IPL Specialist

MiKO Med Spa

Michael K. Obeng, MD

Med Spa located in Beverly Hills, CA

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a multipurpose treatment that addresses issues like age spots, vascular lesions, rough skin texture, and unwanted hair. At MiKO Med Spa in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Michael K. Obeng, and the team of aesthetics medicine specialists are ready to help you get your best look, with no recovery time needed. Book online or by phone today.

IPL Q & A

What is IPL?

IPL is an aesthetic treatment using intense beams of broad-spectrum light. There are several uses for IPL, with the most popular including:

  • Removal of hyperpigmentation
  • Reduction of skin redness 
  • Removal of vascular irregularities
  • Smoothing skin texture 
  • Improving skin tone

IPL can treat several skin problems at once if needed. It can also reduce unwanted hair.

How does IPL treatment work?

At MiKO Med Spa, Medical Director Dr. Michael K. Obeng personally created all IPL protocols and selected the team performing the procedures based on their unique abilities and training. A highly trained aesthetic care professional performs your IPL treatment. 

You wear either protective goggles or pads to cover your eyes. Your aesthetics care specialist smooths a cooling gel on your skin, which also helps the IPL handpiece glide smoothly during treatment. The IPL handpiece has a smooth glass tip, which emits bright flashes of light as your care provider moves it to target your problem areas. 

Most patients say IPL treatment isn’t painful, but you might experience a little sting occasionally during the session. Once your care provider addresses all the target areas, they remove the gel and clean your face gently. If you experience any minor swelling, your care provider can give you a cold pack after the treatment. 

When will I get results from my IPL treatment?

It depends on the reason you’re having IPL treatment. 

For skin issues like age spots, you generally experience a temporary darkening after treatment. The spots generally crust over and then flake off within a month or so. 

Redness often improves right away, and tiny vascular lesions can vanish immediately, too. In addition to clearing the problems in your skin’s top layers, the IPL incites new collagen and elastin growth under your skin. This yields a gradual improvement in your skin tone and texture. It can also help minimize lines and wrinkles. 

For IPL hair reduction, results are gradual. Since you have a series of treatments, you generally notice steady hair reduction over a period of months until treatment is complete. 

How many IPL treatments are needed?

Your MiKO Med Spa care provider can evaluate your needs and give you a specific treatment plan. Usually, a series of treatments is needed to get ideal results from any IPL treatment. 

Contact the MiKO Med Spa office online or by phone for your IPL treatment now.

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