Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacials affect the DNA of a skin cell by sending Intense Pulsed Light into the skin, below the epidermis. Stanford Medical University conducted a study that concluded IPL can actually reverse the signs of aging at the cellular level. 

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the best treatment to remove brown sunspots, redness, and seal blood vessels. Palomar’s unique IPL technology treats in a number of different wavelengths that penetrate the underlying dermis to stimulate collagen production and decrease fine lines as well.

Before And After

Compare these before and after photos for a better idea of what IPL can do for you.

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How does it work?

IPL Photofacial is Intense Pulsed Light that is emitted at multiple wavelengths, effectively targeting pigment producing cells below the surface of the skin. The light is converted to heat which eliminates the hyperactive melanin produced by cells in the layers of your skin. Spots are pulled to the surface and after some time, they will flake off and reveal beautiful, radiant skin!

Is it painful?

IPL could be considered uncomfortable by some patients but it is not typically regarded as painful. Patients describe the feeling as if a rubber band was snapped on their skin. The light emitted is also very bright, which could be an issue for patients who are light sensitive.

How long will it last?

IPL photo facial results continuously improve with time. The best results are typically seen three months after the most recent treatment. Maintenance and skin car are essential to long lasting results – make sure you avoid the sun! Overexposing yourself to the sun with bring back old spots, freckles and the the brilliance revealed by the treatment will fade. Proper exfoliation should be performed on a regular basis and new treatments are suggested each year for the best results.

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