Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation – IPL in Walnut Creek
Has years of sun exposure and general wear and tear left your skin looking damaged and discolored? As a trusted medical aesthetic office in Walnut Creek, we offer IPL photorejuvenation to patients looking to improve the appearance of their skin.
When You Want Results – IPL
Our IPL photorejuvenation treatments are a non–invasive alternative for instantly brightening the skin while addressing a variety of skin conditions on the chest, face, hands and neck, including:
- Sun damage
- Broken capillaries
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Brown spots
- Red or ruddy skin
How Does It Work?
The IPL device emits a range of lightwaves that target either the red blood cells in the blood vessels (hemoglobin) or at the brown pigment in freckles and age spots (melanin). The light beam passes through the skin and is absorbed by either hemoglobin or melanin which damages the blood vessel wall or shatters the melanin pigments and are absorbed by the body, which in turn makes them fade or appear less visible.
IPL photorejuvenation typically requires 3 to 5 treatments for best results. The benefits of this non-invasive treatment is achieved with little discomfort and minimal risk.
How long does it take for IPL Photorejuvenation treatments to work?
Most people receive 3 to 5 treatments about 1 month apart. Some improvement may be observed with each treatment, but it’s common for the body’s response to be slightly different after each treatment. The more severe the sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or skin discoloration is, the more important it is to have multiple treatments in order to see effective results. Patients can expect to see skin discoloration gradually even out or improve in appearance over time.
Treatments typically last 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and may cause mild discomfort.