How is IPL performed?
A cool clear gel is applied to the area being treated. Eye shields are put in place to prevent ocular damage from the light. With the patient in a comfortable, relaxed position, the IPL handpiece is gently applied to the skin and light pulses are applied. Treatments usually take approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on which area is being treated.
How many treatments will I need?
In general patients have a series of two to four treatments, approximately one month apart.
How will I look after each treatment?
Most patients experience a few days of redness and possible pinpoint bruising after the IPL procedure. Some brown spots may appear darker for a few days, then peel off. You can apply makeup immediately after IPL treatment if necessary. It is imperative that you protect your skin from the sun following treatment with a high-quality zinc oxide sunscreen./p>