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Why Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL) is the Right Choice for You

Apr 21, 2023


At Arlington Dermatology, we are proud to offer our customers Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. IPL is a gentle treatment that uses multiple wavelengths of light to reduce or correct skin conditions like imperfections, aging, birthmarks, facial redness, unwanted hair, small veins, and other skin blemishes. If you’re looking for a procedure that can help remove unwanted tissue and rejuvenate your skin, IPL might be the perfect option for you. Keep reading to learn more about how this incredible treatment works!


How Does IPL Work?

IPL is a non-invasive form of light therapy which targets specific areas of concern on the face or body. During an IPL session at Arlington Dermatology, a handheld device will be used to deliver pulses of light energy to your skin. The light energy penetrates deep into the dermis layer of your skin where it stimulates collagen production while also targeting cell pigment. This helps to improve overall tone and texture while reducing signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots. An added bonus? The light energy also helps remove unwanted hair from any area of your body! Depending on your individual needs, multiple treatments may be necessary for optimal results.


Most people will experience some redness immediately after an IPL treatment; however, this should subside within 4-8 hours. Side effects are typically mild and include redness, itching, swelling, or bruising at the site of treatment. Patients may also notice temporary discoloration of their skin following the procedure; however, this usually resolves itself within a few weeks.


What are the Benefits?

IPL is a cutting-edge technology that can offer various health and beauty benefits. IPL harnesses the power of light to reduce sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, and other blemishes. This type of therapy also stimulates collagen production in the skin, leading to smoother and more moisturized complexion. Additionally, it can be used to treat broken capillaries, redness from rosacea, and even unwanted hair growth. What sets IPL therapy apart from other treatments is its ability to effectively target even small-sized areas and being noninvasive. Furthermore, results from an IPL treatment can last years with minimal risk of complications making it an ideal choice for anyone looking for long-term skin improvements without undergoing surgery or chemical procedures.


Enjoy smoother and younger-looking skin without the downtime associated with surgical procedures such as facelifts or laser treatments with IPL. It also does not cause any physical discomfort during or after the procedure, making it an ideal choice for those who want quick results without any pain or inconvenience. (IPL only takes about 45 minutes, so it’s easy to squeeze into a lunch break!) Plus, because IPL uses wavelengths that can target multiple layers in the dermis simultaneously, it can work quickly and efficiently to treat multiple skin conditions all in one session!


Contact Arlington Dermatology Today to Learn More!

There are many reasons why IPL might be right for you! Not only does it provide quick results with minimal downtime, but it also helps target multiple skin concerns at once so that you can get back to feeling confident about how you look in no time at all. As a leading dermatology clinic in Rolling Meadows, IL, Arlington Dermatology has extensive experience using this innovative technology. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at 847-392-5440 if you have any questions regarding this safe and effective treatment option!  We look forward to helping you get glowing skin again soon!