Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Denver and Boulder

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Denver and Boulder

If you're ready to stop hiding your skin imperfections under makeup or clothing, treatment with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL or IPL Photofacial) at the Denver Dermatology Center might be perfect for you. This treatment can drastically improve brown discoloration, freckles, red capillaries, spider veins, facial redness, rosacea, and enlarged pores. The Denver Dermatology Center offers IPL for Denver and Boulder patients, helping them feel more confident about their appearance with little interruption in their daily routine.

IPL can remove skin flaws and erase signs of aging with just a few gentle in-office treatments. Each session targets damaged cells, leaving the skin fresher and more radiant.

To find out if IPL is the right solution for your skin care concerns, request an appointment online, or phone us at 303-830-2900 to schedule your appointment today. We encourage you to come in for a skin evaluation and cosmetic consultation.

What Is Intense Pulsed Light Treatment?

During Intense Pulsed Light treatment, highly concentrated pulses of light energy are converted into heat energy to gently treat skin damage such as brown discoloration, freckles, red capillaries, spider veins, facial redness, rosacea, and enlarged pores. If you would like to treat multiple conditions simultaneously, IPL is an ideal treatment choice. A typical session lasts 30 to 60 minutes and requires little to no downtime. Improvement appears gradually following treatment. Most patients require 2 to 5 sessions for optimal results.

IPL Photofacial Benefits

Men and women request IPL Photofacial at the Denver Dermatology Center to achieve the following results:

  • Lighten or remove brown discoloration, freckles, age spots, or sun spots
  • Erase or minimize red capillaries
  • Lighten or reduce facial redness and rosacea
  • Reduce pore size and improve skin texture
  • Reveal fresher and more radiant skin

Request your appointment for IPL at the Denver Dermatology Center.

How Does Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Work?

IPL uses high-intensity light to penetrate below the surface of the skin, destroying the cells that cause skin imperfections. Prior to treatment, you will receive special goggles to protect your eyes, and a cooling gel will be applied. The glass head of the hand piece will lightly contact the target areas, delivering quick pulses, or flashes, of light. You might feel a slight sting with each pulse, much like a small rubber band snapping against your skin.

Once treatment is finished, the area will be cleaned, the gel will be removed, and you will be given a soothing sunscreen to apply.

IPL Recovery

Most patients are able to resume normal activity within 24 hours. Immediately following the procedure, you may feel some temporary discomfort. A cold compress applied to the area for 5 to 10 minutes generally provides effective relief. You may also notice slight redness and swelling, which will resolve within a few hours to a week. Freckles and brown spots will darken and then flake off within 2 to 3 weeks.

During the recovery period, you will need to wear sunscreen for protection. To conceal any imperfections resulting from treatment, you may apply makeup as you wish. Within 2 to 3 weeks, your skin will become clearer and more radiant. Improvement in texture and appearance will continue for up to 1 month following treatment.

About Margaret MIGS Muldrow, MD, FAAD

Margaret "Migs" Muldrow, MD, FAAD spent her childhood in rural Ethiopia. As a young girl, she worked in a local village clinic, an experience that ultimately inspired her to become a physician. She graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a B.S. in Economic Development and International Affairs.

IPL Safety and Risks

Intense Pulsed Light treatments are safe and have a proven track record; millions of patients have experienced their benefits. The Denver Dermatology Center team has the training and experience to properly evaluate your skin, explain potential risks, and administer treatment. Precise settings will be selected to ensure optimal results and avoid unwanted side effects.

To find out if IPL Photofacial at the Denver Dermatology Center is right for you, request an appointment online, or phone us at 303-830-2900 to schedule your appointment today.

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