IPL Therapy

St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa -  - Aesthetic Medical Clinic

St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa

Aesthetic Medical Clinic & HRT Pellet Placement Specialists located in St. Petersburg, FL

Acne scars and brown spots are hard to clear up on your own. At St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa in St. Petersburg, Florida, Eugene DeLucia, DO, and his experienced aesthetic team use IPL therapy to eliminate hyperpigmentation, unwanted freckles, and many other skin concerns in as few as three treatments. Schedule an appointment with St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa by calling the office or by booking a visit online now.

IPL Therapy Q & A

What is IPL therapy?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that uses a special light to improve the tone and texture of your skin.

St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa uses the Venus Versa™ IPL function with SMARTPULSE™ to break up hyperpigmentation and vascular lesions without surgery.

How is IPL therapy different from laser therapy?

IPL therapy and laser technology are similar treatments in that they are both light-based procedures that can treat a wide range of skin conditions.

The main difference between the two is that IPL therapy uses a broad spectrum of pulsed light wavelengths to cover wider areas of the skin, while laser therapy precisely targets specific areas of the skin.

What can IPL therapy treat?

St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa uses IPL therapy to treat skin tone and texture concerns around the face, neck, and hands. IPL therapy may be the right nonsurgical treatment for you if you have:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown spots
  • Rosacea
  • Unwanted hair
  • Broken blood vessel
  • Scars

Many people also turn to IPL therapy to minimize the appearance of dark birthmarks and port-wine stains.

How should I prepare for IPL therapy?

Sun exposure can interfere with your IPL results and damage your skin. For the best results, avoid tanning beds and lying out in the sun for at least four weeks before your initial IPL treatment. It’s also important not to wax or apply any irritants (perfume, makeup, etc.) to your skin before visiting the office.

Talk to your St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa provider about any medications you’re currently taking before your first treatment to avoid complications.

What happens during IPL therapy?

Most IPL treatments take about 20-30 minutes, but larger treatment areas can take up to an hour or more. Before beginning your treatment, your provider uses a local anesthetic to numb your skin. IPL shouldn’t be overly painful, but it can feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin.

Finally, your provider rubs a clear gel on your skin and gives you dark glasses to protect your eyes. Then they run the handheld light over the treatment area to break up unwanted pigmentation.

When will I see results after IPL therapy?

Immediately after your treatment, your skin may look and feel like you have a sunburn. These side effects are generally mild and should disappear within the first few days after your treatment.

While you recover, it’s important to use sunscreen regularly — reapply at least once every two hours — and avoid sun exposure whenever possible.

You may notice visible results after your first treatment, however, most people need three to seven treatments to achieve the results they want.

To schedule an IPL visit, call St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa, or book an appointment online now.