IPL in Medford Treats These Common Skin Issues

IPL Treats Common Skin Issues | Oasis Eye Face and Skin, Ashland

IPL in Medford Treats These Common Skin Issues

Intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL, in Medford is in high demand, and you only want the best experts in your corner. Oasis Eye Face and Skin specialize in Medford IPL, and Dr. Schiedler is a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon and eye specialist who selects only the most effective treatments for Medford clients.

Light Therapy For Your Skin

IPL is a light therapy, not a laser therapy, that can be used to address a number of skin conditions. Also known as photo-rejuvenation, IPL can decrease sun damage, thread veins, acne, and hyperpigmentation. It’s also a popular technology for hair removal. IPL works via a “flashgun” that delivers visible, intense, broad-spectrum light pulses. Filters can be used to only choose specific wavelengths, ensuring that dangerous UV light is not part of the IPL treatment. Light types are customized to treat each patient’s needs.

IPL works using a “heat and destroy” method, and shares some similarities with laser treatments. Both Medford IPL and laser therapies use light to heat target areas. However, lasers use one single light wavelength while IPL uses a broad spectrum. This means that IPL can treat more conditions, particularly when technicians personalize the filters thanks to advanced training. Broad-spectrum light targets melanin, traveling through the skin and “destroying” brown spots and freckles.

The first IPL technology was created in 1995, and in the past 25 years, incredible advances have been made. However, although IPL is safe for most patients, it’s still important to disclose all conditions and medications before treatment. If you take photo-sensitizing medications, IPL can be contraindicated. Clients with darker skin may achieve some results with IPL, but these clients are often better suited to other types of treatments.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re interested in learning more about IPL in Medford or any facial rejuvenation procedure, the first step is a consultation. Contact Oasis Eye Face and Skin at (541) 708-6393 and learn more about your aesthetic options.

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