Intense Pulsed Light
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also known as a photofacial, uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced damage on the skin. IPL is a non-invasive treatment that can significantly improve skin tone by lightening or removing freckles, sun spots, and other forms of pigmentation. IPL can also be combined with photodynamic therapy for treatment of actinic keratoses (sun-induced precancerous growths) to decrease the risk of transformation into skin cancers. IPL is not appropriate for all skin types; Dr. Weiser will discuss with you during your consultation if you are a candidate for this treatment, how many treatments you will need to achieve your desired outcome, and how to time your treatments to maximize your results. Skin must be well sun protected prior to treatment, and diligently maintained after treatment due to heightened sun sensitivity and to prevent recurrence of pigmentation.