About Laser Facial Therapy Using Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
Laser photo facial therapy using Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is an excellent non-invasive procedure that can dramatically improve the tone, texture and overall quality of the skin. IPL therapy uses broad-spectrum light to stimulate collagen growth, breakdown pigment, decrease blood vessels and shrink sebaceous glands. IPL can improve skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, age spots, sun damage and birth marks on any area of the face or body. This is a quick, in-office procedure that involves no downtime and an immediate return to activities.
IPL therapy is a safe, effective treatment for individuals who are looking to improve their skin tone, texture and pigment. This can be a good alternative for those who would like to rejuvenate their looks but are not yet ready for more extensive procedures like the facelift, eyelid lift or brow lift.
The IPL Facial Treatment
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery of Indianapolis, Indiana, IPL therapy is performed in the office setting and takes just ten to fifteen minutes to complete. Treatment is virtually pain free and does not require anesthesia. However, a topical numbing cream can be applied if the patient desires. In addition, a cooling gel is applied to the skin prior to treatment. The doctor or nurse controls the pulses of light using a special hand piece that is equipped with a cooling end. Patients often describe the sensation as similar to that of a tiny, warm rubber band being snapped against the skin.
No Recovery Time
There is no downtime or recovery associated with IPL therapy. Some slight redness may occur in patients with fair skin, but this is temporary and usually resolves very soon after treatment. Patients can return to work and other normal activities right away. IPL therapy is very safe with few risks or complications.
For optimal results, most patients require an average of three to six IPL treatments spaced two to four weeks apart. Dr. Chernoff will determine the length of time between treatments based on your particular skin issue. Patients suffering with severe acne may require treatment every week to two weeks to get the acne under control, and then monthly treatments thereafter to maintain clear skin.
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Dr. Chernoff is an expert in the field of laser therapy. He assisted in the development and clinical studies for Intense Pulse Light lasers. He also performs other laser procedures including CoolTouch facial rejuvenation, CO2 and Erbium laser resurfacing, laser spider vein treatment, laser scar treatment, laser stretch mark treatment, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal and more. To learn more about IPL therapy or other laser treatment, please contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery of Indianapolis, IN, today at 317-573-8899.