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Lakewood, CO

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IPL Treatment in Lakewood CO

IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light.  It is a a popular spa treatment that is best-known for its ability to treat conditions like broken capillaries ("spider veins") and the hyper pigmentation ("age spots")  caused by sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look. New IPL machines can also be effective at hair removal.

The idealcandidate for IPL is someone with light skin who has sun damage, broken capillaries, and some laxity or lack of firmness, and wants to treat all three conditions at the same time. IPL is sometimes referred to as a Photo Facial. IPL is not the same as a laser treatment.

How Does IPL Work?

IPL uses short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin's surface, damaging either the melanin that makes up brown "age spots" or the blood vessels that create broken capillaries. The skin repairs the damage, leaving you with a more even skin tone. IPL is also touted as a way to boost collagen and elastin.

It generally takes a series of treatments to see the best results, perhaps three to six treatments, usually a month apart. IPL, which was first introduced in the 1990s, is a good all-purpose treatment, says Greg Absten, executive director of The Laser Training Institute, which provides training in lasers, IPL and light therapy.

Lakewood Laser & Skin Renewal wants to be the medical spa you choose any time you’re looking for service in the Lakewood area. Our office hours are Monday - Tuesday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; Wednesday - Thursday, 8:00am - 7:00pm; and Friday, 8:00am - 1:30pm. We have Saturday appointments open as well. Call today to receive more information.