Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Portland, Oregon

Restore your youthful glow through Intense Pulsed Light therapy. From sunspots to redness to enlarged pores, this non-surgical skin therapy can diminish a variety of skin issues and help you achieve a smoother, more uniform complexion. Serving the Portland, Oregon metro area, our team of medical professionals at VanderVeer Center is ready to welcome you to our office and address your unique skin needs.

How IPL Therapy Works

Just one of the services offered at our practice, IPL therapy is a non-invasive method for rejuvenating the skin’s appearance of the face, neck, and body areas. Using an intense, yet gentle, beam of light, IPL treatment affects specific discolorations within the skin by targeting hemoglobin, dilated capillaries, and melanin to achieve the desired results. Benefits of IPL therapy include:

  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Diminished lines and other signs of aging
  • Uniform pigmentation
  • Faded red and brown discoloration

Perfect for active women and men, IPL therapy is an ideal way to improve the skin’s appearance. It requires little prep beforehand and minimal care afterward. Following treatment, patients notice immediate as well as long-term results.

Skin Conditions Treated by IPL Therapy

Imperfections in the skin can be the result of many inherent and environmental factors. Causes range from overexposure to the sun to various medical conditions, including Rosacea. IPL treatment is used across multiple areas of concern, which may exhibit the following qualities:

  • Age spots (liver spots)
  • Brown spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Redness/flushing
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Telangiectasia

With more evenly toned skin, you can enjoy a cosmetic improvement that helps you look younger and feel more confident in your everyday life. A provider at VanderVeer Center will perform an examination of the treatment area; discuss your expectations; and develop a personalized treatment plan focused on the best course of action for you.

What to Expect During Treatment

IPL skin therapy is performed in a series of three to five treatments with each session lasting about 60 minutes. For your safety, we provide protective eyewear for each treatment. Clear ultrasound gel is applied to the affected part of the skin, and a large crystal handpiece is used to quickly cover the full area.

For most patients, discomfort and recovery time is typically minimal. The sensation felt during this non-surgical treatment is often described by our patients as a “warm rubber-band snap.” Afterward, the treated spots may appear darker and more freckled, which should resolve by itself within one to three weeks. For best results, we recommend spacing appointments two to four weeks apart and treating your skin gently after each procedure.

Patients should minimize sun exposure and avoid tanning beds and sunless tanning products four weeks before undergoing IPL skin therapy. Topical medications, including all Retinoids, that may irritate the skin should be discontinued 10 to 14 days before treatment. As far as other patient-specific precautions that need to be taken, our medical professionals will help you prepare before treatment begins.

Schedule a Consultation

Let the professionals at VanderVeer Center help restore your youthful, confident glow with Intense Pulsed Light Therapy. In addition to a full menu of services and an individualized approach to care, our patients throughout the Portland metro area enjoy a calm, welcoming atmosphere inside our office. Reach out to us today to learn more about our treatments or to book an appointment.

Shed some light on skin you’ll be proud to reveal.

Before & After of nose with intense pulsed lights treatments

All Before & After results vary from person to person.

Treatments – Intense Pulsed Lights (IPL) treats these conditions

  • Brown spots/Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots, liver spots
  • Rosacea/telangiectasia
  • Broken capillaries
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Fine Lines
  • Redness/Flushing

What to expect with Treatments – Intense Pulsed Lights (IPL) treatments

An IPL treatment takes approximately 60 minutes and feels similar to a rubber band snap. After treatment, patients will notice the treated spots may appear darker and more freckled, which will resolve in 1-3 weeks.The procedure is administered in a series 3-5 treatments with a recommended 2-4 weeks in between each treatment.

Before & After of facial blemish with intense pulsed lights treatments

All Before & After results vary from person to person.

Before & After of face with intense pulsed lights treatments

All Before & After results vary from person to person.

Before & After of cheek with intense pulsed lights treatments

All Before & After results vary from person to person.

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