IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is used to treat sun damage, diffuse redness, and stimulate surface collagen for pore refinement.
What is the Eterna IPL LASER?
Eterna IPL is a non-invasive approach to treating benign pigmented and vascular lesions. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
What areas can be treated?
The Eterna IPL is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
Your technician can customize the IPL to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
What Can I expect?
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffused redness and telangiectasias will decrease and your complexion will improve.
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
Will the spots and redness reappear over time?
New brown spots, telangiectasia and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.
Treatments & Pricing
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin.