IPL

Reduce Spots, Wrinkles, and Vascular Lesions in Rockland, Maine

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Intense Pulsed Light

Intense pulsed light (IPL) from Rockland, Maine’s team of dedicated registered nurses at Skin Klinic & Day Spa is a non-surgical and non-ablative aesthetic procedure for improving the texture of the skin and creating a more uniform color. Although IPL—sometimes called a photofacial—is beneficial for many patients, you will need to set up a consultation with our Skin Klinic & Day Spa team to find out whether light treatments with ICON by Cynosure would be the best option for your skin type and concerns.

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Contact Skin Klinic & Day Spa for intense pulsed light (IPL) in Rockland, Maine. Men and women in the area–including Knox, Lincoln, Kennebec, and beyond–can request a consultation online, or call (207) 594-7003.

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What is IPL?

IPL uses powerful light energy to promote healing and improvements in the skin, and it has been used for both cosmetic and medical purposes over the years. One of its first applications was treating vascular lesions such as telangiectasias—more commonly referred to as spider veins. Since then, it has become one of the most commonly chosen skin rejuvenation treatments in the United States.

Your skin is constantly exposed to harsh elements, including pollution and ultraviolet radiation. Sun damage, inflammation, and injuries are common causes of unwanted concentrations of pigmentation in the skin. Additionally, collagen loss due to aging and sun exposure can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Vascular lesions such as birthmarks and broken blood vessels due to genetics, sun exposure, weather changes, and other factors can also produce an uneven complexion. All of these problems can be addressed with intense pulsed light.

How Does Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Work?

IPL works in a similar way to laser treatments, because they both use light to rapidly heat the areas that they target. One of the major differences between the two options, however, is the type of light source used. Intense pulsed light devices emit powerful bursts of light energy in multiple wavelengths, as opposed to a laser resurfacing procedure that employs one focused wavelength.

The light from an IPL treatment acts on specific pigmented cells in the skin, which absorb the energy and quickly heat to damaging temperatures. This can “kill off” the cells that form unwanted lesions, cause visible veins to collapse, shut down hair follicles, prompt collagen production, reduce inflammation and bacteria, and more—all while passing through the outer layer to reach the middle layer.

What Can IPL Treat?

IPL is commonly used to safely treat brown, red, or blotchy pigmentation on any area of the body. The registered nurses at Skin Klinic & Day Spa can use IPL to address a wide range of skin problems, including age spots, acne, sun damage, freckles, dark spots from hormonal changes, scars, stretch marks, birthmarks, varicose veins, rosacea, and broken blood vessels on the face. It can also be used to remove unwanted hair from the face, neck, back, chest, legs, underarms, and bikini line.

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The Skin Klinic & Day Spa team, with experience in both medical cosmetics and dermatology, can address a wide range of aesthetic issues due to aging, sun damage, and more. Every session involves treating not just the specific issue, but balancing results so they look natural and harmonize with the rest of the face and body.

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The Skin Klinic & Day Spa team, with experience in both medical cosmetics and dermatology, can address a wide range of aesthetic issues due to aging, sun damage, and more. Every session involves treating not just the specific issue, but balancing results so they look natural and harmonize with the rest of the face and body.

Why Choose Skin Klinic & Day Spa for IPL?

Powerful light treatments should always be administered by practitioners who are skilled and experienced in the technology. Our registered nurses will guide each patient through the necessary steps, from preparation to aftercare.

It’s important to get IPL from an establishment with a medically trained and highly experienced staff, instead of simply going with the first place you might find after searching for “best IPL photofacial near me” online. As the popularity of aesthetic treatments has increased, the owners at many spas and beauty salons or primary care physicians have begun to administer laser and light treatments despite not having the skill or sufficient training to do so.

The licensed, registered nurses at Skin Klinic & Day Spa are trained specifically in a range of medical aesthetic procedures, including light-based options like IPL.

What Is the IPL Experience at Skin Klinic & Day Spa?

After cleansing the skin, a registered nurse will apply a cool gel to the surface to reduce discomfort due to the heat generated by the intense pulsed light. Patients will also be required to wear dark glasses for eye protection. Most patients will experience a mild stinging sensation—like a rubber band snapping against the skin—but we typically hear that the experience is easy to tolerate. A typical IPL session lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, although it might take more than an hour to fully treat larger areas of skin.

What Can I Expect from IPL Recovery and Results?

You’ll be able to resume your typical activities without any recovery time following IPL, though your skin will feel as if it has been sunburned. Redness, sensitivity, and swelling are common side effects that may persist for several hours. Sun exposure should be avoided during this time.

Patients may need between three to six treatments, with one month between each session, to get optimal results.

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20 Summer StRockland, ME04841, United StatesCall: (207) 594-7003

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Which Other Skin Resurfacing Treatments Are Available at Skin Klinic & Day Spa?

In addition to this light-based treatment, Skin Klinic & Day Spa also offers skin resurfacing procedures to promote skin cell turnover and remove dead skin, enhancing the overall skin tone and texture. Options include ICON laser skin revitalization, chemical peels, and dermabrasion. BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau™ help to smooth wrinkles that are linked to active facial muscles. Patients can use the Juvéderm®, Restylane®, or RHA® collections to add volume to sagging or hollow areas and make wrinkles less noticeable.