IPL: Recommended by Dr. Matarasso and Oprah Magazine

O-B_shutterstock_126187700Oprah Magazine recently tested several beauty products and procedures to create a list of recommendations. IPL or intense pulsed light made the list; we weren’t surprised. Dr. Matarasso often uses IPL to enhance beauty and treat problem skin conditions. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment can do wonders for your appearance and with little recovery afterwards, it is a great way to look your best.

Is IPL a Laser Treatment?

Many people believe that IPL is a type of laser treatment, but in reality, it is not. IPL uses multiple frequencies of light. Laser treatments also use light, but they typically stick to a singular frequency. Laser treatments can be more intense than IPL. Since IPL uses a variety of different wavelengths, it is able to address many different conditions including:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Freckles
  • Spider Veins
  • Wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Scars
  • Excess body hair
  • And more.

IPL is frequently used on the face, but it can be effectively used on other parts of the body as well. In Dr. Matarasso’s skilled hands, IPL treatment can be a worthwhile beauty investment.

Is IPL Painful?

IPL is non-invasive and non-surgical. Before the treatment a local anesthetic cream is used to minimize any discomfort. The doctor is able to adjust the intensity of light based on your treatment needs and skin condition, making this treatment more comfortable than some other procedures. If you have concerns about IPL talk with us; we can give you a better idea of what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

Most people can return to work immediately following IPL treatment.  After IPL patients may experience mild discomfort, redness or inflammation.  An ice pack or ibuprofen are effective solutions for any post-procedure discomfort experienced. The healing process typically takes anywhere between a few hours and a few days to complete.

What Results Can I Expect?

Everyone’s results are different with IPL, just like any cosmetic procedure. Dr. Matarasso would be happy to discuss the possible results with you. He can help you determine if IPL would an effective treatment choice for the type of results you want to achieve or if another option might better suit your needs. IPL can help your skin to look smoother and brighter while improving its overall look and feel.

IPL is an effective choice for fading scars, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, treating facial veins and removing excess hair, but don’t just take our word for it. Oprah Magazine recommends the procedure and once you see its dramatic results, you will too. Contact our offices today and learn more about IPL and its possibilities for you.