IPL (Intense-Pulsed Light) Treatments

The effects of long term sun damage can result in pigmentation, brown spots and

age spots, increased redness or rough patchy skin that can worsen as we age. Your skin loses its vibrant healthy glow and natural hydration and overall can make you look older.

 

What can you do?

At the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio, one of the most popular and effective procedures for treating sun-damaged or aging skin is IPL (sometimes called photo rejuvenation).  Treatments with the Palomar Starlux IPL system can correct a variety of benign skin conditions such as give you a fresher, younger look by improving uneven pigmentation, removing age spots, and diffuse redness.

Below, we have provided some answers to the questions we commonly hear from our patients.

What is IPL?

IPL (intense pulsed light) or Photorejuvenation is a noninvasive light based treatment that treats skin damage without the disruption of the skin’s surface. It can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns with no or limited “down time”.  At the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio, Dr. Davis uses the Palomar Starlux 500 IPL system. 

What conditions can be treated?

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Age, Sun  or “Liver” Spots

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Birthmarks

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Broken capillaries

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Flushing / Redness

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Freckles

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Hyperpigmentation

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Port Wine Stains

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Redness or mottled pigmentation on the neck (poikiloderma)

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Rosacea

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Spider Veins (face)

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Stretch marks (depending on color)

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Sun damage

What areas can be treated?

The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure.

What are the advantages of IPL treatments?

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 Little or no discomfort

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No downtime

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makeup can be applied immediately

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Address skin conditions that are MOST visible

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Provides gradual, natural-looking improvement

How many treatments will I need?

IPL treatments at the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio are tailored to individual patient needs The number of treatments varies according to the condition being treated as well as its severity but two to five treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are common.

What should I expect after treatment?

Some redness may appear in the area that was treated and may last a day, but this can be covered with makeup.  The skin might become darker and peel for one to two weeks. You should use a sun block and avoid direct exposure to the sun after receiving the intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment.

Want to find out if IPL treatments will benefit you?

Call our office at 210.614.3355 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis or one of his associates.  They will address your specific concerns, answer your questions and recommend the best treatment option for you.  Before and after photos of satisfied patients are available to show you the beautiful skin that is possible, no matter what your age or skin condition may be.

The Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio

7810 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200   San Antonio, TX 78229   210.614.3355

dermcenter12@gmail.com

 

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