What Is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

The more time we spend in the sun, the more likely it is for our skin to start to suffer from the adverse effects of the sun’s UV rays. These changes can be seen in the form of brown pigmentation, sun spots, and ruptured capillaries. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a noninvasive treatment designed to combat these changes and return the affected skin to its original condition. Additionally, the procedure can be used to reduce the signs of aging, making patients’ skin look softer and younger. At 785 Aesthetic Med Spa, we use the InMode Lumecca, a state-of-the-art device that provides greater results in fewer sessions than comparable technology. Schedule a consultation with our team at 785 Aesthetic Med Spa to create a custom treatment plan for your skin.

Am I An Ideal Candidate For Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

Men and women of all ages may benefit from IPL therapy, regardless of skin type. However, the treatment is not recommended for those who are pregnant or have taken Accutane in the last six months. Intense pulsed light therapy is designed for patients who are suffering from:

  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage
  • Brown spots
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Large pores
  • Age spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Acne
  • Spider veins 

The Benefits

IPL photofacials are a popular treatment option, providing a number of benefits to those seeking to address age- or sun-related damage to their skin. Some of the main advantages of IPL photofacials include:

  • Photofacials can combat the effects of UV damage, restoring a healthy and even complexion.
  • Getting a photofacial may help you keep acne under control, as photofacials eliminate bacteria from the skin’s surface.
  • As veins and capillaries absorb light, photofacials can mitigate the redness of the skin.
  • Regular photofacials can be a preventative measure, protecting the skin against premature aging.
  • IPL photofacials pair well with other treatments, including Botox, for personalized results.
  • Photofacials offer substantive results but require very little post-procedure downtime. 

How Is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Performed?

Intense pulsed light therapy can be used to treat various parts of the body, including the face, hands, neck, chest, arms, and legs. In preparation for the treatment, an ultrasound gel will be applied to the treatment area and patients will be given protective eyewear. Once this is complete, Dr. Lucaci will use the InMode Lumecca handpiece to pulse therapeutic-grade light energy onto the surface of the skin. This light is absorbed by the skin vessels or pigmentation in order to start a natural healing process within the body. The length of the session will vary, depending on the size and number of the areas treated but will usually last 30 minutes or less. These treatments will usually be spread out over 1 – 3 sessions before the maximum results are achieved.

Even Out Your Skin Tone

Don’t let sun-damaged skin or hyperpigmentation stop you from feeling comfortable in your own skin. Whatever the cause for your skin irregularities, the experienced team at 785 Aesthetic Med Spa is committed to creating a treatment plan that works for you. Schedule a consultation today to discuss whether intense pulsed light therapy could work for you, or if it could be used to complement your current treatment plan.

Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.