IPL Might Be the Laser Alternative You’ve Been Looking For

IPL | Laser Alternative | Dr. Shaun Parson, Scottsdale

IPL Might Be the Laser Alternative You’ve Been Looking For

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a special kind of light therapy that transforms red, uneven, sun-damaged and aging skin into a radiant, even-toned complexion while minimizing lines and wrinkles. It’s one of the most popular treatments at Parson Skin Center, your leading Scottsdale MediSpa, but a lot of people still aren’t quite certain what makes it different than laser therapy.

Benefits of IPL Treatment

Similar to laser therapy, IPL can treat a wide range of skin conditions including age spots, birthmarks, freckles, rosacea, varicose veins, and it can even remove unwanted hair. The big difference between IPL and lasers is that a laser uses a single wavelength of light. However, IPL releases a variety of light wavelengths, similar to a photo flash. That’s why IPL is sometimes called a photo facial.

IPL light is much more scattered than a laser’s, and for many skin conditions, that’s a good thing. IPL can penetrate to the second layer of your skin without causing any damage to the top layer. Less damage means less downtime, allowing IPL to more easily fit into your busy lifestyle.

Your skin’s pigment cells are what absorbs the light energy, and that energy is then converted into heat. It’s the heat that vanquishes unwanted pigment like spots and freckles. It can also destroy hair follicles. IPL can be used anywhere on the body but is best used in more even areas. If you tend to keloid or have a lot of pigment, IPL might not be the best choice, but don’t worry. Your Scottsdale MediSpa leader has plenty of options to achieve the results you deserve.

Schedule your IPL consultation with Parson Skin Center today

Most IPL treatments take 20 – 30 minutes. IPL is quicker than comparative treatments and the recovery is much faster. However, you’ll need a few treatments to achieve optimal results. Are you interested in learning more about IPL or other available treatments? Call Parson Skin Center at (480) 282-8386 to book your consultation.