Columbus Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
The Sullivan Centre philosophy includes prescriptive skin care. Dr. Michael Sullivan personally sees all of our skin care patients before receiving any treatment. He will suggest medically proven products and services to address your specific needs. Our skin care specialist Dina Maynard will serve as your concierge through this process. She specializes in microdermabrasion, ultrasound, and various facial peels. She works directly with Dr. Sullivan when it comes to light therapy, skin resurfacing, and skin tightening procedures. By combining experience, relaxation, and medicine, The Sullivan Centre skin care team strives to make your experience a unique one. We make beautiful things by combining art and science.
What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) involves the use of patented fluorescent light technology to effectively treat facial redness, flushing, and pigmentary problems on the face, neck, and chest. Columbus Intense Pulsed Light restores a more youthful appearance to your skin with no downtime, little discomfort, and minimal risk.
How does it work?
IPL is a fluorescent, pulsed-light system that delivers a series of gentle light pulses to the skin. Specific filters are selected to maximize effectiveness. A series of treatments is needed to achieve optimal improvement in your skin.
What results can I expect?
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in the overall redness and flushing in your face, neck, and/or chest. You will experience smoother skin, smaller pore sizes, and the fading of sun spots. If you suffer from rosacea, a common vascular problem, IPL treatments will also improve your symptoms significantly.
What are treatments like?
Treatments take 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated and your skin type. Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. We can apply a topical anesthetic for sensitive skin. Following each treatment, your skin may appear flushed, tiny vessels may be a little more visible, and brown spots may appear darker. During the next few hours, however, these conditions should decrease. With a minimal recovery period and no discomfort after the treatment, you can proceed with your normal activities.
When will I see results?
You will experience smoother skin and a change in skin tone after your first treatment. Five treatments are normally recommended for optimal results. Improvements are gradual and will accelerate after each additional session.