At Stuart B. Kipper MD and Associates in Encinitas, CA, we can help revitalize your skin with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to eliminate the appearance of unwanted pigment on the face, chest and upper extremities. IPL is effective in treating sun damage, age spots, freckles, birthmarks, and is perfect for unwanted blood vessels and rosacea (chronic redness and flushing of the cheeks and entire face). These treatments transform unwanted pigmented irregularities into an even and more radiant complexion.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) can be used on ALL skin types. Brief pulses of light are applied to the skin. Overly pigmented areas (blood vessels or sun damage) absorb the light energy and the colors are broken down and eventually absorbed, leaving you a more even, healthy, and smoother complexion. During the procedure, the outer layers of the skin are being treated with special filters and light frequencies specifically designed to treat the areas of concern.
Treatments for these conditions may require 3-5 sessions, dependent upon each person’s unique issues. During the treatment a hand piece is applied to your skin over the areas of concern. The procedures utilizing IPL technology are quick and well tolerated. You will feel a cooling sensation from the hand piece with each light pulse. Your skin may feel warm where it has been treated but it is not uncomfortable for more than a few seconds and is well tolerated. After the treatment it is common to feel mild sunburn like sensation. Redness and slight swelling may occur but usually resolves by the next day. Areas treated may progress to thin scabs or crusting and start flaking in 2-3 days. You will be given a post laser cream to reduce any discomfort after each treatment to help optimize your treatment and results. We always encourage a dedicated regimen of skin care after your treatment and for indefinite maintenance of a healthy and beautiful complexion.
*Individual Results May Vary