Intense Pulsed Light

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL):
Facial Rejuvenation

Woman outdoors with great skin after IPL treatment and hair stlyedIntense Pulsed Light treatment uses light energy to reduce or eliminate skin problems. IPL is non-surgical and has little to no downtime. IPL is a light, gentle rejuvenation method, especially in comparison to laser resurfacing, which provides more intense skin ablation. Because it is gentle, most people complete between 3-6 treatment sessions to get the best results. These appointments are spaced 3-6 weeks apart. To get started, please call our Baltimore-area practice at 410-902-9800.

Rejuvenate Your Face with IPL

This light-based, non-surgical treatment requires no anesthetic, but we can apply a numbing cream if you prefer to avoid any sensation from the device. When it comes to facial IPL, some of the problems that can be addressed include:

  • Sun spots
  • Brown spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Freckles
  • Melasma (brown or gray patches caused by pregnancy hormones or sun exposure)
  • Redness caused by broken capillaries
  • Rosacea (a common skin condition causing redness across the face)

The light energy penetrates down to the deep layers of your skin. This energy heats up pigmented areas of the skin, thereby breaking apart the pigment and discoloration.

After treatment, your face will look slightly darker than normal. The skin will peel after 5 days, revealing smooth, refreshed skin beneath. Cosmetics can be applied right after treatment, if you want to conceal some of the redness. You can return to work or other routine activities the next day.

In addition to the face, your chest, arms, legs and hands can be rejuvenated with Intense Pulsed Light. These body areas are prone to the same sun damage and discoloration as your face.

Hair Removal with IPL

This light technology is also a simple, effective way to reduce hair on various body areas:

  • Face
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area

Similar to IPL for facial rejuvenation, several appointments will likely be necessary to achieve the best hair reduction results.

Tailored Treatment Plans

Dr. Ronald Schuster is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing cosmetic services for more than 30 years. Understanding your unique goals and concerns is one of his first priorities at your consultation. Each patient who visits us is an individual, and we want to make sure you are matched with the appropriate treatment. We are here to answer any questions you may have about Intense Pulsed Light, non-surgical rejuvenation or cosmetic surgery to achieve your goals.

Advantages of Intense Pulsed Light Treatment

Ready to schedule your IPL skin treatment in the greater Baltimore area? If so, our experienced and friendly staff is happy to answer all of your questions and to tell you more about our practice. Please call us today at 410-902-9800. Located in Lutherville-Timonium, we proudly provide care for people from across the region and across Maryland, including Owings Mills and Towson.

*Individual results may vary