IPL Treatment in Chicago, IL View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anil Shah MD (@shahaesthetics) on Sep 18, 2018 at 2:16pm PDTWhat Is IPL?IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light is a not so much a laser as it is a very powerful flash of light. IPL is used to treat skin tone issues such as hyperpigmentation, brown spots, freckles, and sun damage. IPL is also powerful enough to treat redness such as broken capillaries or rosacea. How Does IPL Work?Different types of IPL treatments are used to target and repair different types of damage. The specific laser for your needs will be determined in your consultation with the Aestheticians. An IPL Laser treatment works by sending strong pulses of light into the skin. The laser penetrates into the deep tissue area of the skin where the skin damage originates. The road to clear skin is dependent on how many treatments the patient receives and is dependent on how badly the skin is damaged. Patients often see results between one to three treatments with no downtime. IS IPL RIGHT FOR ME?An ideal candidate for an IPL facial is someone who is considered a I-IV on the Fitzpatrick scale. Patients with deeper complexions need to be careful with lasers that emit heat, such as IPL, in order to avoid post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, also known as PIH. What is the downtime?A great feature of IPL is that there is little to no downtime. Patients will see their brown spots get darker and fade over the next few weeks. Expect to see the final result after one month. How many treatments do I need?For lighter browns, results can be seen in as little as one treatment. For more stubborn browns or reds a series of 3 treatments is recommended, spaced one month apart. Why Lumecca?Lumecca is the fastest and most powerful IPL device on the market. It delivers 3x more energy than its competitors in the 500-600 nm range. It’s strong cooling sapphire tip ensures maximum comfort. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our office and ask to speak with one of our skilled laser technicians today!