There is a wide variety of skin problems that can be corrected with either IPL treatment or treatment with a vascular laser. At Lupo Center, we use the Excel V laser or IPL to target brown and red discoloration, facial veins, unwanted hair, acne scarring and more. Skin treated with IPL or vascular laser will become smoother in texture, and there will be a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, as well. Rosacea is another condition that can be significantly improved with light treatments, as medications alone rarely provide complete relief from symptoms such as redness and flushing.
IPL treatments differ from laser treatments, using broad band light energy from the visible and near-infrared light spectrum. Treatment with intense pulsed light is a safe and effective, non-invasive way to address photoaging. In fact, this form of skin rejuvenation is sometimes referred to as a “fotofacial” or “photorejuvenation.” IPL works by applying heat to tighten and shrink targeted blood vessels while simultaneously stimulating the production of new collagen for improved skin texture.
IPL & Vascular Lasers at Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
IPL & Vascular lasers are energy-based devices that help improve skin redness, flushing, and inflammation. They also reduce broken capillaries and larger veins on the face and the legs.
They work by targeting the hemoglobin in the blood vessel, causing the blood vessel to spasm and shrink.
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. That means that it's a broadband of wavelength light that improves the redness and often brown spots and overall rejuvenation of the skin by stimulating collagen production.
The vascular lasers are precise to one wavelength, we use the Excel V, a 532-nanometer laser, and we use it for Rosacea, redness, and sun damage.
Is there any downtime after treatment?
IPL & Vascular lasers are considered no downtime treatments. You may have a little bit of redness and puffiness, but it is inconsequential and normal activities can be continued.
Most people need a series of 3 sessions spaced 3 - 4 weeks apart for optimal long-term results.
Please feel free to contact us if you need further information.
The gentleness of IPL and vascular lasers in the care of skin conditions allows patients to immediately return to their normal routine. There is no downtime and no side effects to either type of treatment, which may be performed on the same day as an important event or even during your lunch hour. It is possible to apply makeup immediately following a treatment session.
IPL and vascular laser treatments are ideal for many of our patients. We recommend that a good skin care program be instituted after treatment so that optimal results may be maintained for a longer period of time.
Dr. Mary Lupo has the precise training and experience to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact the Lupo Center for your consultation today.