IPL or “intense pulsed light” is a treatment being used by Boca Raton doctors that has Boca Mom’s in a frenzy. IPL is similar to laser, but instead of a laser beam the machine uses light to perform the treatments

IPL is mainly used by doctors to perform a slew of popular aesthetic skin treatments, mainly:

  • hair removal
  • remove spots or sun damage
  • make skin tone or color more even
  • help people with issues such as rosacia

IPL has been shown to do wonders for women in Boca thus far. Boca mom’s love this procedure because it requires minimal downtime and really doesn’t have any side effects. This means you don’t have to wear a mask over your face or big Boca sunglasses to the Resort this weekend (you can still wear a big sun hat to prevent more sun spots ;))

This is truly a non-invasive procedure that takes just a few minutes and provides great results. An average IPL machine looks something like this:

IPL machine example

It kind of looks like a match between a sleep apnia machine and a water cooler.

As far as the technical details, IPL basically uses a super gentle “wand” to flash light over your skin. It targets the spots you want to go after without harming the “good” areas or normal parts of your skin.

Another term associated with IPL is “IPL Photofacial” which is just another word for getting IPL.

In the end you will have a much more radiant glow throughout your skin. Those nasty brown spots will fade or disappear and studies have shown that this may even lead to more collagen which has been shown to decrease wrinkles.

ipl before after

As you can see from this before and after photo, the majority of the patients brown spots have been removed or greatly reduced.
As with any skin treatment, how much you need depends on the severity of your situation. A pale 17 year old with a few spots will be treated much differentially than a 45 year old that has been sitting in the sun on Spanish River Beach for 12 years.

Each session lasts anywhere from 10-30 minutes and you normally go back for multiple sessions. Most local Boca Raton med-spas’ will sell a “3 pack” of IPL so that patients can get the full effect.

So far I don’t have anyone that I am officially recommending for this treatment, but I did manage to find the most recommended doctors online for IPL here in Boca Raton:

Balshi Dermatology
Sanctuary Medical Center Boca Raton
Rendon Center

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out 🙂