IPL- Intense Pulsed Light
Spectrum Intense pulsed light (IPL) is used to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic uses including hair removal, photo-rejuvenation, the removal and reduction of vascular and pigmented lesions and the reduction of active acne.
The Spectrum IPL Destroys the primary target (Vessel, Pigment or Hair) by heating it to a high enough temperature without damaging the surrounding tissue.
IPL is a way to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure -- called photoaging. IPL may help if you have red, brown, or splotchy skin because of a health condition. IPL can reduce the appearance of scars, as well as lighten darker patches of skin. This procedure also kills harmful bacteria and reduces redness and inflammation.
How much does it cost?
Full Face $350
Cheeks & Nose $250
Hands & Forearms $400
Neck & Chest $400
Face & Neck $500
How many sessions will it take?
Most people need 3 sessions spaced about four weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
We tailor the number of your IPL sessions based on your skin condition and desired outcome. You’ll see results following one treatment, and increased improvement over the weeks!
What's the downtime?
There is little to no downtime! You may feel a mild sunburn-like sensations that usually lasts 1-2 hours.
Pre-Treatment Hair Removal Instructions
-Please arrive with the treatment area clean. The treatment area should be free of any makeup, creams, perfumes and lotions. Male patients should shave just prior to treatment (the pigment in your beard could increase discomfort).
-Discontinue sun tanning, use of tanning beds and any application of sunless tanning products one month before the treatment.
-Always use an SPF 30 or greater sunblock on all exposed treatment areas. Wear sun protective hats and clothing.
-Discontinue the use of exfoliating creams 1 week prior to the entire treatment
-If the patient has a history of herpes outbreaks in the areas being treated, a prescribed medication, like Valtrex is recommended prior to the treatment to help prevent an outbreak.
-Discontinue all photosensitizing medications (for example doxycycline or minocycline) at least 72 hours prior to treatment.