Intense Pulsed Light
Aleksandra Predota, Board-Certified APRN FNP-C in Middletown, RI
Why choose Scientiphika Medical Spa for your Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment?
How do I know that the Spectrum Laser IPL is right for me?
What can I expect during my IPL treatment?
How long before I will see results?
IPL works on the same principles that lasers do – light energy is absorbed by targeted cells (chromophores) with color in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. The light heats cells in the skin and breaks them down. The body then removes the damaged tissue naturally.
During the procedure, people may feel a pinching sensation. Some individuals have described this as a feeling similar to an elastic band being “snapped” on the skin. The treatment sensation is typically described as moderate and very tolerable.
- It is imperative that you avoid significant sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 4 weeks prior to your treatment.
- Avoid applying self-tanner for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
- Avoid aspirin and Ibuprofen for one week prior to your treatment. Inform the doctor if you are taking blood thinners or regularly take aspirin or ibuprofen.
- Avoid alcohol for 2 days prior to treatment.
- Inform the doctor if have taken Accutane (oral acne medication) in the past year.