Achieve an Even, Glowing Complexion with IPL

woman with youthful looking skin after intense pulsed light / IPL treatmentOver time, the aging process, sun exposure, pollutants and other environmental factors can take a toll on our skin. Wrinkles, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and poor skin texture can give us an aged look, and reduce our self-confidence. Advanced skin treatments, like intense pulsed light (IPL), available at our St. Louis area office, can help. Utilizing the Lummeca IPL laser, we are able to achieve smoother, firmer, more evenly toned skin in just 1 to 3 sessions versus older technology requiring 3 to 5 sessions. Whether you are looking to minimize pores, broken capillaries, sun spots, or just rewind the clock, contact us today to learn how intense pulsed light can restore your appearance and sense of self.

What is IPL?

IPL is a type of selective photothermolysis that harnesses various wavelengths of light, allowing the clinician to treat a variety of skin conditions in a gentle, non-abrasive manner. Because the specific wavelength of light and pulse duration is set to optimally target a specifically colored tissue, treatment is precise and causes only localized effects. The safe, effective procedure can be used to treat the face, neck, hands, and other areas of the body prone to the effects of sun exposure. 

The IPL Procedure

During an intense pulsed light procedure, you will relax while your skin is thoroughly cleansed to remove oils, impurities, and make-up, and covered with a thick, cold gel. Next, the machine’s painless light technology will be applied to the treatment area. A single treatment session usually takes about forty minutes, making it easy to fit into busy schedules. Depending on the severity of sun damage you should be able to return to your normal activities immediately following your procedure.

How Can Intense Pulsed Light Improve My Skin?

IPL can target specific concerns, such as areas of discoloration, as well as provide overall rejuvenation. The cosmetic treatment may be recommended to:

  • Minimize the effects of sun damage, including lightening age spots
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Achieve a more even skin tone, with reduced pigmentation irregularities
  • Minimize large pores
  • Diminish the appearance of broken capillaries
  • Reduce the redness and flushing associated with rosacea
  • Smooth skin for an improved texture

Following the procedure, your skin may appear flushed and sun spots may darken. This will gradually fade over the next several days. Patients should be sure to wear sunscreen and avoid harsh cleansers after their treatment.

The Lifestyle Center Advantage

Similar to all of our non-surgical treatments, your IPL procedure will be performed at our cutting-edge facility under the guidance of Dr. Richard Moore. Dr. Moore is committed to safely incorporating the latest technologies into our practice, and stays abreast of the most up-to-date anti aging treatments. Our patients can enjoy an intense pulsed light procedure using the advanced Lumecca technology, an IPL system with optimally efficient and fast pulse repetition rates. Lumecca offers enhanced results and reduced treatment times, and also features a strong sapphire cooling tip to reduce flushing and minimize discomfort. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

By combining this exciting technology with years of technical experience, our team can give you the beautiful, glowing skin you deserve. IPL can be performed as a stand-alone treatment, or combined with other anti aging procedures, like skin resurfacing or fillers, for incredible results. Schedule your consultation with us today to learn more.