You’ve noticed that your skin isn’t as smooth and even-toned as it used to be, or you’ve developed brown spots or rosacea. If you’re longing for clear, bright skin again, Dr. Amanda Nunley of the Art of Rejuvenation Medicine medical spa in New Braunfels, Texas, uses the gentle Lumenis® Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system with Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) to remove unsightly lesions, spider veins, and rosacea. Women and men in the New Braunfels area who are ready for rejuvenated, even-toned skin can use the online form to book an appointment or call the friendly staff directly.
Intense Pulsed Light is a skin-restoring treatment that uses broad spectrum pulsed light to remove unsightly lesions, such as age spots and rosacea. After IPL, your skin is youthful, radiant, and clear.
You can use IPL to rid yourself of any benign hyperpigmented lesion, such as:
Dr. Nnunley adjusts the settings of the IPL device to perfectly match the color and density of the lesions you want to target. The pulses of light penetrate and damage the hyperpigmented spots, which then break apart. After your immune system sweeps away the debris, your skin looks clear, healthy, and beautiful.
The intense bursts of light from IPL feel like someone is snapping a rubber band against your skin. Dr. Nunley or her assistant numbs your skin with an anesthetic cream about 30 minutes before your procedure to keep you comfortable.
The IPL instrument has a cooling system in it, too, so your skin never feels overly warm. The entire procedure takes only 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how large an area Dr. Nunley treats.
You shouldn’t notice any side effects with IPL other than a little redness. You can even wear makeup directly after your procedure. And although some of the treated lesions may get darker after IPL, they eventually disintegrate and fall off.
As long as your lesions are a different color than your healthy skin, IPL can make your skin look clearer and more even toned. Dr. Nunley adjusts the light settings to treat your skin type.
Most women and men need at least three and as many as six IPL treatments spaced about a month apart.
The benefits you receive from IPL are permanent. However, you do continue to age. Dr. Nunley, therefore, recommends IPL touch-ups once or twice a year to keep your skin looking radiant and clear. You should avoid the sun and wear sunscreen to maintain the benefits of your IPL treatment.
Start on the road to clearer skin by calling Dr. Nunley or the helpful staff at The Art of Rejuvenation Medicine med spa for an IPL treatment. You can also book an appointment online.