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 What Is IPL?

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is a groundbreaking technology that uses a high-powered, hand-held flash gun to deliver an intense broad-spectrum pulse of light, which penetrates the skin and uses heat to target and treat a variety of conditions. There’s no downtime, it’s completely non-invasive, and patients can go right back to work post-treatment! IPL technology can be used in many ways but has been proven the most effective for laser hair removal and photorejuvenation.

IPL FAQs 

 

How many IPL sessions do I need?

 

For IPL photorejuvenation, patients typically require 3-5 sessions, with results showing gradually over time as sessions are received. The number of treatments required for IPL hair removal varies based on the which part of your body is being treated, but on average patients can expect it to take 3-6 sessions to achieve their desired results.

 

How long do the results from IPL treatment last?

 

With proper sun protection following your IPL photorejuvenation treatments, results can last for years. Unlike laser hair removal, IPL hair removal is not permanent, but it does significantly reduce hair growth in patients. You can expect smooth skin for months after your IPL hair removal treatment, and will only require occasional touch-ups after that to maintain your results.

 

Is IPL treatment painful?

 

Some patients have noted feeling slight discomfort when the ultrasound waves are delivered to their skin, so at our offices, we employ the use of a topical anesthetic to ensure that our patients have a pain free experience. You may experience some redness or tenderness immediately after the procedure, but that usually clears up within an hour or so.

 

Are there any side effects of IPL treatment?

 

Though IPL is a common procedure and is considered very safe, there are still potential side effects, as with any treatment. Patients may experience skin redness and tenderness directly after receiving treatment, as well as bruising or in some cases minor scabbing/crusting. This is perfectly normal and, in most cases, very short-lived.

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Book IPL Appointment

IPL hair removal and IPL photorejuvenation are medical procedures that require specific training, knowledge, and skill to ensure safe and natural-looking results, so you want to make sure that you choose a provider who’s been trained appropriately. Academic Alliance In Dermatology has certified providers who specialize in all types of IPL treatments. Call us at (813) 514-4711 or fill out our online form to book your appointment now.