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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment

Photorejuvenation (IPL-Intense Pulsed Light) laser treatments are commonly used for lightening and removing sunspots, age spots and brown blotches on the face, neck, chest and hands. IPL can also reduce redness due to Rosacea, broken and dilated blood vessels or varicose veins. It will also improve the skin texture through collagen stimulation. IPL is used to remove hair on your face, neck, back, chest, legs, underarms, or bikini line. Learn more about this popular and highly effective laser treatment.

Am I a Candidate for IPL?

The only way to know is to consult with one or our laser IPL specialists and discuss your concerns and goals. Schedule a FREE initial consultation below to learn more.

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Fade the appearance of skin imperfections with IPL

IPL is a laser photo rejuvenation treatment that safely and comfortably fades the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots. Photo Rejuvenation & Treatment of Dyschromia Multiple technologies for advanced treatment options Syneron & Candela offer the complete array of technologies for pigmentation treatment, from laser to elōs.

Benefits of IPL Laser Treatment

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s a type of laser light therapy used to treat a multitude of conditions.

You can use IPL to minimize or remove:

  • age spots
  • sun damage
  • freckles
  • birthmarks
  • varicose veins
  • broken blood vessels on your face
  • rosacea
  • hair on your face, neck, back, chest, legs, underarms, or bikini line
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IPL Laser Treatment works

Pigment cells in your skin that are darker and show up as sun spots absorb the light energy of the IPL. The energy is converted into heat that destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other spots caused by age or the damaging rays of the sun. IPL can also be used to destroy the hair follicle and prevent or hinder the hair from growing again.

IPL Laser FAQs

How is IPL different than laser?

IPL is similar to a laser treatment. However, IPL releases light of many different wavelengths, like a photo flash. A laser focuses just one wavelength of light at your skin. This allows the laser to penetrates down to the second layer of skin without damaging the top layer.

How does IPL remove sun spots or age spots?

Pigment cells in your skin that are darker and show up as sun spots absorb the light energy of the IPL. The energy is converted into heat that destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other spots caused by age or the damaging rays of the sun. IPL can also be used to destroy the hair follicle and prevent or hinder the hair from growing again.

Where can IPL be used?

You can use IPL anywhere on your body, but it works best on people who have darker skin tones. It also works best on eliminating or reducing unwanted darker hair.

What do I need to do to prepare for my IPL Treatment?

Before your IPL procedure, your Trilogy skin care specialist will examine your skin and let you know what to expect. She will review any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment, such as inflammatory acne or eczema.

You will be advised to avoid sun, tanning beds, chemical peels, and waxing. Also avoid aspirin and ibuprofen products such as Advil® or certain creams or products that contain vitamin A or glycolic acid.

What can I expect during my IPL treatment?

Your Trilogy skin care specialist will first clean the area that’s being treated. A cool alcohol gel will be applied to your skin. You’ll be asked to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes. Then she will apply the IPL treatment with an IPL device that shoots light pulses on to your skin. Some patients describe the pulses as a slight sting or like being snapped with a rubber band. Numbing cream may be used if you have sensitive skin.

How long does the IPL Treatment take?

Depending on which part of your body is being treated and how large the area is, the treatment takes 20 to 30 minutes.

How many IPL treatments do I need?

Results vary from person to person and depend largely upon your skin tone, the health of your skin and other factors. To get the best results you may need to have between three to six treatments spaced about one month apart to let your skin heal in between. Hair removal typically requires 6 to 12 treatments.

Are there side effects or risks to IPL Treatment?

Most patients experience mild redness or swelling after the procedure which typically fades within a day or two.

In some cases, you may also experience bruising, blistering, change in skin color, or in rare cases infection.

What is the aftercare for the IPL Treatment?

The treated area of skin will be red and sensitive for a few hours, similar to a sunburn. Your skin may be slightly swollen for a few hours and sensitive for a couple of days after the procedure. Avoid using hot water on the treated area until your skin heals. Most patients are able to go right back to their regular activities immediately following their IPL treatment.

If you’re looking for a treatment to face lines and spots, get rid of unwanted hair, and recover quickly the IPL Treatment may be right for you. If you want to know more about the pros and cons of the IPL treatment and if it’s right for you give us a call or request an appointment online.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.

Call Trilogy at 801-747-2273 to make an appointment today, and visit us in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.