What is IPL?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) also known as IPL Photofacial, is a non-ablative light treatment that improves the appearance of photo-aged skin, brown and red skin pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.
IPL uses light energy to target and remove pigmented or damaged skin cells. The light is converted to heat energy as it penetrates below the surface of the skin, breaking down the damaged cells so they can be naturally removed by the body. An advantage of IPL treatments is the device’s ability to target larger areas of skin in a single pulse compared with narrow beam, small spot size lasers. The number of IPL treatments required varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of the concern being treated.
IPL can be used anywhere on the face and body. Popular treatment areas are the face, neck, chest, hands and arms.
The sensation felt during an IPL treatment is that of heat and has been likened to a pinching sensation, similar to a rubber band being snapped on the skin's surface. To make your IPL treatment as comfortable as possible we offer Pro-Nox, an analgesic delivery system to ease pain and anxiety during treatment.
“So wonderful. Loved my IPL Photofacial and would recommend for anyone who would like their age spots gone.” - Lisa C. | So Tell Us
IPL is a safe treatment in the hands of a highly trained expert. If you are on blood thinners or pregnant you should avoid IPL.
Following your IPL treatment your skin may be pink or red and may feel like you have a sunburn this typically lasts between 4 to 8 hours. Ice packs can be helpful to relieve any discomfort following treatment. Swelling is also common side effect of IPL, and usually lasts for several days after treatment. If skin pigmentation was addressed during your IPL, you may find your pigmented areas will get darker and then peel away, 7 to 10 days after treatment.
A Variety of Treatment Options! Aspire is proud to offer an array of lasers and light devices, giving us the ability to customize your care and provide the very best treatment results.
Unparalleled training! Aspire Medspa’s highly trained technicians have all undergone extensive and continued education training with our own internal world class credentialing with Aspire medical director, Dr. Joseph Russo (Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and founder of Aesthetic Mentor, a premier training academy providing advanced education and certification for aesthetic medical professionals).