IPL Treatment

Holland Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Holland, MI

Sun-damaged skin, the redness of rosacea, and pigment imperfections on your face and other areas of your body can make you feel less than confident about making a great first impression. At Holland Dermatology in Holland, Michigan, Barbara Drozdowski, MD, FAAD, is a skilled dermatologist who offers intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments to enhance your appearance and help your skin become its healthiest. IPL treatments are administered in office by Dr. Drozdowski’s skilled PA, Amber Baker. Learn how IPL treatments can improve your skin’s tone, texture, and coloring. Call Holland Dermatology to schedule a consultation or book online today.

IPL Treatment Q & A

What is IPL treatment?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment improves the appearance and health of your skin through the use of multiple wavelengths of light energy. The light penetrates below the surface layer (epidermis) of your skin to the deeper layer (dermis), where pigment in your skin absorbs the energy. As a result, IPL minimizes the appearance of discoloration from:

  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Birthmarks

IPL treatments, also known as IPL photofacials, are a noninvasive way to improve your skin’s overall appearance. The treatments are safe for your face, hands, neck, and many other areas. IPL treatments are also effective at minimizing lines and wrinkles so your skin looks younger and rejuvenated.

Depending on your skin color and hair pigmentation, IPL is often an effective hair removal solution, as well. It tends to work best for hair removal if you have a light-skinned complexion and darker hair.

Who is a good candidate for IPL treatments?

If you have large pores, areas of discoloration and uneven pigmentation, or fine lines you’d like to minimize, you might be an ideal candidate for intense pulsed light treatments. The procedure itself involves minimal discomfort and no downtime. Depending on the size of the treatment area, it takes just 20-30 minutes in the comfort of the Holland Dermatology office.

How many IPL treatments do I need for noticeable results?

Dr. Drozdowski and Amber Baker, PA tailor a treatment plan based on your individual needs so you get noticeable, long-lasting results. Most people need 3-6 treatments spaced about a month apart to improve areas of sun damage, rosacea redness, or birthmarks. Hair removal with IPL can take 6-12 treatments for the most permanent results.

After you achieve your desired results, you may want to have touch-up IPL treatments once or twice a year to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

How do IPL treatments improve my skin’s health?

IPL treatments offer numerous benefits to your skin’s health, including rejuvenating your skin from the inside. The light from the IPL device penetrates to the deeper layers of your skin and stimulates your body to produce new collagen. Collagen is the foundation for firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin, so when your body produces more of it, your skin becomes healthier on the inside for true, long-lasting revitalization.

IPL treatments may be the solution to a variety of your skin and anti-aging concerns. To learn more, call the office for an appointment or use the convenient online booking tool any time of day.


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