IPL Specialist

Katie Guest, RN -  - Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa

Injecting Confidence Aesthetic Medicine

Katie Guest, RN

Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa located in Centennial, CO

Are you ready to take years off your complexion and reduce the effects sun exposure, harsh cleansers, and pollution have had on your skin? Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, provided by skilled aesthetician Katie Guest, of Injecting Confidence Aesthetic Medicine, is the answer. The treatment uses short blasts of high-intensity light to stimulate collagen and elastin development so you get younger-looking skin that’s resilient, firmer, and more evenly toned and textured. Call the office in Centennial, Colorado, to learn more about IPL treatment or use the online tool to schedule a consultation.

IPL

What is IPL?

Intense-pulsed light (IPL) is a laser treatment that uses energy to improve the look and tone of your skin. The light energy stimulates your skin’s natural self-renewal process to reduce the effects of sun damage, aging, and lifestyle on your complexion.


IPL is effective in addressing skin complaints like:


  • Irregular skin pigmentation like sun spots and dark patches
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Broken capillaries and spider veins
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Facial redness
  • Acne
  • Scars


Katie customizes your IPL treatments to your skin type and cosmetic goals. The treatments are quick and effective, with minimal downtime involved.

How does IPL work?

IPL delivers short, controlled pulses of light energy into the treatment areas. The light targets the undesirable pigments in the upper layer of your skin without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue. 


Pigmented cells are compromised and break down when exposed to IPL, and your body then flushes them away, leaving behind younger, healthier, and more even-toned skin. 

What should I expect during IPL treatment?

IPL treatments are done in the office at Injecting Confidence Aesthetic Medicine. Each appointment takes less than an hour, and then you’re on your way.


When you come in for an IPL session, Katie cleanses your face, and if you choose, applies a topical numbing cream to reduce discomfort. As you lie back in a comfortable treatment chair, the IPL device delivers light energy to designated areas. You’ll feel slight zapping and tingling as the energy penetrates your skin. Most people tolerate the session quite well.


You may have some redness and swelling following treatment that lasts up to six hours. It’s as if you have a mild sunburn. You won’t need to schedule downtime but may choose to stay home to allow these side effects to subside. 

What can I expect after IPL?

In the days following IPL, any bothersome dark spots may become even darker. Within a couple of weeks, however, these spots peel away, revealing healthy, evenly toned skin. 


You will notice some improvements to your complexion after your first IPL treatment, but most people get the best results from a series of three to seven treatments. Katie schedules these at every two to four weeks to allow your skin to heal between sessions. 


Rejuvenate your look and undo the effects of aging, the sun, and the environment. Call Injecting Confidence Aesthetic Medicine today to schedule an IPL treatment or use the online tool to schedule.