Intense Pulsed Light Therapy in Salina, KS

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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 

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.

What is the Recovery Process for IPL Therapy?

The recovery process for patients of intense pulsed light therapy is incredibly mild. The affected skin may look and feel as if it has a slight sunburn. However, an anti-inflammatory cream, as well as SPF, may be applied in order to soothe any discomfort and protect the skin while it heals. Direct sunlight and heavy exercise should be avoided for at least 24 – 48 hours to avoid further damage to the treated area(s). Outside of this, patients are free to return to their daily life at the immediate conclusion of the treatment.  While some results may be noticeable immediately, it usually takes around 2 – 4 weeks after the final session before final results may be visible. 

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.

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