What is an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment?

What is an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment?

The Spa at Aesthetics International USA in Marietta offers IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments. Also known as a photofacial or “fotofacial”, this skin rejuvenation procedure is used to treat sun damage, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. IPL treatments can even reduce pore size, improve skin texture, and lessen the appearance of fine lines. The procedure is short and involves no downtime so you can return to your normal activities quickly.

IPL works by delivering high intensity pulses of broadband light into the deeper parts of the skin (dermis) that does not damage the surface of the skin (epidermis). This causes the blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, which reduces redness. IPL treatments also encourage the production of collagen and lessens the appearance of wrinkles. The procedure can take as little as a few minutes to an hour and involves minimal discomfort. Some patients may experience temporary redness or swelling following treatment. Results will become more noticeable after a few weeks.

The ideal candidate for IPL treatments have light, untanned skin with some elasticity. IPL can treat patients with rosacea, red flushed faces, blood vessels and capillaries in the face, and sun damaged skin. Patients with darker complexions or tanned skin are not good candidates for IPL treatments. For patients seeking skin tightening and lifting, Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that gently lifts the chin, neck, and brow.

Following the procedure, it is important to avoid direct sunlight for several days. Patients should wear sunblock for at least two weeks. In order to achieve maximum results, more than one treatment may be necessary. Treatments can be performed every 3-4 weeks. If patients take proper care of their skin after treatment, IPL therapy can create great results for over a year.

If you are considering IPL treatments, contact the Spa at Aesthetics International USA at 678-695-8603 to schedule an appointment.