Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a type of skin therapy that uses bursts of light of varying wavelengths to target problem areas and destroy damaged cells without harming surrounding tissue. Collagen production increases as the skin repairs itself after treatment, further restoring your skin to its youthful state. The experts at Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology can help you determine the best course of therapy for your particular skin concerns.
IPL treats a variety of skin imperfections on most areas of your body, including your face, arms, and chest. Some conditions IPL can correct include:
Before your treatment begins, your specialist will cover your eyes for protection from the intensely bright light and seat you in a comfortable position. The specialist then cleans the target area and applies a cool gel.
Once prepped, your specialist applies short bursts of light using a handheld IPL device. During the treatment, your skin may feel warm or like a bright light shining on your skin. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes.
Many clients notice a change after the first treatment, however, the staff at Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology may recommend additional treatments depending on your skin concern and size of the treatment area.
After your IPL therapy, you may notice some redness or mild sunburn on your skin. This redness usually goes away after one day. Some freckles or age spots may appear darker for 3-7 days following the procedure. You can return to normal activities the same day of treatment. Follow your post-care instructions for best results.
Once you’ve completed your recommended treatments, the improvements to your skin can be long-lasting. You may want regular treatments several times a year to keep your skin looking the same.
If you’re ready to look and feel younger, book an appointment online or call the Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology office in Englewood, Colorado, today!
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