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IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a type of treatment that is used to help reduce certain skin problems of the face and neck. The results are usually almost immediate and quite obvious. Here, you will find some basic information about IPL and what it can offer. It may be the right treatment for you.
Intense Pulsed Light can help to diminish freckles, sun spots, vessels, and other discolorations of the skin. It can be used on virtually any area of the body that shows signs of discoloration from sun exposure, including face, chest, and hands.
Dr. Margo Weishar and her team are proud to offer IPL treatments to patients in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Thanks to their extensive experience performing non-invasive cosmetic treatments, Dr. Weishar and team have become experts in achieving excellent results with minimal downtime for their patients. If you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin and eliminate problem areas, please schedule an appointment today.
IPL Laser treatment works by sending strong pulses of light into the skin. The laser impacts the deep tissue area of the skin, where damage originates. There are different types of the IPL treatment to target and repair different types of damage, which will be evaluated by our expert staff prior to treatment.
Patients will typically need to undergo a series of treatments depending on the final goal of the targeted treatment. A patient may not see optimal results until the course is complete, though you can see some improvement with each treatment.
There may be mild discomfort during the treatment, but most patients tolerate the treatment very well, likening the sensation to the snap of a rubber band. Treatments usually take 15-45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
When you come in for treatments, we will put special glasses over your eyes to protect them, and a serum is applied to the skin being treated. The surface of the handpiece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light flash. You may feel a very slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. At the end of the treatment, if there is any mild swelling, you might be given an ice pack to apply as needed. Mineral based makeup can be applied before returning to regular daily life.
IPL recovery time is very minimal. Some redness may occur after the treatment, but is easily covered. Patients are able to return to normal activities the same day as their treatment.
IPL is typically a cosmetic procedure, thus insurance usually is not involved.
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