What Is IPL Therapy?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-surgical procedure to restore a more youthful tone and texture to skin on the face, neck, hands, chest, and body. This process, also known as photorejuvenation or photofacial, applies high-intensity pulsating light energy to treat uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, blotchy pigmentation, acne scars, and more. IPL therapy can also help remove acne-causing bacteria for clearer, improved skin.
The IPL-certified registered nurses at the Herte Center for Cosmetic Surgery utilize the innovative Lumenis® M22™ as the preferred aesthetic solution for IPL treatments. This multi-application laser platform is designed for precise control of the pulse shape for treating more than 30 skin conditions and concerns.
What Are the Benefits of IPL Therapy?
IPL offers a customizable procedure to help improve skin and signs of aging while providing patients:
- Quick and minimally invasive treatment
- Little to no downtime in most cases
- Gentle, more comfortable technique
- Less risk of damage to surrounding tissues
- Visible results after one to two weeks
During an initial consultation, one of our experienced, professional team members will discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals. This will help determine if you meet the qualifications for an IPL treatment or if you would be better suited for an alternative skin-improving treatment, like, ResurFX®, microneedling or DiamondGlow® dermabrasion.
What Can I Expect After IPL Therapy?
To ensure the best outcome, please follow all post-procedure instructions to nourish and care for your skin, especially proper protection with sunscreen. As the body processes the effects of IPL, the skin naturally clears any lesion debris and reveals a healthier, youthful appearance usually after about one to two weeks. Depending on the type of skin condition or concern you wish to treat, a series of three to five treatments or occasional “touch-up” sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results.