Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a non-surgical treatment that improves the color and texture of your skin by using light energy to target and remove damaged or pigmented skin cells.
How long does an IPL treatment take?
Depending on the size and number of areas being treated, an IPL procedure will take approximately thirty minutes to one hour.
How many treatments will I need?
You may need a series of three to six treatments, spaced approximately one month apart. We will individually tailor a treatment plan for you, depending on your skin concerns and aesthetic goals.
What does an IPL treatment feel like?
IPL treatments are well-tolerated by most patients. You may feel a slight stinging sensation, similar to the snapping of a hot rubber band. Numbing cream may be applied prior to the procedure to make the treatment more comfortable.
How should I prepare for an IPL treatment?
For two weeks before treatment, your practitioner may instruct you to avoid:
- Tanning beds or self-tanners
- Direct sunlight
- Chemical peels or other laser treatment
- Products or creams containing vitamin A, such as retinol or Retin-A