IPL Laser in Kelowna
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light treatment is unique for its ability to distribute a spectrum of light over a treated area. Since most other laser treatments only omit light in one wavelength, having the ability to give treatments with a spectrum of light means more versatility in handling different conditions.
How Does an IPL Treatment in Kelowna Work?
IPL uses energy from a spectrum of light wavelengths to heat a targeted skin area, damaging the problem layers of skin and causing the body to eliminate the unwanted tissue. As the tissue is discarded, the body produces new, fresh layers of skin, void of problems/defects.
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What Conditions Does an IPL Laser Treat?
What is the Procedure for an IPL Laser Treatment?
At Kelowna Vein Clinic, the average IPL appointment is 5-15 minutes and involves several steps. First the targeted area is cleaned and dried in preparation for the laser treatment. Next, a numbing cream or cooling gel is applied over the treatment area to minimize any discomfort caused by the upcoming procedure. Lastly, the IPL laser treatment is administered to the targeted area.
What is the Recovery Time after IPL Treatment?
Immediate – patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately. Skin may remain red from the treatment for 1-3 days. These temporary effects should not cause any interference with normal activity. In the case of Brown Spots, patients can expect the treated spots to turn darker brown and then flake off the skin in the 1-2 weeks following the treatment. To ensure optimal recovery it is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure and keep the skin well moisturized.
What Are the Expected Results of an IPL Laser Treatment?
More even color of the skin, less irregularity, and an even complexion are the common results of an IPL treatment. Best results are always achieved with a series of 1-4 treatments.