IPL Treatment Options
- Hair Removal
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-invasive light for laser hair removal that penetrates the skin down to the melanin (pigment color) in the hair root. The laser hair removal light is selectively absorbed into the melanin of the growing hair and the photo thermal effect of the light damages the hair growing cells. This heat destroys the growth structure of the individual hair so that it will not grow back. This procedure is ideal whether you are looking for just partial or extensive laser hair removal.
- Spider Veins
The IPL is very effective on diminishing spider veins. Spider veins are the small red and purple veins visible right under the skin surface. These are commonly found on the face, thigh, calves, ankles and behind the knees. Spider veins are connected to the larger, deeper bluish reticular veins which often “feed” the spider veins. IPL works by using light energy which is absorbed by the blood vessels causing them to constrict the blood vessel and close down. The body will then absorb the remnants in 4 to 8 weeks. On average, 2 to 4 spider vein treatments in our Denver office are usually required however; many will be treated with a single treatment.
- IPL Photofacial
The IPL photofacial is a skin rejuvenation treatment that delivers intense pulse light to target and destroy vascular and pigmented lesions associated with spider veins, reticular veins, rosacea, hemangiomas, sun damage, age spots, melasma, and angiomas from hands, legs, chest, arms and face. IPL photofacial treatments target different colors in the skin, which selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response. These optimal wavelengths of light clear vascular and pigmented lesions by targeting the chromophores of hemoglobin (for vascular lesions) and melanin (for pigmented lesions). These damaged lesions are then cleared by the body, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin. Pigmented lesions undergo a mild scaling and slough off within two or three days, while the vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within 10 to 14 days.
Some of the benefits include:
- Excellent aesthetic results with minimal treatment time
- Less treatment pain
- Little to no downtime
- Acne and Acne Scars
IPL acne and acne scar treatments are excellent for preventing future acne breakouts and smoothing the appearance of acne scars. By delivering a spectrum of light that is absorbed into the skin, IPL destroys P. acnes bacteria and inhibits future acne breakouts. The scars left behind as a result of acne can be the most emotionally and physically damaging effect. Acne Scar Revision is a technique which excises deeply pitted scars and sutures together the open edges of skin. This procedure creates a less pronounced scar which typically heals itself over time. To treat acne scars, we use pulses of laser light to coagulate acne scar tissue and trigger healthy new tissue to form in clients' skin. Healing time is minimal, infection risk is eliminated and clients feel little to no pain.
Acne Treatment Benefits for Clients:
- Clearer Skin
- Comfortable and well tolerated procedure
- No downtime
- Non-invasive procedure
- Eliminates or reduces need for oral acne medication
- Minimizes or removes acne scars