Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy can treat dark sunspots, freckles, spider veins, the redness associated with rosacea, fine lines, and shallow wrinkles; in addition, it tends to plump the skin and produce a more youthful, glowing look. Although superficially similar to laser treatment, the main difference is that a laser generates a single wavelength of light, while IPL generates a range of different light wavelengths, allowing our practitioner in Burnaby to precisely adjust it for each patient’s complexion and the problems to be treated. In addition, unlike laser treatment, there is minimal to no recovery period. The vast majority of our patients treated for a variety of different conditions at our laser center report being very satisfied with the results.
How It Works
The light emitted by the hand-held device penetrates the outer skin and enters the dermis, where it acts to break up deposits of pigment and stimulates the cells to produce more collagen. Because it goes right through the outer layer of skin, little to no healing time is necessary.
What About Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common and troublesome condition with few effective treatments. It is characterized by reddening of the facial skin and the formation of spider veins, along with periods of flushing and outbreaks of acne. It tends to get worse over time. IPL can be used at our laser center in Burnaby to target the spider veins, collapsing them and causing them to vanish over the following weeks. The treatment also reduces the background redness of the face. This can significantly improve a patient’s appearance.
A Closer Look at the Treatment
These treatments are performed in the comfort of our laser center in Burnaby. A full facial treatment typically takes just minutes to complete. The treatment of sunspots, freckles, and spider veins is permanent, although new ones can develop. To maintain the youthful glowing look, yearly maintenance treatments should be performed.
Who Should Get IPL?
IPL photorejuvenation at Lougheed Laser Centre in Burnaby is ideal for patients with sunspots, freckles, and minor lines and wrinkles; it cannot treat deeper wrinkles. It is also an excellent treatment for rosacea. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!