Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Coral Gables, FL
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a technology that can treat dark spots, age spots, sun damage, and remove of unwanted hair. At Martha Viera Dermatology in Coral Gables, Florida, dermatologist Martha Viera, MD, uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) lasers for hair reduction, skin resurfacing, removal of vascular lesions, and other treatment purposes. To schedule your dermatology consultation, call Martha Viera Dermatology or book online today.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a high-intensity light source that promotes the production of collagen and allows the different shades of the skin resulting from time, stress, and sun, to be diffused. The energy of the light acts on the deeper layers to gradually improve the tone and texture of the skin, which gives it greater luminosity. It also allows for eliminating stains, redness, enlarged pores, and fine wrinkles. With the ability to selectively deliver thousands of different wavelengths simultaneously, IPL can be customized to treat individual skin problems by targeting only the areas that need improvement.
Who Should Get IPL Treatment?
IPL is for anyone who has areas of the skin with dark spots, age spots, sun damage, and
rosacea. It also has indications for fine lines and wrinkles, red complexion, acne scars, large
pores, tattoo removal, and removal of unwanted hair.
IPL works best on patients with a light to medium complexion, who do not have severe sun
How does IPL work?
IPL uses light energy to target accurately and remove pigmented or damaged skin cells or hair follicles. Using a handheld device, a medical professional will target multiple wavelengths of light onto the skin. This light heats cells in the skin and breaks them down. The body then removes the damaged tissue naturally.
What to expect after IPL treatment?
Redness lasts for 2-5 days.
Bruising may last up to two weeks.
Darkened age spots last for 3-7 days.
Crusting may last up to 10 days.
Sunburn and redness for 4-6 hours after treatment.