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INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL) in Rockford / South Barrington / Palm Beach Gardens

The Healing Power of Light

For our patients in Rockford, South Barrington, and Palm Beach Gardens, intense pulsed light can be a rejuvenating, non-surgical way to improve the texture and color of your skin. IPL treatments can correct multiple skin conditions, from acne to discolored skin to unwanted hair.

At Pryor Health, our board-certified and fellowship-trained team of doctors and nurses perform IPL treatments with care and precision. If you have been struggling with acne, brown spots, discolored skin, or unwanted hair, schedule a consultation with one of our skincare experts to learn if IPL might be right for you.

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What is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy uses computer-guided pulses of light to specifically target certain colors of the skin. Like laser therapy, these high-intensity beams of light heat the skin at the point of contact, damaging the unwanted cells. The body then removes these cells and replaces them with new ones. When the new cells come in, the unwanted blemish or discoloration fades or disappears entirely.

The difference between IPL therapy and laser therapy is that IPL uses lights of multiple wavelengths at once. These multi-wave treatments allow the IPL clinicians at Pryor Health to target multiple skin conditions with a single treatment.

Am I a Candidate for Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

If you would like relief from discolored, blemished skin, IPL therapy may be right for you. IPL therapy can effectively treat the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Age spots
  • Dark spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Liver spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Varicose veins
  • Unwanted hair
  • Discolored skin
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

While IPL can be a versatile and effective treatment option for multiple skin conditions, there are some situations where you should avoid IPL. IPL is not recommended if you are pregnant, have very dark skin, have skin cancer, or keloids.

At Pryor Health in Rockford, South Barrington, and Palm Beach Gardens, intense pulsed light therapy is only recommended after a thorough skin analysis and discussion of health background during your consultation. We pride ourselves on taking care of you, and that means making sure you are a healthy candidate for procedures like IPL. If you are not, our innovative team can help find other ways to help you reach your skin goals.

What to Expect From IPL Therapy

If you are looking for IPL therapy in Rockford, South Barrington, or Palm Beach Gardens, your first step is a consultation with the highly trained IPL providers at Pryor Health.

We will assess your condition, listen to your concerns, and craft a treatment plan using IPL therapy to help address them. We will also provide you with information about how to manage your body before and after the treatment to maximize the benefits of your procedure.

What to Expect During IPL Therapy

On your treatment day, our providers will prepare the treatment area on your body using a gel. You will also receive protective eyewear to make sure the light doesn’t hurt your eyes.

Once the procedure begins, the applicator will be placed directly over the treatment area. Most people say IPL therapy is relatively painless, though you may feel a slight pinch when the light is applied. The procedure typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Since IPL therapy is noninvasive and requires no anesthesia, you are free to go about your day following treatment.

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IPL Therapy Recovery

While IPL is a non-invasive procedure, you will likely feel like you’ve had a sunburn on the treatment area for several hours following the procedure. It is also very important to make sure the affected area does not receive sun exposure following treatment. You may experience redness at the treatment site that fades over the next few days.

Before your IPL therapy treatment, your provider at Pryor Health will offer you guidance on how to best care for your skin during this phase. Follow the guidelines they provide to stay protected and ensure the best results.

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IPL Therapy Results

You should see results within a week or two of your treatment. As your skin heals, the discolored or damaged portions of the skin will flake off, revealing newer, healthier skin beneath.

While you will see results after your first treatment, you may need multiple treatments to reach the desired effect, depending on the nature of your condition and its severity. Your IPL provider at Pryor Health will give you more accurate estimates on the number of treatments you might need to reach the results you want.

Your IPL Therapy Consultation at Pryor Health

At Pryor Health in Rockford, South Barrington, and Palm Beach Gardens, intense pulsed light therapy is performed with care and precision by our highly trained IPL technicians. We take great care to ensure safe outcomes while maximizing your results. Schedule a consultation today to see how IPL therapy can use the healing power of light to brighten your skin!

You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.

Pryor Health Locations

Rockford, IL
5995 Spring Creek Rd Rockford, IL 61114

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South Barrington, IL
100 W Higgins Rd Suite F-50, South Barrington, IL 60010

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Roscoe, IL
5605 E Rockton Rd, Ste A Roscoe, IL 61073

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Beloit, WI
1905 E Huebbe Pkwy Beloit, WI 53511

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
3502 Kyoto Gardens Dr, Ste A Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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