IPL Treatments For Beautiful Skin

IPL Treatments Ah, summer. It’s a great time to be outside and play in the sun. That is unless you’re self-conscious about your skin. Certain skin issues can keep us in the shade or under a big hat instead of splashing around in the pool. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Keep reading to learn about IPL treatments and what they can do for your skin.

What is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light treatments use technology which converts light into heat energy. Treatments can be compared to a very strong camera flash placed on your skin. The light waves can be adjusted, depending on your skin concerns. IPL treatments can target pigments in the skin (such as the melanin in brown spots and freckles) and even hemoglobin in broken blood vessels. IPL can also be used to target specific molecules in acne-causing bacteria and in collagen to give it a boost. IPL treats so many skin conditions without disrupting the skin’s surface, which means you won’t have the surface-level concerns that arise from chemical peels or other resurfacing treatments.

What does it treat?

Intense Pulsed Light is absorbed by the targeted particles which can be present in blood and in melanin, depending on what you want to treat. IPL can also be used to help fight acne by treating the bacteria that causes acne inflammation. If you’re interested in IPL treatments for pigmentation, large pores, vascular lesions, or scarring, understand that these concerns may take time to disappear, even a few months. IPL does not work through damaging the surface of skin like a chemical peel or laser treatment. Thus, you should be prepared to be patients as your concerns are absorbed or shed by the body naturally. It can be pretty amazing to see before and after pictures of IPL treatments!

How many treatments will I need?

It’s hard to predict the number of sessions required since it will depend on your concerns and your specific recovery rate. Some people may get better results by having maintenance treatments every once in a while. We can give you more information during your consultation.

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Dear Patients,

It is with bittersweet emotion that I am announcing the impending closure of my medical practice, Carr Dermatology, on May 12th. It has been a privilege to be your dermatologist over the years. If you need to see me for care before that date, please call 281-494-0034 to schedule an appointment. Medical records will be available from DermSurgery Associates after May 12, 2023. I am referring patients to Dr. Ryan Riahi and Dr. Noori Kim. Both are board-certified Dermatologist. They will be able to assist with your Dermatological care. Here is their contact information.

Dr. Ryan Riahi: 281-491-9278
address: 1415 Hwy 6 South C-400, Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Dr. Noori Kim: 713-771-8941
address: 7500 Beechnut Street Suite 290, Houston, Texas 77074

Again, thank you for the privilege and honor of serving you as your Dermatologist. l am truly grateful.

Pam Carr, MD