Advanced Wellness Center
Physical Therapists & Pain Management Specialists located in Woodridge, IL
Intense pulsed light (IPL) can even out your skin tone, leaving you with younger-looking skin. The experts at Advanced Wellness Center in Woodridge, Illinois, offer personalized IPL treatment packages that cater to your individual needs. With the Medi Next Advanced IPL Laser System by Sollift, patients can also see the benefits of permanent hair removal at Advanced Wellness Center. Find out if IPL is right for you by booking a consultation online or by calling the clinic directly.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Q&A
What can IPL treat?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can restore your more youthful skin and resolve all those dark pigmentation issues you may have. IPL treatments can treat:
- Spider veins
- Brown or red spots
- Sun damage or age spots
- Fine lines/ wrinkles
Although IPL treatments are commonly requested for treating facial imperfections, you can also get IPL on your neck, chest, shoulders, hands, or other areas with dark spots. For those looking for permanent hair removal, the Medi Next Advanced IPL Laser System allows your provider to treat areas of your face and body with ease.
How does IPL work?
IPL treatments send rapid bursts of high-intensity light into your skin. As melanin, pigments in your skin, absorb the light, the energy is converted into heat. This effect destroys melanin-producing cells, forcing them to break apart.
Over time, broken-down pigmented lesions get pushed to the surface of your skin and flake away. What’s left behind is a fresh, new, healthier layer of skin that’s lighter and brighter than before.
Does IPL hurt?
Some skin revitalization or permanent hair removal treatments can be quite uncomfortable; however, because of the groundbreaking technology behind the Medi Next Advanced IPL Laser System, your photofacial treatment causes little to no discomfort.
IPL therapy has a specially designed cooling tip that soothes your skin with each burst of light, which makes your entire session virtually painless. Plus, it covers large areas with a fast repetition of light bursts, which reduces your overall treatment time, so you won’t have to worry about a long, painful procedure.
Is there any downtime after IPL?
You’re probably going to have some redness or puffiness after your IPL session at Advanced Wellness Center, although you won’t have any significant downtime. These minimal side effects tend to fade within a few hours. It’s perfectly safe to re-apply makeup, moisturizers, or other daily skin care products right after treatment.
Since your skin is going to be a little more sensitive to the sun after IPL, the team at Advanced Wellness Center encourages you to wear sunscreen daily and stay out of the sun as much as possible for at least a week. Otherwise, you risk burning your skin.
Book an IPL consultation to learn more about how these innovative treatments can help you. Schedule either online or over the phone.
Individual results may vary