Intense Pulsed Light Therapy in Encino
Have years of sun exposure left your skin dry, unevenly toned and aged? Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for sun damage (also known as photodamage). Versatile in use, IPL can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, brown spots, redness, rosacea and other skin imperfections and conditions.
SILK Medical Spa believes in utilizing the most advanced and state-of-the-art technology to treat our patients safely and comfortably. Our nurses are trained and skilled in the use of Venus Versa, one of the most sophisticated IPL systems. If you desire noticeable results with very little downtime and side effects, IPL therapy may be right for you.
What Can IPL Therapy Treat?
IPL therapy can improve the appearance of skin on the face, neck, chest, arms and shoulders. It can be used to treat the following:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Facial veins
- Redness caused by broken capillaries
- Benign brown pigmented lesions
IPL therapy can be completed in less than an hour, depending on the size and the condition of the treatment area. During treatment, our team will place over the treatment area a laser-like handpiece that is attached to the Venus Versa device. One of the most advanced systems on the market, the Venus Versa device will emit precise pulses of light to penetrate the skin’s surface and heat the melanin in the pigmented lesion or redness of a vein or capillary. The veins seal off, becoming less noticeable, and pigment in the lesion will fragment and then absorbed by the body or fall off entirely.
The heat from the IPL device also triggers the body’s natural production of collagen, a protein essential for firm, elastic skin. The body will gradually produce more collagen, meaning your results will improve with time.
IPL therapy is safe for most skin types. The device can be adjusted to different wavelengths of light to treat various skin imperfections and types. Thanks to Venus Versa’s breakthrough cooling technology, treatment is more comfortable than ever before. The system’s advanced precision also ensures that the surrounding skin is not harmed during treatment. The device can use pulses of many different wavelengths of light, depending on the specific problem.
What to Expect after IPL Therapy
There is no downtime with IPL therapy, meaning you can return to your normal activities immediately after your treatment. Slight redness is normal and should subside within a few hours. For optimal results, our team recommends repeat sessions, spaced a few weeks part. We can recommend a treatment schedule based on your skin type, severity of your condition and desired results.
IPL therapy can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other treatments for more comprehensive results. SILK understands that no two patients are alike. Our trained and skilled nurses and aestheticians meet with patients individually in order to establish their specific concerns and goals, and make personalized skin care recommendations.
To learn more about IPL therapy and whether it can help you reverse sun damage, please contact SILK Medical Spa today.