IPL™ Photorejuvenation Frequently Asked Questions
At Medical Aesthetics Ann Arbor we have helped women and men across Washtenaw County get smoother, clearer more attractive skin with IPL™ Photo Rejuvenation. In this article we answer our patients most commonly asked questions about IPL™ Photorejuvenation treatments!
What Can IPL™ Photorejuvenation Treat?
IPL™ Photo Rejuvenation is a highly effective treatment for patients with rosacea, or blotchy, freckled, sun-damaged, or discolored skin. It is also an excellent treat caused by aging or sun damage.
How Does IPL™ Photorejuvenation Work?
IPL™ Photorejuvenation is a procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. This then causes the collagen and blood vessels below the top layers of skin to contract and tighten, reducing both the visible redness and lines and wrinkles.
The procedure simultaneously removes the damaged skin for a clearer complexion.
Additionally, the IPL™ light also stimulates the body’s production of collagen, which then fills in wrinkles and lines, and restores the skin’s smoothness and supple texture.
Who is a Good Candidate for IPL Photorejuvenation?
IPL is most ideal for patients with white, untanned skin that is still somewhat elastic. Patients with darker skin tones may be better suited by other skin resurfacing procedures.
And, patients who already have heavy facial lines, or more severe acne scars, may wish to consider a more aggressive skin smoothing and restoration treatment, such as a chemical peel or laser resurfacing.
Every skincare appointment at our Ann Arbor Med Spa begins with an evaluation of your skin type and conditions. We will help you determine if IPL Photorejuvenation, or another skincare procedure, is best for you.
Does IPL Photorejuvenation Hurt?
Because IPL Photorejuvenation is non-invasive and non-surgical there is no real pain – and typically only minimal discomfort. At most, some patients report that the IPL light pulses feel like the light “snap” from a rubber band.
How Many IPL Photorejuvenation Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients see substantial results after one treatment. However, some patients only require a single treatment, while others may need multiple IPL Photorejuvenation sessions.
The number of sessions you will need will depend on the area being treated, as well as the type and severity of the skin problem. Between three and five IPL treatments is fairly common for many skin conditions.
Is there a Recovery Time after IPL Photorejuvenation?
No there is no real “downtime” after IPL Photorejuvenation. The most common side effects are simply redness and minor swelling. These generally go away within a few hours – or at most last a day or two after treatment.
Ann Arbor’s Best IPL™ Photorejuvenation
Whether you are fighting the signs of aging, or have redness, discoloration, freckles or wrinkles you wish to eliminate, schedule a IPL™ Photorejuvenation appointment at our Ann Arbor Med Spa and see what this revolutionary skin treatment can do for you!