IPL in Webster, TX

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What is IPL?

If you feel self-conscious about your complexion because of dark spots or sun damage, our teams at Clear Lake Dermatology in League City and Webster, TX offer comprehensive skin exams and innovative treatments. To combat the effects of sun damage, we proudly provide intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy with Lumenis® M22. A photofacial with IPL is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin for patients with hyperpigmentation problems on their face and neck. IPL is not an invasive treatment, but it is still very effective and produces great results. Our board-certified dermatologists use intense wavelengths of light that heat the skin to encourage regeneration and boost collagen production. Over time, you should see a healthier complexion with improved tone and decreased dark spots.

Ideal Candidates

With little to no downtime, an IPL photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to improve several complexion problems, particularly sunspots and brown lesions. Usually, ideal candidates for IPL photofacials have certain skin problems that affect their complexion, like rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, visible pores, flushing, melasma, age, sun spots, or spider veins. During your private consultation, our dermatologists will assess your complexion to determine whether IPL will work for your concerns and skin.

How Does IPL Work?

IPL treatments take 20 – 30 minutes to complete and take place in one of our private procedure rooms. We begin your treatment by cleaning and drying your skin before covering your eyes with special goggles. After putting on your eye protection, our dermatologists will gently pass the handheld IPL photofacial device over your skin. The device emits pulses of laser energy that reduce hyperpigmentation. While many patients experience mild discomfort throughout IPL, the prickling sensation only lasts for a short amount of time, which most patients find easy to manage.

What to Expect

There usually is no recovery time associated with a photofacial treatment, but your complexion may appear a little red and inflamed after the procedure. This will naturally subside in about a day, and you can conceal the redness with makeup if you want. Our dermatologists at Clear Lake Dermatology recommend keeping a specialized cream on your skin to minimize irritation and promote healing. Additionally, you may want to take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce swelling. After 2 – 5 days, irregularities that rested under your skin will come to the surface and begin to flake off. After an IPL photofacial treatment, we strongly recommend that patients use sun protection and avoid picking at any peeling skin. While you should see some visible improvements after the first session, your complexion will attain the best results after multiple IPL treatments. Our dermatologists recommend having 3 – 6 sessions spaced a month apart.

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Average Cost  
$100 - $425
Recovery Time  
1 - 2 weeks
How Long It Takes  
.5 - 1 hour
Follow Up Time  
4 weeks
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When we're young, we don't worry as much about our skin. But after spending many years in the sun without proper protection, many people notice hyperpigmentation and other visible skin conditions. If you experience any of these issues, you may want to consider treatments that rejuvenate your skin. We encourage you to learn more about IPL laser treatments with Lumenis M22 by calling one of our offices in League City or Webster, TX and making an appointment. With IPL laser treatments at Clear Lake Dermatology, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to create a more youthful glow and a smoother complexion.

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