The length of a procedure is determined by how large the area being treated is, but most procedures will take about 30 minutes to one-hour total. Patients usually spend about 10 minutes with their numbing cream on before starting IPL to ensure a pleasant and pain free experience. A full face treatment takes only 10-15 minutes. Since you can apply make-up right after, IPL can be done on your lunch break or in the morning before you start your day since it’s such a quick procedure and requires zero downtime!
How long do results last?
The results of IPL can last for years as long as the skin is cared for properly with a sufficient skin care routine and sun protection.
How often does IPL need to be performed?
IPL can drastically improve your skin’s appearance within a week or two of the first treatment, but multiple sessions are recommended for most for maximum results. The number of sessions recommended depends on the area and severity of the problem and is highly individualized. The average patient undergoes 3 sessions per area treated, but there are instances where patients respond very well to just one treatment, or require more than 3 sessions to achieve the desired results.
What areas of the body can be treated with IPL?
You can use IPL on any part of your body that is affected by dark spots, brown spots, age spots, sun damage, acne scars, redness, or wrinkles. IPL is most commonly performed on the face, the neck, and the chest since those are usually the body parts that are exposed to the sun most often, but IPL can also be done on the arms, legs, etc.