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Another year, another round of sun damage to your skin. Even when you are diligent with sunscreen, those UV rays can find ways to age and discolor your skin.

Luckily, with noninvasive intense pulsed light therapy, you can undo those years of damage to your skin tone.

Woman undergoing intense pulsed light therapy.

What is intense pulsed light therapy?

Intense pulsed light therapy, also called photorejuvenation, can treat a variety of problems associated with skin tone. You can use this noninvasive therapy to reduce or eliminate the appearance of:
  • Brown spots
  • Age spots
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Rosacea
  • Skin redness

You can use pulsed light therapy on your face, chest, back and hands.

What happens during intense pulsed light therapy?

To help you have the most comfortable experience possible, you may apply an anesthetic cream to the area being treated 30 to 60 minutes before your therapy session. While the treatment is not painful, it can cause some stinging with the light is applied. The anesthetic cream can help you avoid this unpleasant sensation.

During your session, a technician will gently clean the area of skin you want treated. They will then apply a cool gel to the skin. While you are seated in a comfortable position, the technician will use a specialized handpiece to deliver pulsed light treatments to your skin. The entire treatment will take about half an hour.

What will my skin look like after treatment?

After treatment, your skin may appear a little red or bruised for a few days. However, you can apply make-up immediately after treatment to hide any redness as you heal. Your skin may also peel a few days after treatment.

To help protect your skin as it heals, you should use sunscreen on the treated area. You should also use a cleanser and moisturizer designed for sensitive skin for up to a week after treatment.

After just two to three intense pulsed light therapy sessions, you’ll see clearer skin. You can receive each treatment about a month apart. To maintain a younger-looking appearance, we recommend yearly maintenance treatments to keep skin looking young.

At the Spa & Laser Center of Virginia Beach, our trained technicians use the most advanced Cutera technology. This technology offers more effective results with no downtime after your treatment.

Schedule an appointment to start your journey towards younger-looking skin with intense pulsed light therapy. Contact the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach today at 757-965-7444
Doctor Performing Photo rejuvenation Procedure