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IPL treatment, or intense pulsed light therapy, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the skin's texture. The goal is to give your skin a clearer and more even, youthful look.

IPL therapy treats a range of skin pigment and blood vessel issues on areas such as your:

  • Face
  • Hands
  • Neck
  • Chest

These issues may be due to sun damage, hormonal changes, or a genetic vascular condition.

IPL treatment is safe for most people. It's a low-risk, non-invasive way to correct skin or vein issues.


Q: I am a skin type 5/6, am I a candidate for IPL? +

A: Unfortunately, not,

IPL treatment has the best results for people who have lighter skin tones. If you have darker skin tones, it may not be the best option for treating your pigment, vein, or other skin issues. However, we do offer several safe and effective alternative treatments for darker skin tones!

Our highly trained staff will review the expected results with you before you have the treatment.

Q: How many sessions will it take to achieve the results I am looking for? +

A: For most skin conditions, you'll need about 3 to 6 treatments about a month apart. Spacing out appointments gives your skin time to heal. Most clients purchase a series of 3 before, that can be used anytime.


You'll need to prepare for a few days or weeks before your treatments.

  • Avoid self-tanners, sunbathing and tanning for 2 weeks before treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, chemical peels, or cosmetic injections for 14 days before treatment.
  • Stop taking antibiotics for at least 2 weeks before treatment.
  • Do not wear lotions on the day of treatment.
  • Do not take aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements the day of your treatment as these may increase some risks.
  • It may feel like you have a mild sunburn for a few hours. You can use a cooling gel pack or cold compress to soothe the skin.
  • Your skin may feel sensitive for a few days, expect minor redness 24-48 hours after treatment.
  • Apply 50 SPF daily following treatments and avoid direct sun exposure for up to 2 weeks.
  • Call our office if you have any problems or questions.