HOW IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) WORKS
The sensation generated by the light pulse is most commonly described as a rubber band snapping against the skin, and most individuals are able to tolerate this for the short duration of the treatment. Post treatment, a person may have a sunburn-type sensation in the treatment area for a few hours afterwards. People may experience transient temporary redness with a possibility of swelling and flaking of pigmented areas.
Optimum results typically take a number of treatments, usually three to six, which are most often performed at intervals of 3-4 weeks. Spreading the treatment over this period provides a gradual improvement of the skin with minimal risk of adverse effects and preserves the important “no downtime” feature of this course of treatment.
- Pigmentary changes, including brown spots, sun spots and lentigines, dyschromia and other conditions brought about by sun damage and photo-aging.
- Vascular changes, including telangiectasias (spider veins), and the redness and flushing symptoms of rosacea.
- Enlarged pores, poikiloderma and melasma; generalized aging of the skin.