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Photorejuvenation (Intense Pulsed Light – IPL)

A healthy, clear, luminous skin can help maintain your youthful appearance. Photorejuvenation with intense pulsed light can help smooth facial wrinkles, correct uneven pigmentation and minimize the effects of flushing and rosacea. We are pleased to offer photorejuvenation with the Sciton® Balanced Broadband Light (BBL™) system to help you achieve a smoother, more even, healthier skin.

With Dr. O’Connell’s skilled oversight our patients receive a comprehensive approach to their skin care specifically tailored to their unique needs and BBL™ is often the cornerstone of that plan.

What is Photorejuvenation?

This term, which literally means rejuvenating the skin with light, is usually applied to procedures employing intense pulsed light (IPL) and related technologies. Unlike lasers that utilize monochromatic light, IPL employs light of various wavelengths to improve the appearance of photo-aged skin and reduce the visibility of most benign brown pigments and redness caused by capillaries.

Photorejuvenation (Intense Pulsed Light – IPL) FAQs

  • What benefits can photorejuvenation with intense pulsed light provide?

    Because photorejuvenation utilizes light encompassing a broad spectrum of wavelengths there are many potential benefits and multiple skin conditions can be treated. Pigmented lesions such as freckles, age spots, melasma and blotchy pigmentation, along with vascular lesions including rosacea are commonly treated. Photorejuvenation also reduces fine lines and wrinkles as it gently stimulates collagen production. IPL has also been utilized to reduce the embarrassment of flushing and it can help diminish the appearance of some scars.

  • What areas can be treated with IPL?

    Photorejuvenation can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, arms and hands – almost anywhere that sun damage is seen. Photorejuvenation of the face is often referred to as a “photofacial.”

  • Is there down time with photorejuvenation?

    Intense pulsed light treatments are non-invasive with minimal discomfort. Patients are able to return immediately to their routine activities.