With IPL skin rejuvenation, we offer a superior solution to improve your skin’s complexion, reduce visible irregularities, and look years younger. This treatment targets spots, redness, visible veins and sun damage to help you achieve a more attractive complexion and more even skin tone. At the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, we’re committed to providing the highest quality skincare services that are effective and can produce dramatic results.
We look forward to meeting with you in our office and discussing your skin concerns. Please call us at 734-971-0262 or use our contact form to request your complimentary consultation.
What Is IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) skin rejuvenation uses light energy to encourage skin cell renewal. It is an ideal treatment for skin discolorations, such as:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmentation)
- Rosacea (skin redness)
- Vascular lesions such as spider veins and hyperpigmentation
- Sun damage
We use Lumecca® IPL, the most powerful device available to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just a single treatment, our patients can enjoy a significantly improved complexion and skin tone, with further improvements occurring after additional treatments.
IPL skin rejuvenation is effective on all areas of the body. Our patients most commonly want to treat areas of the skin that have received significant sun exposure, such as the face, neck, chest, legs, hands and arms.
An Overview of Treatment
IPL skin rejuvenation provides safe, comfortable and effective photofacials with little to no downtime. During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca handpiece, and a sensation on your skin that feels like a light snap from a rubber band. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour.
Treatment time depends on the severity/size of skin damage, your skin type, and the type of treatment we are performing (whether focusing on vascular lesions or sun damage). You will be able to head home or back to work right after treatment.
Most patients do not experience any side effects following treatment. Your skin may be a bit red and you may feel especially sensitive to sunlight for a few hours post-treatment.
What to Expect
Over the first day or two after treatment, you may see a darkening of pigmented spots, but don’t worry – this is a natural part of your body’s process to remove these signs of aging after treatment. Spots and lesions will then begin to flake off, leaving behind a more even skin tone. When treating visible veins, the vein may blanch and disappear or change color and then fade out after a few days.
You can expect to see maximum results of the treatment after about 1 to 2 weeks. A series of treatments is often the best approach for most patients, and the cumulative effect of the treatments can be quite dramatic. After a series of IPL photofacials, you can have remarkably clearer skin.