IPL AND PHOTOREJUVENATION

Intense Pulsed Light uses a broad band light to target the concerned areas delivering satisfying results.  

IPL and Photofacial

HOW DOES IT WORK?
WHEN DO THE RESULTS APPEAR, AND HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

When targeting sun sports, a single robust treatment session is often adequate, whereas treatment for Rosacea, broken capillaries and spider vein may equine several sessions.  Depending on the application, the results are often long term.  With adequate sun protection, may patients experience relief from sun spots for 2-3 years.  With topical treatment for rosacea improvement may last several years.  Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Desired outcomes are typically reached in either one or multiple treatments depending on the indication for the IPL Photofacial treatment. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment.

IS IT SAFE?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

Depending on the application for which an IPL is used, in the immediate aftermath of the procedure you may feel like a sunburn, and your skin may show diffuse patchy pinkish areas, which often disappear within a few hours. Depending on the setting, some mild swelling may also occur in the first few days.  You will notice gradual flaking of freckles and sunspots and/or disappearance of blood vessels within one to weeks.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/Photofacial is a safe, light based skin procedure that can improve the appearance of the skin and provide rejuvenation.

  • Erasing of unwanted brown spots

  • Improved appearance of rosacea

  • Firms and tightens lax skin

  • Reduction of skin flushing

  • Effective treatment of broken blood vessel (telangiectasis)

  • Excellent treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, and hands

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/Photofacial treatment is a safe option backed by extensive research. Of course, as with any light based procedure there’s always some risk and/or downtime. You should discuss this with your clinician prior to treatment.

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North Carolina Dermatology Associates
Alexander Office Park
7920 ACC Blvd, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27617
P. (919) 596-9600
F. (919) 596-9696
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Located in a state-of-the art facility in Brier Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina Dermatology Associates (NCDA) serves Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Clayton, Knightdale, Wendell, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina and the entire Triangle area. This Raleigh dermatologist offers a full range of medical and cosmetic dermatological services including skin cancer removal, mole screenings, psoriasis, acne, wart removal, skin growths, rosacea, nail conditions, hair conditions, Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation, photodynamic therapy, Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL), laser surgery, facial veins, age spot removal and microneedling.