Photorejuvenation refers to the use of Intense Pulsed Light (often abbreviated IPL) to treat a wide range of skin conditions. It is especially effective in reducing the appearance of brown spots, redness, and even fine wrinkle lines. At our practice, we offer the Lumenis® IPL technology, which is considered the “gold standard” based on its overall safety and efficacy.
How does IPL work?
IPL emits intense pulses of broad spectrum light over a range of wavelengths from 400nm to 1200 nm. As the light penetrates through the skin, various chromophores (eg. melanin chromophores in pigmented lesions and blood chromophores in vascular lesions) will be targeted by specific wavelengths of light. These chromophores absorb the light and are subsequently damaged. The body will then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
How many IPL treatments will be required?
The number of treatments required vary from individual to individual and the skin condition that is being treated. Multiple treatments are typically required. Treatments last about 15 to 20 minutes and can be performed every 4 to 6 weeks.
If you are interested in IPL photorejuvenation for improvement of brown spots and redness, please call Heller Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your consultation!