Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

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Often referred to as a laser, IPL (intense pulsed light) is actually a light-based treatment that is extremely popular and effective in treating a variety of benign skin conditions such as facial skin imperfections, collagen and elating, the signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, broken capillaries, skin discoloration, age spots, freckles, mottled pigmentation, open pores, dull complexion and more.

An IPL photofacial is safe, gentle and non-invasive treatment that can be used to treat various parts of the body. The most common treatment parts the face, neck, hands and arms, but IPL is safe to use on most parts of the body.

Plush Derma Laser Clinic uses the Lumenis M22, the gold standard in IPL technology. The M22 allows for the maximum energy to be delivered with minimal discomfort. Because of this superior technology, we can achieve outstanding and predictable results in fewer treatment sessions. The Lumenis M22 achieves high patient satisfaction.*

*Disclaimer: Any claims of improving skin tone, texture, appearance or various skin conditions cannot be guaranteed. Individual results will vary.

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) FAQ

IPL is a non-ablative, non-invasive procedure that uses controlled light in specific wavelengths to restore the smooth, even texture your skin had before exposure to sun and other environmentally damaging factors. Lumenis IPL has been cleared by the FDA since 1995.
IPL is gentle and safe, and it effectively treats multiple symptoms and locations in each session. It is an in-office procedure, and virtually no down time is required. IPL is a remarkably quick way to rejuvenate your complexion by removing the spots, discolorations and unwanted pigment that affect appearance. Additionally, IPL can be customized to individual skin types and conditions.
Any man or woman showing signs of skin damage caused by aging, sun exposure or other environmental factors.
A cold gel is applied to the treatment area, and patients are given protective eyewear. During treatment, the smooth glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to the skin, and precise pulses of light penetrate the area being treated. The pain level is very minimal and can be further reduced by application of a topical anesthetic and/or cold air. Most patients experience a small stinging sensation. Procedures last about 10-20 minutes, and a complete program usually includes 2-6 sessions at approximately 3-4-week intervals.
No changes to your normal routine are necessary before or after treatment. However, sun exposure must be limited prior to and following IPL treatment.
There may be a slight redness or blotchiness to the skin. This usually disappears after an hour. Age spots may darken soon after IPL treatments as a result of the light interacting with the pigment in your age spots, and may fade or flake off following your treatment. Other than that, there will be no outward signs of trauma to your skin.
The goal with this procedure is to provide maximum benefit with minimal trauma and risk to the skin. Several treatments ensure gradual, natural-looking improvement. Results usually last a year or more.
View our Pricing page for more information about IPL treatment pricing.

Want to learn more about IPL treatments?

We accept walk-ins until late for injectables at all of our clinics based on physician availability. Please call the clinic for details.*

*Walk-in appointments may be subject to a short wait based on patient volume.