IPL is a safe, non-invasive treatment that using multiple wavelengths of intense pulsed light to treat and tighten the skin. This laser is used for rosacea (including redness and broken blood vessels), sun damaged skin, brown spots, photoaging and broken capillaries (“spider veins”). Treatment is typically done on the hands, neck and chest. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, plumping your skin to turn back the hands of time.
What to expect: Our device is the Candela that has radio-frequency delivered light, allowing for a more effective approach to treatment, as well as some skin tightening during your treatments. During your appointment, your skin will be cleaned and you will be given protective eyewear. You’ll feel a cool sensation from the gel applied and many patients refer to the pain as similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. Side effects from a Candela GentleMax treatment are minimal, due to the laser’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology, which not only protects the outer layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen, but also leads to increased patient comfort for the duration of the procedure. Some patients might experience some redness and swelling, but this will go away within a few days. To minimize these or other minor side effects that could occur, patients should avoid going in the sun or using abrasive cleansers immediately after treatment. To achieve the best results, patients typically complete a series of 3-6 monthly treatments and then return for a maintenance treatment once or twice a year.