Getting an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment — also known as an IPL photofacial — is ideal for resolving all of those age-related imperfections you may have, including sun damage. Start your path to healthier, more youthful-looking skin by booking an IPL consultation with Weimin Hu, MD, PhD, at ReNew360 today. Book your IPL appointment at the Tucson, Arizona, office to speak with a team member.

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How does IPL work?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses various light wavelengths to reach the second layer of your skin, known as your dermis, without harming or irritating the surface of your skin. With each photo flash of light, pigments in your skin cells absorb the energy and quickly convert it into heat.

This forces discolored pigments in your skin to break apart. Over time, these shattered pigment fragments get pushed to the surface of your skin and shed away.

At the same time, healthier skin tissues and skin-tightening collagen build up from the deepest layers. So as older, damaged skin sheds away, more youthful skin makes its way to the surface.

What can IPL treat?

IPL treatments from ReNew360 are entirely safe and effective for targeting a host of skin issues during a single treatment. You should consider an IPL photofacial to treat and reduce the appearance of any of the following:

  • Rosacea
  • Facial veins
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles and birthmarks
  • Age spots and dark spots

Your IPL service from ReNew360 can treat all of these issues — and more — during each session.

Is there any downtime after IPL?

Downtime is minimal. Depending on your skin tone, you may experience some facial flushing and redness. This is more common if you’re fair-skinned. This issue tends to fade within a few hours.

Your skin will be very sensitive to the sun for several days after an IPL treatment. It’s important to apply sunscreen liberally and wear protective clothing (like a hat) if you’re going outdoors for an extended period.

How many IPL treatments do I need?

Your IPL treatment package from ReNew360 is entirely tailored to your unique skin needs.

While you should experience dramatic skin-rejuvenating benefits within a few weeks of your very first IPL session, you may need up to three to six monthly visits to effectively target more stubborn blemishes.

Find out how advanced IPL treatments offered at ReNew360 can benefit your skin by scheduling a consultation.

Individual results may vary.