IPL (ICON Laser)
Reverse the signs of sun damage, uneven skin tone and unwanted facial veins with IPL.
What is IPL?
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a light-based skin revitalization treatment that will improve the appearance of your skin quickly and easily. At Behr Laser & Skin Care Center, we use the ICON Laser for our IPL treatment. This advanced technology eliminates undesirable brown spots, sun damage and vessels to reveal clearer, more beautiful skin.
What Does it Treat?
IPL treats pigment and pigment lesions, such as telangiectasias and rosacea.
How Does it Work?
Pulses of light target unwanted pigment and vessels within your skin. The delivered light causes them to slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process.
What to Expect:
The treatment itself can be done within 30 minutes. Patients may experience slightly warm sensations to the skin. The area(s) treated may progress to flaking or crusting and will start flaking in 2-3 days. The lesion may turn dark brown or even black. The area treated is usually healed in 7-14 days and continues to fade over the next 2-4 weeks. Patients can expect to see a decrease in the appearance of brown spots and vessels for a more even skin tone. Some improvement may be seen immediately, followed by continued improvement over time.
Post Treatment Care
Typically, there is no downtime, so patients can return to their daily activities 1-2 days after treatment. Patient may experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation or swelling and ice packs may be used to help with that. This discomfort normally lasts between 2 and 24 hours post treatment. When flaking, it is important that the patient does not scratch, pick or remove scabs. Follow-up appointments are scheduled 3-4 weeks post treatment. Avoid excessive sun exposure, and wear sunscreen with SPF of at least 45 and reapply.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Generally, 1-4 treatments are needed, however, depending on the condition, more treatments may be required to achieve desired results.