IPL Specialist

Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic -  - Medical Aesthetics

Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic

Medical Aesthetics located in Ashburn, VA

If you’re troubled by hyperpigmentation, age spots, or acne, intense pulsed light (IPL) technology offers stunning results without surgery or downtime. The experienced team at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic uses the Lumenis® M22™ aesthetics system, which features both IPL and ResurFX™ for exceptional laser acne scar treatment and laser resurfacing. Treatments leave your skin smoother with a more even tone and a radiantly beautiful complexion. To brighten and rejuvenate your skin with IPL, schedule a consultation by calling the office in Ashburn, Virginia, or making an appointment online today.

IPL Q & A

What is IPL?

Intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL, is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that uses bursts of concentrated light to break up the pigment and cells that cause skin blemishes. Sometimes called a photofacial, IPL skin resurfacing treatments can balance skin tone and improve skin texture for smooth, youthful-looking skin.

How does IPL work?

IPL is similar to a laser, which delivers one focused wavelength of light to target skin cells. While it uses light energy like a laser, IPL therapy delivers pulses of different wavelengths rather than just one. This is useful for blemishes and scars because the pulses are effective at breaking down pigmentation and scar tissue. 

The precise light energy gently heats the pigments in your skin to the point of damage, so they break into tiny pieces. Your immune system then naturally eliminates these fragments. IPL and laser treatments also trigger the production of new collagen and stimulate cellular renewal to rejuvenate the deep layers of your skin without harming its surface.

The aesthetics professionals at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic use the M22 aesthetics platform by Lumenis. This advanced system features both IPL technology and ResurFX fractional laser technology, allowing your specialist to deliver both types of therapy in a single treatment for maximum skin resurfacing. 

Which conditions can laser resurfacing address?

The specialists at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic have extensive experience treating a wide range of conditions with the M22 laser platform, including:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Freckles
  • Acne scars and other scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Rosacea
  • Spider veins

The experts Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic can perform IPL treatments almost anywhere on your body; however, it’s most commonly performed on your face.

What should I expect during my treatment?

Your Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic specialist begins by cleansing your skin, and then they apply a gel to the target area. Using a special handpiece, they pass the light energy over your skin several times.

You may feel some warmth or a stinging sensation, similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. Most patients find this easy to tolerate. Treatments generally take 30 minutes or less to complete.

You may have a little irritation or redness in the treated area, but this usually goes away quickly. Depending on individual factors, you may need a series of three to six treatments for optimal results.

To schedule a consultation for IPL and laser skin resurfacing, call Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic or book online.