Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a comprehensive, nonsurgical procedure that precisely produces a dramatic effect on the skin. Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) rejuvenates facial skin using a broad band of intense light. This popular device has the ability to treat a variety of skin disorders, like facial pigmentation, brown spots, and spider veins. Unlike a laser, treatment with IPL is much faster and the results become visible more quickly. The number of IPL therapy sessions needed varies depending on what a patient desires. The treatment time depends on the area being treated and there is little or no downtime afterwards. Treatment will take roughly 25-35 minutes, once every three weeks, with at least three to five treatments needed for the best possible results.
The IPL therapy is perfect for the individual who shows signs of photo aging. People who have rosacea, reddish discoloration, melasma, enlarge pores or fine lines tend to show the best response. The results of IPL are not immediate but take a few weeks to become obvious. The end result is a significant decrease in skin blotches and the appearance of an aesthetically pleasing youthful face.