If you suffer from the appearance of sunspots or small facial vessels (telangiectasias), you may want to consider Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to deal with unsightly skin afflictions.
About Intense Pulsed Light Treatment
In this procedure, an IPL machine will emit gentle pulses of light at carefully sized wavelengths in order to target the desired area. The heat and light generated by these waves is absorbed by broken capillaries, dark pigment, and collagen. These areas then coagulate and the skin is induced to procure new collagen fibers – giving the skin a renewed, youthful appearance.
The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery exclusively use the Lumenis One, a fourth generation IPL system procured by the company which invented this technology and which is considered the gold standard for the procedure.
At your procedure, a cold gel is applied to the treatment area and you will wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The IPl is gently applied to your skin, you may feel a slight sting, similar to the snap of a rubber band. When the procedure is over you will apply topical anesthetic cream.
Why Should I Consider IPL Treatment?
With this procedure, small light pulses applied to targeted areas of the skin will encourage the growth of new, healthy skin cells to restore your skin to a smooth, youthful glow.
During your consultation, our skin care team will discuss with you which areas you would like to treat and how to achieve your desired appearance. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the doctor may recommend a series of 4 to 6 sessions. Sessions, on average, take about 20 minutes and recovery is minimal (you should be able to return to normal activity the same day)
Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light Treatment
- It can be used on the face, neck, arms, chest, back, and legs
- Heals broken capillaries
- Improves appearance of benign brown pigment
- Reduces appearance of age spots and sun-induced freckles
- Evens mottled pigmentation
- Treats poikiloderma