Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is a light treatment used to treat red or brown discoloration of the skin. The most common areas treated with IPL are the face, neck and chest; less frequently the upper back and the arms. The conditions most commonly treated are sunspots, melasma, rosacea, and generalized redness. The treatments actually fade and lighten redness and brown marks. IPL can also stimulate collagen production which leads to skin rejuvenation (patients will frequently say that the IPL treatment reduced their red and brown spots AND made their face look tighter).
The IPL laser is safe on any skin color and causes no true downtime. Patients usually require 2-4 treatments to achieve the desired results. If you are interested in IPL treatments please call our Center for Skin Refinement to make a complementary cosmetic consultation.