; Rejuvenation = to make young again!) is a non-surgical cosmetic skin treatment that uses laser light energy to reverse the signs of aging or to correct skin irregularities.
As many as a million Americans receive IPL Photo Facials annually to treat such skin effects as:
brown age spots or blotches
freckles and sun damage
broken blood vessels or spider veins
Rosacea (roh-ZAY-sha) or red-faced, acne-like skin
The epidermis or outer most layers of the skin remains untouched. Rather the energy-filled laser beams are channeled to the deeper skin layers or dermis. This promotes the growth of new skin cells – that will yield newer and younger skin — as the unwanted pigmentation is removed.
Little or no pain.
No post-treatment downtime. You can resume your regular daily routine as soon as the treatment is finished.
Long term results varying slightly in the technique and technology used which may be supplemented with other treatmens.
Even patients with less aged-effected skin use IPL treatments as a preventative cosmetic solution to sustain and even skin tone and expose a more radiant complexion by the turnover of new skin cells.
For best results, SkinHealth Centers in Boston and Wellesley recommends at least three IPL treatments, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart as needed. Each treatment lasts about 30 to 45 minutes.