What is IPL skin therapy?
IPL skin therapy utilizes light that penetrates the outer layers of the skin, stimulating cell growth for ultimate revitalization. At Contours Medical Aesthetics, we use the LimeLight IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device, which will improve the appearance, color, and texture of the skin. In addition to treating age spots, benign pigmented lesions, sun damage, and vascular lesions, LimeLight also balances color and improves overall complexion.
What areas of the body can be treated with IPL skin therapy?
IPL skin therapy is ideal for any part of your face, neck, and décolleté with skin redness (rosacea), telangiectasia (spider veins), or age spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
How do the treatments feel?
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
How many treatments will I need?
Two to four treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.
What happens after the procedure?
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken, and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. It is common to return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment.
When will I see results?
Within one to three weeks, your age spots will flake off and fade.* Rosacea flares and spider veins will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.*
Will the spots and redness reappear over time?
New age spots, spider veins, and diffuse redness may appear with further sun damage; however, they too can be treated. Remember to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source; however, its presence can be improved, and symptoms can be managed.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately following your treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. Both should dissipate within a few hours. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Before and after results
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
Request a consultation in Millbury, Massachusetts
Contours Medical Aesthetics is a small, attentive practice providing customized services in a comfortable, relaxed, and judgement-free environment. When you come in for your complimentary consultation, one of our providers will create a custom treatment plan for you. Our goal is to help you reach your aesthetic goals and rebuild your confidence. Call (774) 366 – COOL (2665) or request your consultation online.