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Does IPL have side effects?

At SkinSmart Dermatology, we offer a range of services to help patients in looking and feeling their best, especially when it comes to their skin. With IPL treatments with our estheticians, patients in the Sarasota, FL area can enhance their appearance without surgical interventions or painful injectables. Using intense pulsed light, our team can address a wide range of conditions that affect the skin’s appearance and health.

What is IPL therapy?

The estheticians at SkinSmart Dermatology describe IPL therapy as a photo-rejuvenation treatment that uses intense pulses of light to improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin concerns. IPL therapy can be used on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

Does IPL treatment have side effects?

IPL therapy is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any downtime. The esthetician will apply a cool gel to the treatment area and then move a hand-held device over the skin. Most people report feeling a slight warmth during the treatment.

After the procedure, you may have some redness and swelling, but this usually goes away within a few hours. You should avoid exposure to the sun for at least 24 hours after IPL therapy. Your esthetician will give you specific instructions on how to care for your skin after the procedure. There are typically no side effects outside of redness and swelling which dissipates on its own, making this a very safe yet effective procedure for patients seeking improved skin texture and tone.

What are the primary benefits of IPL treatments?

Some of the advantages of IPL treatments include:

  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Stimulated collagen production
  • Reduced appearance of age spots, sun damage, and other pigmentation issues
  • Reduced facial redness, including redness and flushing associated with rosacea
  • Tighter, firmer skin

How do I learn more about intense pulsed light treatments?

Our estheticians are proud to offer IPL therapy to patients ready to rejuvenate and transform their skin. If you reside in the Sarasota, FL area or surrounding communities and are interested in learning more about the advantages of this or other skincare services, call 941-308-7546 to request a visit. Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams can evaluate a patient and determine if they could benefit from IPL treatments.

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