Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is commonly referred to as Photorejuvenation or Photofacial. This convenient procedure can eliminate signs of aging quickly and easily by reducing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, enlarged pores, fine lines, broken blood vessels/capillaries and background redness. At Schaumburg Dermatology we use the most advanced form of IPL, called Broadband Light (BBL), to provide your skin with a vibrant, revitalized appearance.
The Intense Pulse Light is gentle and non-ablative, and it can be applied to a wide range of areas on the body that have experienced any kind of aging or sun damage. The procedure is also a great option to help minimize the side effects of rosacea. Popular treatment areas include the face, neck, décolleté (chest), and hands.
When a client receives Intense Pulse Light treatments the result is a more even, brighter complexion, which provides a healthier, younger looking appearance. During this process, sunspots, age spots, benign brown pigments, and unattractive redness caused by broken capillaries may be completely eliminated.
How it Works
Using the “Forever BBL” module from Sciton, a broad range of wavelengths are emitted from a dual-light flash lamp for targeted treatment of a wide variety of skin conditions. The mild heat sensation felt during the procedure is a result of the light penetrating the tissue, and being absorbed by the skin’s vessels and melanin cells. Afterwards, the treated area will look flush (slightly pink). Any previous dark pigmented lesions will initially appear darker, and will naturally slough off and heal to bring forth fresher skin and a more even complexion.
Your Own Personal Consultation
At Schaumburg Dermatology, we provide our patients with more than just the procedure. Prior to receiving your first cosmetic treatment with us, a comprehensive Cosmetic Consultation is required to discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals. Learn how the procedures work and what to expect, so you can make an informed decision.
Take the Next Step
If you are interested in IPL treatments and would like to learn more about them, then give Schaumburg Dermatology a call at 847-534-0700 or request an appointment using our online appointment form to set up your consultation. When you come in for your consultation, be sure to ask us about IPL treatments or photorejuvenation procedures and the benefits they could offer you. We look forward to meeting you soon!
We are a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and service the Chicagoland area. Our office is a short distance from Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, Itasca, Elk Grove Village and Barrington.