Intense Pulsed Light

Intense Pulsed Light Treatments in Virginia Beach

Intense Pulsed LightIPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a non-laser treatment utilizing a broad spectrum intense pulsed light. At Restoration MedSpa in Virginia Beach we can treat numerous conditions with the Cynosure Palomar Icon™.

Here are a few of the many conditions we can treat with IPL:
• Rosacea
• Brown spots and discolorations
• Sun damage
• Blood vessels
• Acne/Acne Scarring
• Wrinkles & Skin Aging
• Skin Tightening
• Stretch Marks
• New & Old Scars
• Surgical Scars

Who is a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates for IPL treatments are those who wish to eliminate sun-damage or discoloration to their skin for a more even skin tone. Those with deep or tanned skin have a higher risk for complications with this treatment, so a consultation with one of our clinical aestheticians is required to determine if IPL treatments can benefit you.

How Does IPL Work?

IPL differs from laser treatments in that varied wavelengths are utilized to treat a variety of skin concerns at once, while lasers employ a single concentrated wavelength. When an IPL treatment is performed, heat from the intense light is absorbed by the skin. Areas darker in nature such as age spots or vascular lesions absorb more light, thermally neutralizing the pigmented cells or coagulating the vascular lesion.

Palomar ICON FRACTIONAL LASER

This nonsurgical treatment option is ideal for clients seeking to minimize the appearance of:
• Old and new scars
• Stretch marks
• Wrinkles
• Sun spots
• Loose, lax skin
• Collagen Loss
• Surgical scarring
• Acne scars
• Melasma

The fractional laser works by using fractional laser light to break down deep or superficial imperfections and naturally trigger healthy, new tissue growth. It’s a fast, easy procedure that can be appropriate for almost all skin types. Fractional laser skin resurfacing represents a great advancement in aesthetics because it helps clients look and feel their best without having to undergo painful invasive surgical procedures with significant recovery time. Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments from Associates in Plastic Surgery use the most advanced laser technology to target skin imperfections without harming surrounding tissue. Healing time is fast and most procedures can be performed in 45 minutes or less with minimal discomfort and excellent, long-term results. Most patients see best results after a series of 1-5 treatments.

Results

There are little to no downtime associated with IPL treatments, though cold packs can help to reduce any swelling that may occur. They have also been shown to stimulate collagen and tighten skin over the course of weeks following a procedure. In treatment of dyschromia, or age spots, superficial crusting of the treated areas is to be expected and usually resolves within 1-2 weeks.

IPL treatments are an effective and gentle way to rejuvenate skin and blend skin tone on all parts of the body including face, chest, backs of the hands, and arms. Contact us today for a complementary consultation and pricing!