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Photofacial / Intense Pulse Light

Cutera® Photo Genesis - Intense Pulse Light

The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) seeks out and safely destroys red and brown abnormal pigmentation at the skin surface. Rejuvenations Medical Spa utilizes a state-of-the-art, real time individual pulse-calibrated light source technology to accurately and safely treat without the risk of under or overexposure.

What does it treat?

  • Any part of your face, neck, chest, arms, hands
  • Skin redness
  • Telangiectasia (tiny veins)
  • Discoloration and uneven pigmentation
  • Brown spots and age spots

What does the treatment do?

We will customize your treatment to your skin type and treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

What do treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

How long will the treatments take and how many treatments will I need?

Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour. Two to four treatments are usually sufficient to see results.

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown spots, telangiectasia and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.