Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a patented fluorescent pulsed-light technology that effectively treats facial redness, flushing, and brown spots or pigment problems on your face, neck, and chest. By carefully delivering a series of gentle light pulses to the skin, IPL treatments restore a more youthful appearance with no downtime, little discomfort, and minimal risk.
Number of Treatments
5 treatments are recommended
Face, neck, chest
15 minutes to 1 hour
2 to 3 hours
Potential Side Effects
During the treatment, some patients experience mild discomfort that can be addressed with a topical anesthetic. Following each treatment, the skin may appear flushed, tiny vessels may be more visible, and brown spots may appear darker. These effects decrease in a few hours.
How much does IPL cost in Columbus, Ohio?
You will experience smoother skin, smaller pores, and fading of sun spots as well as a gradual decrease in the overall redness and flushing in your face, neck, or chest. If you suffer from rosacea, a common vascular problem, IPL treatments can improve your symptoms significantly.
During an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, some patients may experience mild discomfort. This sensation is most often described as a rubber band snap, is short lived and generally tolerable. Following each IPL treatment, the skin may appear flushed, tiny blood vessels may appear more visible and brown spots may appear darker. These effects decrease in a few hours. Your result will be assessed at a four week follow up appointment.
The brown pigmented spots may appear darker after your first treatment. Eventually you will notice that the pigmented area begins to fade. It is important to stay out of the sun before and after Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. Sun block and proper clothing should be worn to protect your results. For this reason, patients may choose to have IPL treatments in seasons that experience less sun.
You should avoid the following:
- Direct sunlight
- Chemical Peels
- Tanning beds
How can skin care products help me?
Medical-grade skin care products, whether used as an adjunct to other procedures or as an initial step in improving skin health, help to improve your skin’s appearance and to rejuvenate healthy skin cells. Gels, creams, serums and exfoliators available for purchase have different purposes. It is important to use the regimen that is right for your skin type and lifestyle. We will help you define that regimen as part of your skin care consultation and treatment plan. Our Skin Care Director, Dina Maynard, frequently attends educational conferences all over the country. She is constantly studying and researching new product lines to be able to provide our patients in Columbus, Ohio with the best clinical skin care products available.
The Columbus Facial Plastics Difference:
We focus on the science of skin care. As a team, we value education and are constantly learning because we are passionate about what we do. Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans for new patients and with so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan, Director of Skin Care Dina Maynard ,and team work together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use VISIA Skin Analysis to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. We will help you feel confident that you are receiving the correct treatment and products to achieve your healthiest skin and the appearance that you want.
Schedule Your Consultation
Interested in learning more about your options for a renewed complexion? Contact us today at Columbus Facial Plastics to schedule your consultation to learn more about Prescriptive Facials and Skin Resurfacing. Skin Care Director Dina Maynard, Dr. Stephen Nogan, and his professional staff proudly serve you from Columbus, Ohio. We offer a range of procedures to help you achieve your best skin.
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