What is IPL™?
Intense Pulsed Light is a broad spectrum light that evens out the skin color and treats vascular or pigmented imperfections.
What types of things can be treated?
Broken capillaries, sun damage, hyper/hypopigmentation and Rosacea.
Is there any pre-treatment necessary?
For darker skin types, pre-treatment with a skin lightening agent might be necessary for 1-2 weeks to decrease the melanin production.
Is there any post-treatment necessary?
A good sun block is required daily while in treatment and for 6 weeks after treatment.
Does it hurt?
There may be some discomfort. No anesthetic is necessary. Most patients rate it at a 5 on a scale of 10. Taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen prior to the treatment may be helpful.
How will I look and feel after the treatment?
You won’t look much different immediately after the procedure, but over the next 24 hours your skin will probably become somewhat pink and a bit swollen, similar to sunburn. The skin may also feel sensitive: these side effects are normal and expected and will subside after about 48 hours. Most guests are delighted with the outcome, even after just one treatment. Typically, skin is younger and healthier looking.