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About Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

The Palomar Starlux 500 by Cynosure, is recommended for Vascular Lesions including spider veins (telangiectasias), rosacea, hemangioma, angioma, and port-wine stain for a wide range of skin types. Additionally, benign pigmented lesions such as sun damage, acne, freckles and age spots. 

In addition to evening the skin, collagen is also stimulated and pore size reduced.

IPL before and after



How it works

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is designed to treat various skin discolorations in gradual and gentle ways, while eliminating downtime after treatment.

It usually takes about 20-30 minutes to treat the entire face.

For more comprehensive results, multiple treatments are often necessary, but the actual number of treatment sessions may depend on the condition of the skin treated.


When multiple treatments are needed, it is recommended they be scheduled at 4-6 weeks intervals.

What to expect?

There are many IPL devices of various degrees of quality, safety, and treatment effectiveness. Our IPL device is designed to be safe, and very effective at delivering great results.  Another part of a successful IPL treatment is the staff treating the patient. Our staff is highly attentive for optimal performance of the treatments.  Patient-centered precision and care is our priority. 

One session takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.​ Recovery time is minimal, with patients going back to work or daily activities right after treatment. Immediately after treatment there will be mild redness, and some of the freckles or dark spots will initially get darker, but can be concealed with makeup and will fade after a few days. It is strongly advised to avoid direct sunlight and  tanning. We also recommend daily use of a 15+ SPF with micronized zinc to better protect your skin before and after treatments. 

*Individual variations can occur in recovery times and we do not recommend scheduling any treatment immediately before an important event.*

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"My rosacea flares up about once a month. This has been a HUGE help!" 

-Nicole J.  

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