Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Therapy
IPL, also known as photorejuvenation is a safe and effective way to treat the signs of aging and sun damaged skin. This gentle procedure utilizes a high-intensity light beam to target problem areas and give your skin a healthy, youthful glow. From freckles and wrinkles to brown spots and spider veins, this treatment is safe, effective, and often delivers dramatic improvements after just one session. Full results typically require several sessions, timed three to six weeks apart.
Everyone desires beautiful, clear skin. However, nature seems to sabotage us with visible imperfections, compounded by age and accumulated sun damage. Fortunately, skin rejuvenation techniques have advanced far beyond the difficult, painful procedures we had to endure in the past. At DSA Dermatology, we use an IPL system that delivers effective, comfortable photofacials for treating visible veins and sun damage.
IPL treatment utilizes intense light energy, delivered in short bursts. The light can safely penetrate the skin, correcting a wide variety of abnormalities. It can be used for the effective treatment of brown spots caused by sun exposure, redness from rosacea, and visible broken facial vessels.
Similar to laser treatment, IPL uses a light beam, which targets wrinkles and pigmentation, eliminating them safely with heat. The difference between these two technologies lies in the type of light energy used. Whereas laser energy is a single wavelength (color) of light energy, an IPL device works with a broad range of wavelengths. This makes IPL treatment highly customizable, because we can adjust the targeted depth and skin structures. Various components in the skin react differently to each wavelength of light. This individualized treatment can achieve exceptional results, without using excess energy, thereby preventing damage to other skin layers.
For optimal results, we usually recommend between three and five IPL sessions, scheduled from three to six weeks apart. Each session will last about 20 minutes, and you will be able to resume normal activities immediately. Side effects are rare, and usually very mild. You may notice a pink tinge to your skin, and possibly slight swelling or soreness. These effects should fade quickly, usually within a few hours of the procedure.
IPL: Intense Pulsed Light
Photorejuvenation is an intense pulsed light treatment. Photorejuvenation or IPLE treats brown spots, broken capillaries, rosacea and fine lines.
Patients often notice a profound improvement after just one treatment. Best results usually delivered in a series of treatments spaced four six weeks apart.
Here’s an example of IPL use to treat pigmentation, for photo damage and for rosacea.
A 62-year-old male patient writes, “I have rosacea and I like to play golf. I had big red veins on my nose. One laser treatment fixed it, thanks Dr. McConnell”.
A 52-year-old female patient notes, I didn’t bother treating rosacea when I was young and then it got to a point where I would not have my picture taken since I looked like I had red make-up on. Dr. McConnell did two laser treatment and now my skin looks great”. in, no mess and no more shaving.”
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy uses intense, short bursts of light energy, targeting various skin layers. It is used for photorejuvenation, hair reduction, and superficial veins.
This gentle, versatile therapy can effectively treat acne, scars, wrinkles, sun damage, freckles, broken capillaries, rosacea, and more.
IPL can be used on the hands, arms, neck, chest, and face.
The IPL device works with a broad range of light wavelengths, which can be adjusted to target specific layers and components of the skin.
Depending on the area and the skin problems being treated, an IPL session may last from fifteen minutes to two hours. During your initial consultation, your physician will explain the expected duration of treatment for your individual skin concerns.
On average, from three to five treatments, scheduled about six weeks apart, are needed to achieve optimal results.
There is no lasting pain; any discomfort you feel should be temporary. Most patients compare the sensation to a fleeting pinprick or snapping rubber band.
This is a very safe, non-invasive procedure, which has very few, very minor potential side effects.
You may notice slight redness immediately after the procedure, which should fade quickly. However, there is no downtime and no recovery time associated with IPL therapy.
Most people are excellent candidates. However, it may not be recommended for certain individuals, such as those who react badly to burns, and those who are prone to excessive scarring, keloids, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation. Only a qualified physician can determine what treatments are right for you.
IPL is a wonderful way to rejuvenate your appearance and turn back the clock. Call (972) 362-9567 and schedule a consultation at DSA Dermatology today.
Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.