Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are performed to improve solar damage. The technique uses intense pulsed light in multiple wavelengths to penetrate the skin to improve changes caused by sun exposure. IPL treatment may be used to improve the appearance of sun-induced changes like:
- Pigmentation changes (brown spots)
- Broken blood vessels
- Age spots
- Fine wrinkling
In most cases, the effects of IPL therapy on wrinkling are minimal; however, the improvement in skin coloration can be significant. IPL typically requires a series of 4-6 treatments approximately one month apart, and each treatment usually lasts about 20-30 minutes. There is no significant downtime except for rare areas of temporary patchy dryness. Based on your individual needs and desires, Dr. Otis Allen may recommend using IPL on the face, hands, neck, or chest. Intense Pulsed Light therapy is tailored to your skin’s unique condition, and it is a safe and noninvasive treatment option.
If you believe that IPL treatment in Bloomington, Illinois, might be right for you, we encourage you to contact us today at Institute for Plastic Surgery. Our friendly team will be happy to schedule a personalized consultation for you with our skilled plastic surgeon. We look forward to seeing you at our office soon!