Here is a before and after photo of a patient who had Intense pulsed light (IPL) for her sun damaged hands. She loved her results, and so do we! IPL therapy is considered a non-ablative resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis). The results are not as dramatic as ablative resurfacing, where both the dermis and epidermis are injured to produce a much more noticeable overall outcome. The advantage of IPL therapy is its minimal downtime – a patient can often have the procedure done in their lunch break and return to work immediately afterwards.
IPL is utilized to improve the appearance of the following skin problems: small vascular lesions (including spider angiomas, broken facial veins, rosy cheeks, and rosacea), freckles caused by sun damage, wrinkles, and removal of unwanted dark hair. The procedure of rejuvenating aged skin is referred to as photorejuvenation, and requires a series of IPL treatments.
Dr. Cindy N. Berthelot, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist treating patients in the greater Houston community, including Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Deer Park, Dickinson, Pearland, Alvin, Seabrook, Kemah, Webster, Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, and Santa Fe, Texas. To make an appointment with Dr. Berthelot, please contact us at 281.480.7272.