What is Cutera IPL?
Are you starting to notice signs of aging such as age spots, sun damage, and more? If so, you can benefit from the Cutera IPL treatment. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a form of light therapy that is used to treat a number of skin issues and common signs of aging. Cutera’s customizable laser and light-based system provide a broad number of intense pulsed light options to create a smoother complexion and younger-looking you! Dr. Erwin is highly skilled in the proper use of Cutera IPL, so you can enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results.
IPL can be used to treat:
The Cutera IPL Treatment
The laser used during IPL treatments releases light of many different wavelengths, like a photo flash. It penetrates down to the dermis (the second layer of skin) without harming the upper layer of skin, resulting in less overall damage. Pigment cells in the skin absorb this light energy, which is then converted to heat. This heat eliminates unwanted pigment to clear up the skin. It can also destroy hair follicles to eliminate unwanted body hair. Depending on the area that is being treated, this procedure should take about 20-30 minutes to complete. Most people need a series of 3-6 treatments for the skin.
Cutera IPL FAQs
Are IPL results permanent?
IPL results are not permanent. We always tell our patients they need to protect their investment meaning they should wear sunscreen every day and utilize the recommended skin regimen to prolong the results of your IPL treatment.
Can IPL cause hyperpigmentation?
In rare instances, IPL can cause hyperpigmentation.
Can IPL damage eyes?
We ensure your safety while having the procedure performed by shielding your eyes.
Can IPL remove pigmentation?
IPL can improve pigmentation.
Can IPL worsen melasma?
In rare cases, melasma can worsen with IPL treatment. We usually perform test spots to make sure this does not occur.
Does IPL burn fat?
Does IPL hurt on face?
IPL can feel like a rubber band snap on your skin.
Is IPL or Microneedling better?
IPL and microneedling are two very different things. IPL improves redness and brown spots and microneedling improves skin texture, pore size and collagen stimulation.
Should you moisturize after IPL?
This is up to your provider to evaluate your skin and provide personal advice after your treatment.
Does IPL help dark circles under eyes?
IPL does not help dark circles. There isnt much that helps this difficult problem!
Can you get IPL in the summer?
If you are not exposed to sun in the summer can may have an IPL treatment but sun avoidance is very important.
Can you do IPL on eyelids?
Cutera IPL Recovery
Following Cutera IPL treatment, the targeted area will be red, swollen, and sensitive for a few hours. Patients may need to avoid using hot water until the skin heals completely. Overall, you can return to your everyday routine as soon as you feel comfortable. Oftentimes, a series of several treatments are needed to see full results. If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment, do not hesitate to reach out to our office.
Candidates for Cutera IPL Treatment
IPL treatments tend to work best on those with darker hair and light skin tones. Individuals who are pregnant, have certain skin conditions, or take certain medications may not be good candidates for this treatment. The best way to determine if this treatment is a good match for you is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Erwin, our skilled dermatologist. During this appointment, she will assess your skin and speak with you about your aesthetic goals. A unique treatment plan will then be made for you to help make those goals a reality.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about the Cutera IPL treatments and how they can benefit you, contact our office today by calling (979) 612-2761 to schedule a consultation. This will be your first step toward treatment and a more radiant complexion, during which you will have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals. Dr. Erwin or a member of her trained team will create a treatment plan that will help make your goals a reality.