IPL Photorejuvenation - Kirby Plastic Surgery - Forth Worth Texas
 

IPL Photorejuvenation

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Anti-Aging Treatments in Ft. Worth

If irregularities in skin tone or texture are causing you to feel self-conscious about your appearance, consider IPL photorejuvenation, a non-invasive, no-downtime treatment that can help you say goodbye to age spots, redness and other blemishes anywhere on the body.

How can IPL help me get better-looking skin?

As a patient, knowing exactly which technology is best suited to your goals can sometimes be overwhelming. Dr. Kirby and our aesthetician will help you choose the appropriate treatment to get you the results you want as effectively as possible. IPL treatments are excellent for a variety of concerns, but they are particularly effective at treating discoloration and other pigmentation-related problems, including:

  • Sun damage, age spots & freckles
  • Melasma
  • Rosacea & redness
  • Broken capillaries
  • Spider veins
  • Hyperpigmentation

What is IPL photorejuvenation treatment like?

As you may have guessed, IPL uses concentrated pulsed light to produce improvements in the treatment area. The light heats up the skin cells, encouraging them to produce new collagen and repair visible damage. Each pulse contains a broad spectrum of light wavelengths, which absorb a range of pigments in the skin, particularly reds and browns.

Each treatment session takes about 30 minutes, and you may return to normal activity after your appointment. While no anesthesia is required, you will be given special glasses to protect your eyes from the intense light, and a cooling gel will be applied to the area to dampen the mild stinging sensation you may feel during treatment.

Following treatment, you may experience some mild redness in the area, but this should subside within a couple of days. It is important to keep the area protected from the sun.

Is IPL safe for darker complexions?

Because IPL affects skin pigmentation, it may not be suitable for tanned or darker skin. Whether IPL is right for any given patient is determined on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Kirby and her aesthetic team will evaluate your skin during a personal consultation and recommend skin resurfacing treatment options that will be both safe and effective for you skin type.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

While many patients notice improvement after just one treatment, IPL typically yields the most satisfactory results with multiple treatments in an area. Depending on an individual’s needs and goals, 3 to 6 treatments may be required.

Will IPL results last?

IPL photorejuvenation is meant to be a long-term solution for a more balanced, healthy complexion. Nothing can stop the natural aging process, however, and it is possible that new blemishes will appear over time. You can help the improvements made with IPL last for years and postpone future damage with proper daily skincare, including wearing sunscreen and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

If you are interested in learning more about your options for IPL photorejuvenation in Fort Worth, please feel free to contact our office. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer questions or schedule your personal consultation.

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