Chatham Facial Plastic Surgery utilizes several lasers in helping the skin of our patients. There are many different lasers and light machines and it can be confusing to understand all of them.
How Does Prolite Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Work?
The Prolite Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses a powerful broad spectrum light which produces a beam about the size of a postage stamp that targets red vessels, brown spots, sun-damaged skin and pores, to help even skin color and tone.
Usually a series of these (3 or 4) are performed, and a gradual improvement in color and brightness occurs. Patients who have had this series have improved skin color, texture and healthier skin and can, over time, improve and shrink pores.
Dr. Donn R. Chatham explains that there is no downtime associated with this. Sometimes an anesthetic cream is used before a treatment to help with comfort. This can also be carefully used on the chest and other skin areas to improve sun-damage and unwanted pigment.
Does the Prolite Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Only Treat Skin?
No. We may also use IPL for hair reduction for unwanted facial (chin, moustache) and other areas where hair is a problem. This requires several sessions, works best on brunette and black hair but not so well on white or blonde hair.
For additional information please contact us online or call 812-945-3223. We look forward to hearing from you!