Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation2019-06-14T10:43:24-04:00

Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation

What is Intense Pulsed Light Treatment?

When it comes to getting the kind of complexion you’ve always wanted, creams and serums can only get you part of the way there. If you’re on a quest for more even, brighter-looking skin, with decreased brown spots and sun damage it’s time to discover how Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments at Krauss Dermatology can transform your skin.

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*Individual Results May Vary*

How Does IPL Work?

The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial removes unsightly age spots, helps with blotchy redness and broken capillaries, and improves skin texture. Treatments can be performed with minimal side effects. A series of treatments can transform the skin of patients with sun damage or rosacea. The face, neck, chest, and back of hands are treated safely and effectively. Studies have shown that patients achieve long lasting results and with yearly treatments, the skin looks better and better over time.

IPL at Krauss Dermatology is performed by our experienced nurse Chris Dyer under the supervision of our board-certified dermatologists. Chris has performed thousands of IPL procedures in our office since 2005 with excellent results and safety.

Consultations Are Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out if the procedure is right for you by meeting with one of our trusted medical staff at Krauss Dermatology for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for IPL?

You are a good candidate for IPL treatments if you have freckling, irregular pigmentation, sun damage, redness, dull texture or a combination on the face, neck, chest or hands.

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How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?

An IPL procedure takes about 20-30 minutes to perform, depending on the area that’s being treated. During this treatment, you may experience a slight stinging sensation with each pulse of light. We recommend you apply a lidocaine numbing cream before each IPL to help make you more comfortable.

What Results Will I See?*

Generally, 3-5 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart are necessary to achieve the best results. The best way to maintain results is to protect the skin from the sun and continue a good skin care regimen. Rosacea patients may need to use topical or oral medicines to prevent blood vessels from returning. One or two Intense Pulsed Light photofacials per year are helpful in some patients to keep brown spots, blood vessels and fine lines at bay and to continue skin texture improvement.

Is There Any Downtime?

Mild redness and temporary darkening of freckles and brown spots after each treatment are expected. Occasionally slight swelling occurs under the eyes. Tinted sunscreen application is allowed immediately post procedure. More serious side effects are rare, but most can be avoided by proper sun avoidance before and after the procedure.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

To learn more about Intense Pulsed Light read the FAQs, pre and post-instruction information that can be found by clicking on the links below.

Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Krauss Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Wellesley, MA office directly to schedule – (781) 416-3500.

Krauss Dermatology serves the greater Boston area.

*Individual Results May Vary*

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