Intense pulse light (IPL) is a new technique used to treat rosacea, liver spots or discolouration of the skin. A high intensity light is used to correct these skin conditions with virtually no down time and minimal discomfort. Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), a topical medication that allows the light to penetrate more deeply, may also be used during these treatments. Incorporating IPL into a skin care program will rejuvenate the skin, making the complexion more uniform and the texture smoother.
The skin is protected with a chilled treatment head and a cooling gel. Some patients may also prefer to apply a topical anesthetic cream before each treatment for enhanced comfort. The light passes into the skin and when it reaches the desired target – liver spots, broken and dilated blood vessels, wrinkles and other skin conditions – converts to heat energy. The heat eliminates the skin condition over a series of treatment sessions. Treatments are scheduled based on the skin condition, its extent, and severity.
Dr. Kesarwani will provide detailed pre and post treatment care and instructions during a consultation.
If you’d like to learn more about the Intense Pulse Light procedure, contact us now to book your confidential appointment with Dr. Kesarwani.
Dr. Kesarwani can also show you before and after Intense Pulsed Light photos from patients he has performed the procedure on previously, during your consultation.