What is IPL?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and refers to a laser treatment that can heal damaged skin. Basically, light is absorbed into the skin to help with sun spots, age spots, dark spots and other skin concerns. In more technical terms, IPL is light at different wavelengths that targets certain skin cells. The targets are melanin, responsible for color or pigment production, and hemoglobin, responsible for blood vessel appearance.
How Does IPL Work?
When light hits the skin, melanin and hemoglobin absorb it. When melanin absorbs the light, dark spots can lighten. As for your red blood cells, light damages the blood vessels and your body reabsorbs the ultra-visible blood vessels, making them less visible.
What Does IPL Treat?
IPL can improve several problems with your skin’s appearance. IPL may reduce the appearance of freckles, dark spots or birth marks, as well as rosacea and visible capillaries. IPL can treat many persistent pigment abnormalities.*
What To Expect During Treatment
During your treatment, you will wear special glasses to shield your eyes. Then, your provider will administer a cool gel. This will provide a layer of comfort during the procedure. While the laser penetrates your skin, you may feel a slight discomfort as your skin absorbs the light. What you feel is the treatment engaging your skin.
In order to maintain your results over the long term, we will recommend certain skin care practices. We recommend, for instance, you wear sunscreen, avoid excess sunlight and prevent future damage. Depending on your skin’s condition, you may require multiple treatments. Each treatment gets you closer to a more even skin tone and texture.
Book Your Appointment
Committed to fighting skin damage? Stop by Skin Refine Medspa in Sunnyvale, CA. We have effective skin care solutions for even the most persistent, seemingly irreversible damage. IPL is versatile and dependable–get your IPL photorejuvenation today.
Skin Refine Medspa is located in Sunnyvale which is 35 miles south of San Francisco in the South Bay. We are centrally located in the heart of Silicon Valley and we are surrounded by Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Santa Clara, San Jose, Los Altos, Woodside, Redwood City , Menlo Park, Saratoga, and Los Gatos.
*Individual results may vary beyond what is pictured and stated. We cannot guarantee results.