Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a non-invasive cosmetic therapy that uses light to treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun and age spots and other skin blemishes. It is different from laser skin treatments because while a laser uses one wavelength, IPL uses many different wavelengths for long-term improvement in the health and appearance of your skin. The scattered light reaches the deeper levels of skin without damaging the top layers. There are various conditions that can be treated with an IPL treatment.
Sun Damage and Brown Spots
So-called age spots develop after years of exposure to the sun. There is no avoiding your genetic propensity to develop age spots, and you can’t change your age, but with an IPL treatment, you can remove the tell-tale signs of brown spots and sun damage.
There is no cure for the common skin disease of rosacea, but with IPL treatments, you can alleviate the painful and ruddy symptoms for months at a time. The treatments will make the redness and blood vessels near the top layer of the skin disappear. IPL actually slightly damages the skin so its natural healing powers kick in and you get smooth skin again.
Broken capillaries around the nose and on the cheeks look red and unattractive. Their appearance can be reduced with an IPL treatment.
Freckles, also called lentigo, are a common skin condition that is usually cute on children but not so much on adults. IPL is the best treatment because it doesn’t cause burns, allergic reactions or uneven skin tones that may happen with bleaching creams and other treatments. IPL treatment also doesn’t damage healthy skin tissue and only treats the problem.
What to Expect
If you are a good candidate for IPL treatment for any of the above conditions, the treatment can be done in the comfort of our office without the need for surgery or any real downtime. Keep in mind that a series of treatment sessions is usually required for optimal results.
With a wide variety of skin conditions that may be treated by IPL, there is a good chance you can reduce the signs of aging on your face and remove sun damage and brown spots. Speak with our specialist at Garza Plastic Surgery in Nashville to get started. Contact our office today and book your appointment!