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IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser treatment, also referred to as photorejuvenation treatment, or photofacial treatment, is a nonsurgical cosmetic skin procedure commonly used to correct skin irregularities and reverse the signs of aging.

Neroli Spa and Beauty Lounge offers IPL under the supervision of Dr. Robert Schmidt, Facial Plastic Surgeon, who will prescribe a treatment plan to address your specific needs. Our medical spa specialists provide the highest quality care, paying careful attention to your aesthetic needs, safety, and comfortability to ensure a fulfilling experience. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and discover your secret to younger-looking skin!

What is IPL?

IPL technology enables high-intensity laser beams to emit from a filtered flashlamp. The beams are filled with plasma energy that is channeled through the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) to the deeper skin layers (the dermis), in order to dissolve and destroy the unwanted skin cells, and promote the growth of new skin cells in the targeted area, thereby removing unwanted pigmentation.

When can I expect results?

IPL laser treatment first results in a more even skin tone and overall improved complexion. Broken capillaries and redness due to skin conditions, such as Rosacea, can be resolved in one or two sessions. The reduction of age spots and liver spots, as well as hyperpigmentation from melasma, require multiple treatment sessions, the number depending on the depth of the skin condition. Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles by “filling” the skin from the inside out with new skin cells, after the old “zapped” cells have been destroyed and replaced, also requires multiple sessions, which vary in length and quantity. Scars, birth marks, and stretch marks are also reduced with continual treatment. All results are long-term to permanent. Ultimately, results will vary from person to person.

Is there downtime?

No! IPL patients experience no post-treatment downtime, and may resume their schedules and normal activities immediately after their appointment at Neroli Med Spa and Beauty Lounge in Charlottesville, VA

How many IPL treatments will I need?

Many of our patients have experienced some improvement after a single IPL treatment. A series of three or more IPL treatments at Neroli Med Spa and Beauty Lounge is recommended to achieve optimal results.

Who is an ideal candidate for IPL?

IPL laser treatment patients range widely in age and skin condition. Patients with corrective goals commonly use IPL to reduce skin irregularities caused by sun damage. Hyperpigmentation, the technical term for skin discoloration, appears in the form of age spots and liver spots. Another form of hyperpigmentation is melasmas, caused by pregnancy or menopause. IPL patients also use the treatment to reduce the appearance of scars, birthmarks, and. stretch marks. Fine lines and wrinkles can be diminished with multiple sessions. Patients with younger, less problematic skin, who use treatment as more of a preventative anti-aging solution, generally seek an overall improved complexion by way of a more even skin tone, and the radiance of a “new” layer of skin cells.

Would you like to learn more about IPL and how IPL can help you rediscover younger-looking skin? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation! We can’t wait to hear from you!