IPL treatment (Intense Pulse Light) is an effective and result-driven procedure for anti-aging and sun damage treatment. IPL can correct a variety of skin conditions, such as spider veins, freckles, age spots, facial veins, and Rosacea.

What is the difference between IPL and Photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation is a treatment that uses the IPL technology. An IPL photorejuvenation treatment generally consists of a series of three to five treatments over a 3 to 6 week period. Of course, the number and frequency of treatments depends on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem. Our experienced medical providers will assess your specific skin concerns and provide a sound treatment plan for your specific needs.

Now (fall season/cooler weather) is the best time to have an IPL treatment done. To help you get started, take advantage of our IPL treatment special offer this month.

IPL photorejuvenation

Superb results of an IPL photorejuvenation treatment are achieved with little discomfort and minimal risk. There is no downtime as you can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. While there are other types of lasers that treat broken capillaries or lasers that are used for resurfacing facial skin, no technology provides the long-term improvement of complexion and texture of the IPL treatments.

What is involved in an IPL treatment?

An IPL treatment takes less time to perform than people think; generally about twenty minutes. Typically, a cool gel is applied to the area to be treated and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the handheld laser light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL handheld device is gently placed on your skin and pulse of light are emitted. Discomfort is very minimal; slight sting similar to snapping a small rubber band. Rarely is an anesthetic cream required.

The specified series of sessions provide outstanding long-term results and high satisfaction.

Note: After your first treatment, you can expect to see some darkening of brown spots, light swelling, and redness. Don’t be alarmed as these after-procedure symptoms will be gone in several hours to one week.

Anything special I need to do prior to starting IPL treatments?

When you come in for your initial consultation, your medical provider will give you specific instructions prior to your treatment, but here are a few of the basics:

  1. Avoid excessive sun and self-tanners at least 2-4 weeks before your treatment.
  2. You may be asked to discontinue use of Retin A, tetracycline, Renova, ddoxycycline, or minocycline several days prior to each treatment.
  3. You may also be asked to avoid taking Aleve, aspirin, or ibuprofen one week prior to treatment unless medically indicated to help prevent bruising.

What you should do today

At Thrive Skin + Wellness, our knowledgeable team of qualified medical providers will help you identify your specific skin concern and offer recommendations in order to improve the appearance of your skin. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call us at (919) 557-6400 or schedule online.

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