Intense Pulsed Light Houston
Intense Pulsed Light
The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an advanced technology used to treat:
- Unwanted Hair
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Small Blood Vessels
- Large Pores
- Facial Lines and Wrinkles
IPL is one the most advanced total body skin rejuvenation systems available today. The selective photothermolysis process involves computer-controlled pulses of light set to a particular wavelength, intensity and duration. Dr. Marc Longo can target a specific chromophore in the skin based on the patient’s unique characteristics. This procedure usually requires at least six (thirty to sixty minute) sessions spread over time for best results.
The light is defocused through crystal prismatic filters that allow only the specific wavelength of light to reach the intended target. Although this treatment is non-invasive, it is very effective in treating a variety of skin conditions (see below) because of its dual versatility. Not only does the laser treat abnormal dermal aesthetics, but it can also treat sub-dermal tissue, such as hair follicles, using the EPI modality.
Dr. Longo is recognized as a National IPL Physician Trainer and has performed hundreds of sessions.
IPL treatments stimulate production of collagen, creating a tighter smoother revitalized appearance. There is essentially no downtime, and patients can return to normal activity after a session. Results can be effective for years to come with proper care and maintenance. Once an initial series of treatments have successfully been fulfilled, only a biannual visit for a single session is necessary to keep the effects of a more youthful vibrant appearance. Long lasting positive changes can be seen months after the first treatment. Most patients can expect a 25-50 % or greater improvement in skin-rejuvenation over time.
It is very important that the prescribed treatment regimen be followed precisely for best results. A complete line of medically formulated skin care products are available to aid in the quick healing, recovery, and maintenance of your newly revitalized skin.