Interested in IPL (Intense Pulse Light)?
What can be treated with an IPL?
- Hair Removal
- Acne Treatments
- Vascular Treatments - Small red veins, like Rosacea and Telangiectasias
- Hyperpigmentation – Dark Spots and Sunspots
- Skin Tightening
What is treatment like?
First, the area to be treated is cleansed, shaved (if necessary), and then a cool gel is applied to it. Using the IPL hand piece, gentle pulses of light are emitted that penetrate the skin. Cold air is applied to the skin at the same time to make this a comfortable procedure.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. Sensitivity, irritation, soft scabbing, or redness can sometimes occur at the treatment site but resolves quickly or within a matter of days. In certain cases, skin can become slightly lighter or darker. During your consultation you'll be informed as to whether or not you would be susceptible to these conditions. To greatly minimize the risk of complication, sun exposure needs to be limited for two to three weeks before and after treatment
Who are candidates for treatment?
Men, women, and young adults may be treated with IPL. Treatment is customized according to skin type. It is also customized based on the target, for example we will consider aspects like pigmentation qualities, hair color/texture, vein size, etc.
What are the benefits?
- FDA-approved for permanent hair reduction
- A program can be customized especially for you
- Comfortable sessions
- Large surface areas can be quickly treated
- Minimized chance of scarring or pigmentation changes
Need more information about Intense Pulse Light? Call St. Mary’s Medical Clinic
in Monroe, NC at (704) 225-0211 to schedule an appointment!