All About IPL in Arlington VA

Sun spots, broken capillaries, and rosacea can cause skin to appear blotchy and uneven. While makeup can help conceal skin discoloration and irregularities, results are only temporary.

Fortunately, IPL offers women and men a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to eliminate hyperpigmentation and redness and achieve a healthy, clear, and radiant complexion.

Continue reading to learn all about IPL photorejuvenation, including how it works, what concerns it treats, what patients can expect from the procedure, and how many treatments you may need.

What Is IPL?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is often referred to as a photofacial or photorejuvenation. 

It is a noninvasive treatment designed to target and neutralize skin discoloration and improve overall tone and texture – without surgery, incisions, discomfort, or downtime.

In fact, IPL is considered to be far more gentler and safer than traditional skin resurfacing treatments.

How Does IPL Work?

During the procedure, IPL delivers short burst of high intensity light.

This energy is absorbed by melanin in the skin and hemoglobin in blood vessels and filters out hyperpigmentation and redness.

Immediately after treatment, dark spots may darken and redness may intensify.

However, these effects are short-lived, as redness gradually fades away and excess melanin comes up to the surface and flakes off.

What Concerns Can IPL Treat?

IPL can treat a variety of cosmetic concerns and reveal a clearer and more even skin tone. These include:

  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Photodamage
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Broken capillaries
  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation

Is There Any Downtime or Recovery?

After undergoing an IPL treatment, patients are free to go about their day as they normally would without any restrictions or downtime.

How Many IPL Sessions are Needed?

Most individuals achieve optimal outcomes with a series of three-to-six IPL sessions, spaced out one month apart.

Ready to Get Started with IPL?

If you are considering photorejuvenation with IPL, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.