IPL photorejuvenation uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to help decrease the appearance of brown spots, broken capillaries, melisma and sunspots to achieve a clear complexion. It’s also used to treat wrinkles and age spots as well as reduce pore size. IPL photorejuvenation has become popular because there are few side effects and little recovery time.
How It Works
Bright and intense light is used on various parts of the skin. The patient wears an eye mask for protection while the doctor uses an IPL device that has an apparatus with a laser or glass surface. The apparatus presses into the problematic areas of the skin and emits light to heat up collagen underneath the skin. The body produces more collagen so that acne scars, lines and wrinkles are filled in and skin flushing and discoloration are lessened.
Before the Procedure
Patients can prepare for IPL photorejuvenation by consistently using sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, wear moisturizer and avoid too much sun exposure. They should also stop smoking around six weeks before having surgery to heal better and to avoid aspirin and herbal medications because they cause increased bleeding. Being hydrated is critical before surgery to aid in recovery.
There are many reasons to consider IPL photorejuvenation. Call Calais Dermatology Associates at 225-766-5151 to learn more about this treatment for clear complexion.