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IPL – Intense Pulsed Light Photofacials

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatments are a minimally invasive procedure that can help restore the skin’s youthful appearance. IPL works through a process called photorejuvination – in which light is delivered to the skin surface in precise pulses. It can treat many skin conditions including:

– Fine Lines and Wrinkles
– Age Spots
– Sun Damage
– Acne Scarring
– Symptoms of Rosacea
– Birthmarks
– Unsightly Veins
– Unwanted Hair

IPL is typically used on the face, neck, chest, and hands although it can also be used elsewhere. It is very good at treating photaged or sun damaged skin. I have many patients come into my office looking to treat age spots, sun-induced freckles, brown pigment spots, and broken capillaries. IPL is a great choice for patients who lead an active lifestyle and do not have time for a lengthly recovery period. On average, 4 – 6 treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals with each session lasting about 30 minutes.

IPL works by transmitting broad spectrum light through a small transparent hand piece placed over the skin. The light penetrates the skin tissue and is absorbed by either the blood (when treating vascular lesions) or the melanin (when treating pigmented lesions). The injured tissues are then removed through the body’s natural processes resulting in a more even skin tone and youthful appearance.

Intense Pulsed Light

How IPL works, picture courtesy of Lumenis

We recently acquired the new Lumenis 1640 IPL laser in our Peabody office.  This is the cutting edge technology when it comes to IPL and it can even be used to remove stretch marks.  This summer we are offering a special Full Face  IPL Treatment for only $299 during June, July, and August.  This a great price if you are looking to try IPL for the first time or if you are continuing a series of treatments.  Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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