What can I expect during treatment?
You should arrive for your treatment wearing no makeup. Your specialist will apply a cold gel to the area to be treated. Dark glasses are also provided to protect your eyes. The handpiece is applied to your skin and pulses of light emitted. The sensation is described as a slight sting. IPL treats the damaged superficial layer of the skin while delivering thermal energy to deeper tissue.
Are multiple treatments necessary?
You may need several treatments, based on your individual skin condition, and the severity of your rosacea. A series of four to six treatment sessions may be recommended. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities.
By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk. The treatment has no downtime, and recovery is swift.
Can I have IPL treatment if I am pregnant?
No, IPL rosacea treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant.
Will IPL treatment make my skin more sensitive to the sun?
IPL will not make your skin more sun-sensitive, although the beneficial effects may not last as long if you have excessive sun exposure. You should wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin and prevent future damage.