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IPL Specialist

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC

Aging, skin conditions, and too much sun can affect the look and texture of your skin. At Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, the team of board-certified dermatologists offers intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments to address your skin concerns and rejuvenate your look with little to no downtime. To schedule your IPL consultation, call the office in Washington, DC, or book online today. Telemedicine consultations are available.

IPL Q & A

What is IPL?

IPLIPL is one of the many cosmetic dermatology services available at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center. The practice offers IPL treatments for photofacial rejuvenation.

The innovative IPL tool uses intense pulses of light energy that targets and destroys pigmented skin cells and blood vessels without affecting the surrounding skin or tissue. 

Once destroyed, your body removes the fragmented cells from the area, leaving behind clearer, smoother, and more even-toned skin. 

What does IPL treat?

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center uses IPL to treat many skin conditions and concerns, including:

  • Rosacea
  • Facial redness
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Facial veins and broken capillaries
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Birthmarks

Your dermatologist creates a customized photofacial rejuvenation package that results in a more youthful appearance and renewed vibrancy. 

What can I expect during IPL treatment?

Your dermatologist reviews the details of your IPL treatment at your initial consultation so you know what to expect. The length of your IPL treatment varies but typically takes 20-30 minutes.

During IPL treatment, your dermatologist places the handheld IPL device over the treatment area and activates the light energy. You may feel a snapping sensation as the pulses of light hit the pigmented cells.

If you’re sensitive to pain, let your dermatologist know during your initial consultation so they can adjust your treatment plan to minimize discomfort. 

What happens after my IPL treatment?

Your skin may be red and tender after your IPL treatment, similar to what you feel from a mild sunburn. These side effects disappear within 4-6 hours.

Your dermatologist provides specific instructions on how to care for your skin following your IPL treatment. These instructions include protecting your skin from the sun with clothing or sunscreen and using a skin-sensitive moisturizer to assist in healing. 

How many IPL treatments do I need?

The number of IPL treatments you need depends on many factors. Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center finds most patients gain the most benefits from a series of two to three, but sometimes more IPL treatments set at 3-4-week intervals.

To learn more about IPL and photofacial rejuvenation at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, call the office or request an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary. 

 

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LOCATION

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and
Aesthetic Dermatology Center
1712 I Street NW, Suite 712
Downtown DC
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-2223Fax: 202-659-0289

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