Although IPL is typically associated with treating the face, this treatment can also be used to address problematic skin on different areas of the body such as the arms, legs, face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders.
What to Expect During an IPL for Body Treatment
Before your IPL treatment in Austin at Modern Women's Health, we will cleanse and prep the skin in the treatment area. Depending on where you are getting your treatment, you will be given protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe from the light flashes. Ultrasound gel will be applied. Next, the handheld IPL device will be scanned across the damaged skin, emitting strong pulses of light as it moves with each “stamp”. These light pulses deliver energy deep into the layers of the skin, which feels like a rubber band snapping on your skin. The discomfort level is so low that numbing cream is not typically needed. The treatment time will depend on how many areas you’re having addressed. To get the best results from IPL therapy, we typically recommend that patients undergo five sessions spaced four weeks apart.