The IPL Treatment Process: What to Expect During Your Sessions

Face skin care. Woman getting facial laser treatment Intense Pulsed Light (IPL treatment) is a popular cosmetic treatment used to address various skin concerns. It can tackle sun damage, pigmentation issues, and signs of aging. 

If you’re considering IPL treatment to improve the appearance of your skin, it’s best to first understand the process and what to expect during your sessions. 

What Is the IPL Treatment Process?

IPL treatment, also known as photo rejuvenation or photo facial, uses high-intensity pulses of light. It can target specific chromophores in the skin, such as melanin and hemoglobin. These chromophores can absorb light energy. It leads to a reduction in pigmentation, redness, and other skin imperfections.

When you opt for an IPL treatment session, the doctor will use a device to deliver pulses of light to the skin’s surface. Before the procedure begins, he may apply a cooling gel to enhance comfort. You may also need to wear protective eyewear to shield the eyes from the bright flashes of light.

The IPL device is then gently pressed against the skin, and pulses of light are delivered in a controlled manner to the treatment area. 

What to Expect During Your Sessions

The number of IPL treatment sessions required depends on your specific skin concerns. Typically, a series of IPL sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. During your initial consultation, your skincare provider will assess your skin condition, discuss your treatment goals, and recommend a personalized treatment plan. 

After each IPL treatment session, there might be mild redness. However, these side effects are usually temporary and resolve within a few hours to a few days. You must follow post-treatment care instructions to ensure optimal healing and minimize the risk of complications.

Book Your IPL Treatment in Buffalo, New York

If you’re interested in IPL treatment to address specific skin concerns, call us at 716-633-6100 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino, MD. 

Our experienced team can assess your skin condition, discuss your treatment goals, and recommend a personalized IPL treatment plan. Don’t wait to achieve the radiant, youthful-looking skin you desire. Take the first step towards a more confident, rejuvenated complexion.

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