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Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, a state-of-the art technology, offers a minimally invasive, non-surgical way to treat dark pigmented lesions, age or maturity spots, acne scars, rosacea and facial rejuvenation. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems and lasers are very similar. IPL can be used over a wide area of the skin to treat dark pigmented areas, such as age spots, scars and the like. The IPL yields excellent results in treating these conditions by gradually improving and fading the skin's pigment. Rosacea and acne sufferers will also see a marked reduction in breakouts. In addition, fine lines and wrinkles will improve, and patients experience a reduction in pore size.

This therapy is a combination laser and optimized light platform which emits high-intensity pulses of light that penetrate the skin. There are multiple uses for our Palomar Icon IPL therapy which include:

  • A laser component that uses fractionated technology to reduce fine lines, acne and other scars, stretch marks and improve overall skin texture with no downtime.
  • An optimized light energy source to perform photofacials. These diminish and often completely resolve vascular lesions, pigment spots and overall redness, with no downtime. Immediately after treatment you will experience a mild sunburn sensation and redness, which can be accompanied by some swelling. This can be resolved with cool packs or ice and usually decreases within hours. Results gradually improve over time as new, healthier skin is revealed.

A series of treatments may be required depending on your skin type and condition. However, the downtime and treatment time are minimal, while the results can be significant.