Photorejuvenation: Treat Sun Damage and Reduce Pore Size
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, which is also referred to as photorejuvenation, helps treat sun damage and reduce pore size. Patients may also notice that the skins overall surface looks more luminous. LimeLight is Cutera’s trademarked IPL device, and it’s the only programmable treatment on the market. This device allows us to more accurately customize your IPL photorejuvenation treatment to your skin type.
How Does IPL Work?
LimeLight IPL selectively treats the red or brown pigmented areas of the skin. This is the same exact method that produces the therapeutic effect.
What Particular Areas can be Treated?
IPL Photorejuvenation treats most areas with sunspots and sun damage, redness or freckles. The most popular areas for treatment are the face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms and hands because they have suffered from the most sun exposure.
- Sun Damage
- Pore Size
- 20 Minutes
What Does IPL Feel Like?
When the hand piece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you will feel a brief, stinging, heated sensation.
Can Anyone Have IPL Done?
If you have light or medium colored skin, you may be a good candidate for photorejuvenation using the LimeLight IPL device. If you have darker skin tones, this may not be the best option for you. We can let you know if you’re a candidate at the time of your consultation.
“Malinda is amazing! She takes the time to hear you out and never once did I feel rushed when she was explaining treatments and answering my questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone!” — Megan
What can I Expect Afterwards?
Immediately following the IPL photorejuvenation treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. During the next one to three weeks, spots that were dark will start to fade and flake off. Expect some swelling for about a day or two if you have diffuse redness on the veins, but it should subside in a few days.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Typically, one to three IPL photorejuvenation treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very dark spots or excessive sun damage.
When Will I See Results?
Most patients see significant improvement within two to three weeks of treatment. However, your final result may not be apparent for several months. Call us in Lake Worth or Palm Beach Gardens at (561) 641-9490 to schedule your IPL photorejuvenation treatment