Those of us with light skin may be frustrated by the noticeable effects of sun damage and broken capillaries. Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus is pleased to offer a special kind of laser treatment called IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light as an option to reduce the appearance of skin damage in lighter skin.
This procedure, sometimes known as a Photofacial, rejuvenates the skin through high intensity pulses of light. IPL stimulates new collagen growth resulting in smoother, more evenly-toned skin. IPL can also remove or fade dark spots on the skin and soften fine lines. While IPL isn’t painful, your skin will feel warm and you may feel a slight stinging sensation. You may experience some minor discomfort as the light is pulsed. Most patients do not require any downtime following IPL but your skin may be pink for a few hours. It is important to protect your skin from the sun following your treatment. After your IPL treatment the appearance of your skin will continue to improve as collagen is produced, even months later.
If you would like to improve the appearance of your skin and are interested in learning more about IPL, call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus today.