What is IPL Photorejuvenation?

By Arrowhead Dermatology
May 23, 2017
Category: Dermatology

Are you ready to get a more youthful skin?ip photorejuvenation

As you get older you may find that skin isn’t as fresh and young looking as it once was. While everyone goes through changes, some people experience more extensive and unpleasant changes as they age. Perhaps you are noticing more broken blood vessels across your face or you have more sunspots than you would like to admit. If so, our Avondale, Phoenix and Peoria, AZ, dermatologists have a treatment you’ve been looking for to reinvigorate your skin.

What is photorejuvenation?

Also referred to as IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment, this laser goes over the surface of the skin to treat a variety of issues including:

  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Other pigmentations (e.g. freckles)
  • Redness (often caused by rosacea)
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Uneven skin texture/tone
  • Enlarged pores

What does the treatment entail?

When you get IPL therapy from on of our Avondale, Phoenix and Peoria skin doctors, the laser is directed over the areas of the skin that need to be treated. As the blood vessels, freckles and other spots absorb the heat from the laser, they start to break down the pigmentation and walls of the blood vessels. It can take anywhere from a half an hour to 90 minutes to complete your treatment.

Is this laser treatment painful?

While not painful, you may notice a zapping feeling, particularly during your first appointment; however, the majority of our patients easily tolerate this. You will also start to notice less discomfort the more treatments you undergo.

How many sessions will I have to undergo?

A lot will depend on the issues you want to address and how severe they are. During your consultation, we will determine how many sessions you will need to undergo. On average, about three to five photorejuvenation treatments are customary over the course of a few months.

Is there a recovery period?

There is no downtime associated with this treatment. Any recovery period is self-limiting depending on the redness or crusting you experience after your procedure. It is normal for age spots and other pigments to become darker for a few days before crusting over. The skin may also be a touch red for a few days after treatment.

Arrowhead Dermatology has offices in Phoenix, Peoria and Avondale, AZ, to better serve you. Of course, if you are interested in getting photorejuvenation then you’ll want to turn to our office for more details. Call us today at (623) 487-3003.