Due to COVID-19 circulating in our community, the Charis Clinic is only scheduling aesthetic procedures for current patients. Charis Clinic is not accepting new aesthetic patients at this time.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an innovative method of photo rejuvenation that improves your skin's texture, tone and appearance. It is a perfect treatment to turn blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored skin into a radiant complexion. Minimize large pores, freckles, or wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest for a rejuvenated appearance.
Brown and Red Spots, Freckles, Sun Damage, Spider Veins, Redness, Rosacea, Pigmentation Imperfections
IPL is Intense Pulsed Light that emits multiple wavelengths into the skin and effectively targets pigment producing cells below the surface of the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy and destroys the hyperactive melanin producing cells in the layers of your skin, eventually dispersing pigmented areas. The spots are pulled to the surface, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that eventually flakes off revealing beautiful, radiant skin beneath.
IPL results can improve over time, with best results being seen three months after the last treatment. Sun protection and skin care maintenance are essential to the longevity of the results. Overexposure to the sun will bring back old spots and freckles. Dullness may return if proper exfoliation during daily routines is neglected. A new series of treatments are recommended every year for optimal results.
IPL would not necessarily be called painful, but it can be uncomfortable. Some patients liken the feeling to a rubber band snapping on their skin.
The length of treatment is dependent on the number of areas being treated and the number of passes the esthetician makes on the area. For reference, getting an IPL on the face would take about 30 minutes.
After the treatment, the esthetician will again clean and remove the gel. You will likely be slightly red, but there is no significant down time. You are free to reapply make up right away and return to your normal skin care routine. Be sure to stay out of the sun for at least the next week and be consistent in sun screen application.