Intense Pulsed Light
Intense pulsed light (IPL), also called “photofacial” or broadband light, delivers light to the skin to target the signs of aging and sun damage and give you a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance with little downtime. IPL is an effective and safe aesthetic treatment for lighter skin types. A 2013 groundbreaking study from Stanford University revealed that intense pulse light can restore gene expression of aged human skin to resemble much younger skin. Results from another study the same year revealed that patients who maintain regular treatments over time can reduce and delay signs of skin aging. Over a median of 9 years, patients who underwent annual or biannual treatments actually looked about 2 years younger than before they began treatments!
IPL is also useful for hair reduction in lighter skinned persons.
IPL can also be paired with laser resurfacing for a combined approach to address discoloration, redness, lines and wrinkles.
All IPL treatments at VibrantSkin are performed by Dr. Buster. For more on IPL, see Dr. Buster’s blog here.
Below patient photos are before and after three (3) IPL treatments.