Intense pulse light (ipl)
INTENSE PULSE LIGHT
Texas Laser Clinic offers Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy treatments.
IPLs are a way to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery. This treatment can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure — called photoaging.
An IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light. It can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time. Since the light doesn’t hurt other tissue, you can get better quickly.
IPL treatements can lessen or get rid of:
- Stretch marks
- Liver or age spots
- Broken blood vessels
- Brown spots also called liver or age spots
- Dark spots from hormonal changes
- Discolored skin
- Fine wrinkles
- Redness from rosacea
- Spider veins
- Unwanted hair
What kind of skin works best with IPLs?
IPLs work best if you have fair or light brown skin. They are not recommended if you are sensitive to light, recently tanned, use retinoid treatment or have severe scarring.
How is the treatment typically carried out?
You will be asked to put on goggles (stick on laser eye shields may be used for facial rejuvenation treatments) to protect your eyes. A layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to guide the light into the skin. The area will also be cooled to increase comfort during treatment. The light guide is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, targeting many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighboring area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area moisturized.