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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

  • Consultation: 30 min
  • Procedure: 30 min per session per area
  • Recovery: approximately 1-3 days
  • Duration of results: may last months to years

What is it?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation is Forever Young's exciting new breakthrough service, which uses a broad spectrum of light to produce remarkable results on a wide range of skin conditions. By promoting the production of new collagen, you can reduce the appearance of common problems such as fine lines, age spots, sun-induced freckles, acne rosaceas, and broken capillaries.

It can safely treat imperfections on your face, neck chest, arms, and hands. A minimally-invasive treatment that can be tailored to the individual, there is only a few days of downtime for the procedure and it can be combined with other treatments such as Botox® and collagen.

What happens?

A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated, and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. Pulses of light that penetrate deep down are applied to the skin through a smooth glass handpiece. You may feel a slight sting, best likened to the snapping of a rubber band, but while anesthetic cream is available it is rarely needed.

The treatment is usually performed in a series of four to six sessions of about twenty minutes each. This allows gradual improvement with very low risk and no downtime. You will possibly be able to return to work the same day and continue with your daily routine immediately. Individual results may vary, please consult your doctor to see if you are a good candidate.

IPL at work

IPL at Work

In this image, Intense Pulsed Light is passed through red blemishes from broken blood vessels and brown spots of pigment from sun damage. The light is changed to heat energy as it reaches to the level of the collagen beneath the skin surface, stimulating the body to produce of new collagen.

What conditions can IPL treat?

Photorejuvenation using IPL can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of photo-aging, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins, broken capillaries, and other blemishes. The effects of aging and sun damage can effectively be treated without causing any damage to the surrounding skin.

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Note: None of the above is intended as medical advice.