IPL Photo Rejuvenation Sarasota, FL
Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) also referred to as a photo facial, is a versatile light based skin rejuvenation treatment designed to address a number of skin concerns. All IPL treatments are performed by Dr. Trent at our Sarasota, FL location.
What is IPL?
Our Lumenis® One™, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) uses specialized light waves to target and correct a wide range of common skin problems. IPL therapy is ideal for recovering “sun worshippers” wishing to improve their skin after years of sun damage. It is among the gentlest, non-ablative skin treatments that offers dramatic rejuvenation results in a short time.
What skin concerns will The IPL Laser Treat?
IPL is a highly versatile treatment that can be used safely to treat the face, neck, chest and hands and is an appropriate solution for the following skin concerns:
- Hyper pigmentation
- Sun Damage
- Broken Capillaries
- Age/brown spots
- Red or Ruddy Skin
- Enlarged Pores
- Uneven texture
What to expect during the treatment?
This is a gentle, non-invasive and safe treatment. No anesthesia is needed but you will be provided eyewear for protection during the procedure. Dr. Trent will apply the IPL hand piece to your skin and deliver precise pulses of light energy to the treatment areas.
Is there pain associated with IPL skin rejuvenation?
You may experience a light stinging sensation that is usually well-tolerated by most people.
How long does an IPL treatment last?
An IPL treatment typically takes 20 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
What Are the side effects?
The most common side effect is redness in the treated area that usually disappears within a few hours. Mild to moderate swelling can develop within the first few days following treatment. Other potential side effects include bruising, blistering, scabbing, and changes in the skin’s pigmentation.
What is the downtime with Laser skin Treatment?
There is virtually no downtime after an IPL treatment; however your skin may look and feel as though you have mild sunburn for a few days following the procedure.
What is the recovery time?
You will need to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen for a couple weeks after treatment in order to protect your skin as it heals. The skin may appear flushed for a few days after IPL and spots may become darker. The dark spots will slowly fall off within 10 to 14 days. After a few weeks, your skin will look brighter, clearer, and more youthful.
How Many Treatments will I need?
Treatment varies depending on the severity of your condition. Typically 3 to 5 treatments, at 2-4 week intervals will produce the desired results. 1-2 maintenance treatments per year are recommended to preserve your results.