Have you heard about IPL treatments in Houston, TX? IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It is an effective and innovative facial therapy that uses light to minimize red spots, age-spots, unwanted hair, and other conditions for patients. Most people have skin features that cause them to be self-conscious. Photofacials with Dr. Simone Stalling offers solutions for many of these issues to enhance a patient’s confidence in their skin’s appearance. Are you ready to see if IPL is right for you? Contact AVIVA Dermatology for an initial consultation at 713-468-0303!

How Does IPL Work?

IPL is similar to laser skin treatment, but instead of one focused wavelength, the light released with IPL is scattered at different wavelengths. This scattering allows the treatment to penetrate down to the dermis layer of your skin without harming the epidermis, which is the top layer. This method causes less damage to your skin overall. When the skin’s pigment cells absorb the light energy produced by IPL, light is converted into heat, destroying the unwanted pigment. This results in minimization or elimination of freckles and other skin spots. During a Photofacial IPL procedure, patients and providers wear eye protection. The treatment takes about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being targeted. Overall, the procedure results in little to no discomfort. For optimal results, patients may require follow-up treatments that should be performed at monthly intervals so the skin can heal properly.

Benefits of IPL

IPL is a beneficial procedure in treating skin conditions such as age spots, freckles, areas of sun damage, rosacea, broken blood vessels, and more. The treatment sessions are quick, as is the recovery. In addition, the procedure does not damage the epidermis, which means fewer side effects for the correctly selected patient group. Do you have an area or feature of your skin that makes you feel self-conscious? IPL near you may be the answer to minimizing or eliminating the issue. To learn more about this effective procedure, contact Dr. Simone Stalling and our professional staff at AVIVA Dermatology. Your health and wellness are important – including the way you feel about your skin and its appearance.