Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial

Smooth, healthy-looking skin enhances your whole appearance. Sometimes, though, fine lines, freckles, uneven pigmentation, and other effects of aging or genetics can make your skin look less healthy and less flattering. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a safe, noninvasive Michigan skin rejuvenation treatment that can target and correct problems such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age and sun spots
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Port-wine stains
  • Facial spider veins

Michigan IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Like Kalamazoo laser hair removal treatments, IPL emits a precise amount of light energy that targets and destroys problematic skin cells or unwanted hair. With IPL, however, this amount of energy is transmitted as a brief pulse, allowing your Michigan skin rejuvenation specialist to focus the treatment on specific areas without significantly affecting the normal tissues nearby. As the IPL energy destroys problem skin cells, it stimulates the body to replace them with new, healthy cells, and in the process smooth out smaller wrinkles naturally.

This treatment is highly versatile and can create subtle but significant improvements to the tone and texture of the skin, but it is also relatively fast and typically takes less than an hour to perform. IPL is painless; at most, patients may experience a stinging sensation and some redness, which typically disappears within an hour of treatment.

Most IPL treatments show some results instantly, though for best results most patients will require 3-5 sessions, and wrinkle-reduction treatments may take a week or two for results to improve as the skin restores itself. IPL is popular as a stand-alone procedure but can also supplement other surgical and nonsurgical treatments such as facelift and eyelid surgery.

The IPL specialists at Great Lakes Plastic & Hand Surgery have received special training in a wide selection of Michigan skin rejuvenation procedures. Learn more about their extensive menu of options and commitment to personalized care when you request a consultation with them online or get in touch with them today at (269) 329-2900 (Kalamazoo/Portage) or (269) 979-0900 (Battle Creek).

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