Spectrum Plastic Surgery

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Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Are you experiencing skin imperfections that you would like to reduce or remove non-surgically? If so, you may be interested in Intense Pulsed Light therapy. Also known as IPL, this treatment uses a high powered device that delivers light pulses directly into affected areas of the skin to treat skin issues. These light pulses are within the wavelength of 400 to 1200 nm.

Your IPL Consultation

It is vital that your IPL treatment be performed by a licensed healthcare practitioner. Only someone who had been trained in and has prior experience in the use of this technology will know exactly how to safely treat the target cells of both the skin and the hair. You must find someone with the right accreditation and a prior track record of being able to successfully perform this treatment.

At Spectrum Dermatology, our skilled and experienced medical professionals are expertly trained in the use of IPL technology. To find out more, contact our office and schedule your appointment for a consultation.


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Is IPL the Right Treatment for You?

Intense Pulsed Light treatment involves the use of light energy that penetrates the top skin layer to reach and effectively destroy only those cells that cause discoloration or unevenness to appear on the skin. It’s an excellent option for anyone seeking to get rid of unwanted hair or skin discoloration.

The use of light to promote the rejuvenation of the skin ensures that even those skin marks which are otherwise hard to get rid of, such as stretch marks, can be removed by this treatment.

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Skin Issues and IPL Therapy

Genetic and environmental factors can cause skin damage, discoloration, acne, dullness, and various other skin conditions. In addition to this, you may also want to remove hair from certain parts of your body. All these issues can be resolved using IPL therapy.

Also known as flashlamp therapy or photorejuvenation therapy, this procedure is non-invasive and typically targets lower layers of your skin cells. Because of this, the upper layers are not affected in any way and your skin is rejuvenated and looks healthier and more vibrant. By using concentrated pulses of light to target only those areas of the skin that require treatment, the offending cells can be destroyed without damaging healthy skin cells.

Stretch marks and even freckles can be addressed by this treatment, providing a more even skin tone and a rejuvenated appearance. The treatment can help you look more youthful, vibrant, and healthy.

While discoloration in the skin is the primary reason this treatment is used, it can also be used to remove hair. When hair removal is the goal, you may typically need to appear for multiple treatments. IPL is only effective for active hair follicles, and since not all hair follicles are active at the same time, this is why successive treatments may be required to complete the procedure.

Because Intense Pulsed Light treatment is non-invasive, there is little to no downtime involved. What this means is that that you can typically return to your normal routine as soon as the procedure is over. You can also address various skin issues at the same time with this treatment.


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