Intense Pulse Laser (IPL) Treatment
WHAT IS INTENSE PULSE LASER (IPL)?
In addition to beating Doctor Death and Darth Vader, Lasers can now help you beat the signs of aging and reverse the years of damage caused by the ultraviolet light created by the sun. (IPL) Intense Pulsed Laser is a laser technology is used to perform photo facials by the medical and cosmetic community. (IPL) Intense Pulse Laser is used to treat the changes in skin pigmentation, acne, reduce the appearance of freckles, reduce the appearance of scars, reverse sun damage, and other impurities. (IPL) Intense Pulse Laser may also boot collagen and elastin production.
BEFORE RECEIVING TREATMENT
In order for the (IPL) Intense Pulse Laser machine to accurately detect specific blemishes that need to be addressed, patients should be tan free. Patients should also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen anticoagulants, alcohol, and anything else that thins the blood. Additionally, be sure to notify your doctor if you’re taking antibiotics or any supplements. Patients should also stop using any form of Vitamin A acid for at least 60 days, including retinoic acid, glycolic acid, tretinoin (Retin-A) and alpha-hydroxy acids
THE INTENSE PULE LASER (IPL) PROCEDURE
(IPL) Intense Pulse Laser is a pulsed light therapy involving a handheld device that releases pulses of broad spectrum light through direct contact with the patient’s skin. When specifically filtered, it enables the medical professional to penetrate the skin just below the surface of the epidermis, removing the damaged tissue and stimulating the blood flow and causing the melanin to be absorbed more efficiently.
Downtime is minimal and, in some cases, it can also help with fine lines by lifting and tightening of the skin. Results are achieved typically between 3 to 6 treatments of the surface area, allowing 3 to 4 weeks between each treatment. (IPL) Intense Pulse Laser treatments are relatively simple but still should be performed by a medical professional in order to achieve the best results and minimize any potential risks.