Intense pulsed light (IPL) or photorejuvenation can improve a variety of skin conditions such as aging, birthmarks, small blemishes, unsightly small veins, or other facial skin imperfections. IPL therapy can easily be customized to your skin type and condition, and patients typically can return to work immediately following the procedure. Available treatment areas include the hands, shoulders, face, neck, and chest.
The IPL device has numerous attachments that can help get rid of specific conditions. Some accessories stimulate collagen production to improve texture and provide immediate tightening, while others target spider veins or rosacea by reducing the size of inflamed blood vessels. Still, other attachments reduce oil gland production and help kill the bacteria that cause acne. These light treatments can also contribute to rid your body of unwanted hair by lessening the rate at which it grows. Photorejuvenation sessions typically last about half an hour and usually require a series of treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to deliver the best results. One can expect minimal discomfort during the procedure, akin to rubber bands being snapped on the skin, but a topical anesthetic is applied to minimize this pain.