Intense Pulsed Light is an extremely popular procedure which utilizes highly selective light energy to target brown spots and red areas. It can be used to treat pigmentation, sun-damaged skin, brown spots, age spots, broken blood vessels, facial redness, and rosacea. IPL also brightens and evens the overall skin tone, allowing our female patients to wear less makeup (although this treatment is just as popular with men!).
This procedure has minimal to no downtime, and can be used to treat brown or red spots anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, and back of the hands. For brown spots or sun damaged skin, you will notice significant improvement after your very first session, and likely 1-2 sessions is all that is needed. For vessels around the nose, after one session, you will see instant disappearance of these vessels! For flushing, redness, or rosacea, it may take 3-5 treatments for significant improvement.
We usually recommend maintenance treatments every 1-2 years along with regular, daily use of sunscreen.
For more information, please consult our Pre and Post Intense Pulsed Light handout.