Intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL, uses a broad spectrum light source to treat photo-aged skin, remove age spots, reduce benign brown pigments and eliminate redness caused by broken capillaries. Also called photo-rejuvenation, IPL can lead to a smoother, more youthful complexion. IPL is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment with nearly no downtime and, as a result, it is the perfect solution for patients with active or busy lifestyles.
Typically, before treatment a consultation is arranged at our offices to discuss your desired outcome, uncertainties and long-term goals. After we’ve determined what you’d like to achieve, our staff works to develop a plan – a strategy, if you will – that addresses the areas that you’re concerned about.
Once a plan has been established, we schedule your treatment with one of our experienced laser technicians. In general, IPL is quick and causes little discomfort or side effects. We begin by applying a topical numbing agent that helps to lessen any uncomfortable sensations experienced during the treatment. We then apply a clear gel to the area that will be treated. After this, the treatment begins in earnest as we evenly pulse a laser over the target area.
With the minimal recovery time, most patients only require a little lotion and some sunscreen before they’re ready to go. Naturally, as the skin is in a more delicate state immediately following the procedure, we recommend that they avoid prolonged sun exposure for 4-6 weeks.
Of course, speaking with an expert to schedule an appointment is the first step towards experiencing the age-defying effects of intense pulsed light therapy. At Mirabella Med Spa our certified staff’s experience, friendliness and willingness to educate clients has made us one of the most popular destination spas in Southwest Michigan. Whether you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin with intense pulsed light therapy or you’d just like to wind down with a relaxing massage, our team can inform you of your options and recommend treatments that will make you look – and feel – years younger.