10 Conditions That Respond Well to IPL

No matter how good your at-home skin care routine is, there’s a good chance that at some point, you’re going to run into an issue that needs a little more help. Mrudangi S. Thakur, MD, uses IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy from Cutera® to treat an array of skin problems, customizing a treatment regimen to suit each patient’s concerns and goals.

Featuring state-of-the-art technology, Cutera’s IPL treatments use intense bursts of therapeutic light to stimulate natural healing responses in the deeper layers of your skin. The energy bursts are adjustable, so the technology is effective in treating multiple issues, including these 10 relatively common concerns.

1. Spider veins

IPL is a popular treatment for small to medium-sized spider veins. The heat from the IPL device safely heats the vessel walls, causing controlled damage that stops blood flow to the damaged veins. The vessel collapses, and your body absorbs it over time, causing those visible tiny red veins to disappear.

2. Acne

Cutera’s adjustable IPL technology provides varying wavelengths of light energy, preventing acne breakouts in multiple ways:

By adjusting your acne treatment, Dr. Thakur can target the specific ways acne breakouts affect your skin.

3. Age spots

Age spots look a lot like large freckles, but they’re not as cute. In fact, they can age your appearance pretty quickly. IPL helps get rid of age spots by gently heating the area, promoting rapid cell turnover to fade unsightly spots. IPL can also be used on scaly seborrheic keratoses that also become more common as you age.

4. Benign pigmented lesions

Research shows that IPL can be an ideal treatment option for benign pigmented lesions (dark spots), thanks to the ability to adjust the light energy to target only the skin layers that have been damaged.

5. Rosacea

Rosacea causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, creating a reddish, blotchy appearance on your face. IPL helps diminish the appearance of rosacea by targeting those tiny veins, shrinking them so they become less noticeable.

6. Sun-damaged skin

Years of sun exposure can affect your skin in multiple ways. IPL’s adjustability makes it an ideal treatment for people with UV-related texture or tone problems, including freckles and sunspots.

7. Enlarged pores

The heat of IPL penetrates the tissues below the skin’s surface to promote collagen development, improving skin’s elasticity and reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.

8. Rough or uneven skin texture

IPL energy promotes rapid skin turnover. The upper layers of dry, dead, damaged skin flake away, to reveal fresh, smooth, healthy skin for a softer, more even texture overall.

9. Uneven tone or complexion

In addition to smoothing out uneven texture, rapid cell turnover helps eliminate blotchiness so skin looks rejuvenated and clearer. Plus, IPL heat promotes collagen development for continued improvement over time.

10. Unwanted hair

IPL is a popular treatment for women and men with unwanted hair on their face or other areas of the body. The hair pigments absorb the light energy and carry the heat all the way down to the hair follicle. When the energy reaches the follicle, it causes controlled damage that helps prevent future hair growth.

Safe, effective, and versatile, IPL treatments are among the top five most popular nonsurgical aesthetic treatments in the United States. If you’d like to find out how IPL therapy from Cutera can improve your skin routine, call our office in Middletown or Jefferson Valley, New York, or book a consultation online today.

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