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October 1, 2020

Reveal Beautiful Skin with IPL🌟

Are you guilty of spending hours in the sun?☀️It happens to the best of us and, even if you’re really good at slathering on sunscreen every day or not, it’s possible to still get sun damage and skin discoloration. At Paradise Valley, our trusted board-certified dermatologists can help you transform your blotchy and sun-damaged skin into a youthful and radiant complexion with IPL.

What is IPL anyways?
It stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and can also be known as a Photofacial. The treatment works by using a variety of wavelengths of light instead of a laser. This technology is generally used to reduce signs of sun damage such as brown pigmentation and redness. Here at Paradise Valley, we use the elos Plus device by Candela, that combines radiofrequency with IPL.

How does it work?
IPL is similar to a laser treatment but the light is less concentrated. Where lasers use a single focused wavelength, IPL uses a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of light primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The light targets brown and red spots in the dermis and causes the pigment to break down into smaller particles, before rising to the surface of the skin to flake away. 

How many treatments do I need?
Due to the advanced nature of our laser, only 1 treatment is needed to see results instead of the usual 3 treatment series with most IPL devices. If you do still see some discoloration after your treatment, you can choose to do a laser touchup session for those resistant dark spots.

Who is a candidate for IPL?
Because the treatment works by sending light through the skin to target pigment, not everyone is a candidate. Some darker skin types, including deeply tanned skin, are not suitable as they have too much melanin to treat safely. The best way to know if IPL is right for you is to book a consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists. They will listen to your concerns and explain the best way to achieve your goals.

So…are you ready to schedule your IPL appointment?
We’re offering treatments for $250 per area, face or décolleté! 

Give us a call today to learn more or book your appointment. Our board-certified dermatologists are always here to help and assist you with putting together a treatment plan that is right for you!