Intense pulsed light or IPL treatment can help you achieve a more flawless complexion. It’s the ideal option if you’d like to stimulate the production of collagen, reduce sun spots, and even your complexion.

Here at Renew MD, we are excited to offer IPL treatments to patients in Reno and the surrounding areas. If you’re intrigued by the idea of an IPL treatment and wondering whether it hurts, we encourage you to read on to learn about how it works.

How an IPL Treatment Works

Prior to the treatment, your IPL specialist will apply a cooling gel to the surface of your face to protect your healthy skin cells and ensure you are completely comfortable during the entire procedure.

Although IPL treatments are typically performed without anesthetic, if you have particularly sensitive skin, you may be given a mild sedative to assist with any pain. You will discuss this in your consultation.

Once it’s time for the treatment to begin, your IPL specialist will use a special handpiece to gently deliver the IPL to the correct treatment area. The light will treat any imperfections on your face and cause the underlying layer of collagen to expand. With each pulse of light, your skin will receive exactly what it needs to look and feel great. IPL treatments are usually completed in 30 minutes.

When the pulses of light are applied to your skin, you may face some stinging and discomfort. The good news is that our cooling gel will help alleviate some of this and make the treatment more tolerable.

Benefits of IPL Treatment

While IPL treatments may cause a bit of discomfort, they are often well worth it. By undergoing them, you can enjoy a variety of benefits. IPL can remove dark and light sunspots and create a more even complexion. They can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin and put your best face forward.

Take the Next Step

For more information on what you can expect from an IPL treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Renew MD in Reno, Nevada today. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form.