Non-ablative or non-invasive photorejuvenation by intense pulsed light (IPL) is a procedure that can improve the appearance of skin that has been affected by sun damage and aging. Specifically, blotchy skin and fine lines can be reduced with a series of IPL treatments. While the results are not immediately apparent, each treatment builds upon the last and there is minimal downtime or wound care postoperatively.
No home preparation is needed for IPL Rejuvenation treatment. Immediately before your procedure, we will cleanse your skin and review your treatment plan as well as any recommendations for skin care. We offer topical numbing cream for 30 minutes prior to treatment to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Your eyes will be well protected during the entire procedure and, as there only topical anesthesia needed, you will be fully alert and able to converse during the delivery of the IPL Photorejuvenation treatment. A cooling gel will be applied to the skin’s surface. You will experience a mild snapping sensation as each area is treated, followed by a slight feeling of warmth or tingling that will subside shortly after discharge from the office.
After your treated skin is cleansed, we will apply an appropriate moisturizer with sunscreen and review your post-treatment directions. You may apply makeup if desired and return to normal activities that same day. Areas treated will be red, swollen and brown sunspots will turn darker. The sunspots will peel off in approximately 5-7 days. Please do not help the peeling process (no picking) but only wash skin gently during this time. If a second treatment is needed it can be done as soon as 3-4 weeks.