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FAQs about Intense Pulse Light Treatment

Would you like to achieve a refreshed, more youthful appearance? Is your face marred with age spots, lines, or rosacea? Then, why not Skin Healthconsult Dr. Awa Igbinadolor about Intense Pulse Light Treatment? Performed at the St. Mary's Medical Clinic in Monroe, IPL is the FDA-approved aesthetic service which removes skin defects comfortably and with no downtime. Read the answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding this innovative procedure.



What is IPL? IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery says that IPL is gentle, but effective, eliminating the visible signs of skin aging and sun exposure. In the hands of a skilled practitioner such as Dr. Igbinadolor at her Monroe clinic, IPL is quick, effective, and produces few to no side effects. There's no pain, no down time, and no extensive preparations.

What happens during a treatment? Dr. Igbinadolor prepares your skin with a cooling gel and uses the IPL hand piece to deliver focused light to areas of wrinkling, hyperpigmentation, rosacea (and its redness and spider veins), unwanted hair, scarring, and more. Afterwards, some patients note a mild burning sensation, similar to a sunburn, but this rapidly resolves.

What results can I expect? The treatments produce noticeable improvement in skin texture and color right away, with increasing results after successive treatments.Your doctor will determine how many treatments you need for maximum benefit. Plus, with your good skin care regimen at home, your renewed look should last indefinitely.

Are there uncomfortable side effects? In general, Intense Pulsed Light is exceptionally well tolerated, easy to prepare for, and simple to recover from. Your skin may look a bit red afterwards, and some minor and transitory bruising, crusting, and discoloration may occur.

Does IPL take long? The treatments are brief, and you can return to work or home right away. Be sure to use a quality moisturizer beginning 24 hours after your treatment. A product which includes sunscreen is best.


More questions?

Dr. Igbinadolor will answer all of them as she examines your skin and asks you about your aesthetic goals. IPL just may be what you need for improved personal appearance and self-confidence. Why not call St. Mary's Medical Clinic in Monroe, NC, to book a consultation? Our office number is (704) 225-0211.

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