Intense Pulse Light (IPL) + Photo Facial | Age Spots | Columbus Ohio Dermatologist + Dermatology + Skin Care | Columbus, OH | Dublin, OH

IPL/Photofacial

Treats sun spots

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an anti-aging, laser therapy treatment that offers the added benefit of no downtime.

It is an effective treatment for many skin conditions, including the pigmentation associated with scars, acne and sun damage.

How it Works/What To Expect

Using a specific wavelength of light, IPL/Photofacial delivers a precise amount of light deep within the skin through a series of gentle pulses.

The light increases the production of collagen and is absorbed by discolored pigment in the skin. The discoloration, if you have it, is broken into particles that are either removed by the body’s natural immune system or sloughed off the surface of the skin.

During the 15- to 30-minute treatment, expect a bright light followed by a mild and temporary stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Pigmented spots will darken and eventually flake off, however, they will not be noticeable nor should they affect your work or social schedule. Patients with no brown, red or dark pigmented spots will not experience this type of flaking.

For optimal results, Dr. Clinton usually recommends 4 to 6 treatments, 3 to 6 weeks apart. She may recommend IPL/Photofacial as part of a longer-term maintenance plan.

Patient Instructions

Use cold compresses as needed for comfort. See complete treatment instructions.

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