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By Florida Dermatology Associates
June 12, 2018
Category: Dermatology

IPL TreatmentsSkin cleansers and creams can provide favorable results with regular use, but sometimes you need to consult a dermatologist to get the more youthful and healthy skin you want. You may find that Laser IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments at Florida Dermatology Associates in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne, and Cocoa, FL, can improve the appearance of your skin significantly. 

What Are Laser IPL Treatments?
Lasers have many different applications in the medical field. In dermatology, they are used to heal scars and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Laser IPL uses a technology called intense pulsed light to rejuvenate the skin. It helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating the collagen in the skin. It can lighten marks due to hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and age spots. Patients who are struggling with rosacea and similar skin conditions may see an improvement after an IPL treatment. The technology behind IPL is also used in hair removal procedures.

IPL Benefits
IPL is an alternative to more invasive procedures like facelifts and Botox injections. There’s no need to go under anesthesia for this treatment. If there’s any discomfort at the first session as skin imperfections are being lasered away, many patients find it very tolerable. IPL appointments only require about an hour of your time.

Your IPL Dermatology Appointment
You’ll first attend a skin consultation so that your Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne, and Cocoa dermatologist can examine you and talk to you about your skin issues. In order to qualify for IPL treatments, your dermatologist must first check your medical history, including any allergies and skin reactions. You’ll wear a pair of protective glasses and a cooling gel will be applied to the skin. The laser wand is placed over the areas of concern, sending bright pulses of light to the skin. When the procedure is over, your doctor will apply a moisturizer. It may take a few days for the redness to go away, and up to five sessions to see the full results you want.

Talk to Your Dermatologist
Many patients don’t get treatments that would greatly improve their skin simply because they don’t ask. A laser IPL treatment could make all the difference. Call (321) 768-1600 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ruben Moreno or Dr. Frank Lee at Florida Dermatology Associates in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne, and Cocoa, FL.