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Facts About Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial

woman patient during a laser treatment

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a laser light treatment that focuses on correcting skin pigment issues. Its long-term effects can actually reverse the signs of aging. The treatment can be done on your face, neck, chest, shoulders, back arms, legs and other areas of the body.

What Skin Pigment Issues Can Be Treated With IPL?

The following conditions can all be improved with IPL treatment:

  • Brown and Red Spots
  • Freckles
  • Sun Damage
  • Spider Veins
  • Broken Veins
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Pigment Imperfections

How Does IPL Work?

When the laser is activated over your problem area, it emits several wavelengths that go through the skin.  Under the epidermis, the light energy is converted to heat energy. Then it releases and destroys overactive pigment-producing cells, resulting in an even distribution of the pigmented area.

Other Facts About IPL Treatment

In order to achieve optimal results, you may need to have as many as 3 – 5 treatments completed.  Our doctor might recommend that you wait four weeks between each procedure.

The length of each appointment will depend on how many areas you’re treating.  The average procedure time is about 45 minutes.

While IPL treatment isn’t the most comfortable procedure to undergo it’s not necessarily painful. Most patients describe the sensation of the laser like a rubber band snapping their skin.

IPL Treatments in Atlanta

If you have skin pigment issues and want to see about getting them treated, call Kalos Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Stong, our Atlanta plastic surgeon, looks forward to meeting you and discussing your treatment options.  Don’t wait any longer, call us today!

Posted on behalf of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery

371 East Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: (404) 963-6665

Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.