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  • Writer's pictureClair Frankel

What is IPL?

IPL uses multiple wavelengths of light to rejuvenate skin.

What is IPL and what makes it such a great option for so many different skin concerns? Let’s take a closer look.

IPL. The power of light.

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Also commonly refereed to as the photofacial or photorejuvenation, IPL uses light to effectively rejuvenate the skin.

You may be surprised to learn that IPL is not technically a laser. Lasers use one continuous wavelength of light. IPL is different because it uses multiple wavelengths of light.

Focusing select wavelengths of therapeutic light into the dermal layer of the skin, IPL targets many imperfections

while boosting collagen synthesis by an impressive 20% or more!

Using different filters of light, we are able to target and treat a wide range of individual concerns. Acne, redness, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, minor wrinkling and laxity can all be effectively treated with IPL.

What to expect.

IPL treatments should never be performed on suntanned skin. Avoiding direct sun exposure before and after a treatment is essential to ensure the best results.

IPL treatments are quick, relatively pain free and require essentially no downtime. There is no need to take off work or alter your social schedule prior to IPL treatments. If treating hyperpigmentation, spots may appear darker immediately after treatments but these can be easily covered with a bit of foundation. Expect to see refined pores and tighter, firmer, clearer skin post treatment.

A series of 3 to 6 treatments spaced two or three weeks apart will provide the best results. Then come back for maintenance treatments as needed or anytime you want to give your skin an extra beauty boost.

For a free IPL consultation visit us in our Madison, Al office.

Learn about other SkinRx services.

IPL, Intense pulsed light, Photofacial or Photorejuvenation.

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