At New Image Medical Spa, Surinder Sandhu, MD, uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat a wide range of skin conditions for her patients. With this noninvasive, transformative treatment, she corrects rosacea, acne, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and more. To learn more about how Dr. Sandhu alleviates unwanted skin conditions, call the office in Fremont, California, or book a visit online today.
As its name implies, IPL is a treatment that uses intense pulsed light to address imperfections in the skin. Also called photorejuvenation or a photofacial, this treatment uses light’s ability to harness energy to transform the appearance of your skin.
Dr. Sandhu directs the IPL into the surface of your skin, sending a specific wavelength of light into your skin. This wavelength targets imperfections in your skin, breaking them up. The result is rejuvenated, more even skin with a completely noninvasive procedure.
Dr. Sandhu offers IPL in part because it’s so versatile. With this treatment, she can address:
She can adjust the wavelength of light produced by the IPL device to target any of the above skin conditions, making this noninvasive treatment effective for your unique skin.
There’s no downtime with this procedure. Although your skin might be reddened and sensitive for a few hours after treatment, you can freely return to your normal activities. Be sure to protect your skin from the sun for at least 72 hours, though.
You’ll see some results from your treatment immediately, and they’ll continue to improve as your body’s natural processes kick in. For example, if excess pigment was treated, causing it to break up, your body will naturally remove it over the coming weeks. In some cases, your body may process the treated skin condition by bringing it to the surface of your skin, where you can simply wipe it away. It’s fairly common to notice particles like coffee grounds on the surface of your skin in the weeks after treatment.
Although one IPL treatment may be sufficient to deliver your desired results, most patients benefit from three to five treatments spaced roughly a month apart. Talk with Dr. Sandhu about your skin goals, and she can personalize a treatment program to you.
To learn more about the skin conditions IPL addresses and to find out if it’s right for you, call New Image Medical Spa, or make an appointment online today.