Laser/IPL/Photo facial in Charlotte, NC IPL® Photofacial in Charlotte, NC Darst Dermatology offers IPL® Photofacial treatments to the residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities. What is IPL® Photofacial Treatment? IPL® Photofacial provides a quick, effective treatment method for patients who want to improve the youthful appearance of their skin without surgery. IPL® Photofacial uses Intense Pulsed Light, a non-ablative laser, to target problem areas on the face, chest, neck and hands. Also known as “photorejuvenation,” IPL® Photofacial treatment produces few side effects and because it does not damage the surface of the skin, requires little to no downtime. How Does IPL® Photofacial Work? To treat problem areas, IPL® Photofacial delivers a calibrated wavelength through a small handset to treat superficial pigments in the epidermis, or the outermost layers of the skin. These superficial pigments can lead to age spots, discoloration, and redness in the skin, resulting in a less youthful appearance. IPL®’s concentrated light is delivered directly to the dermis, the deeper parts of the skin, while bypassing the epidermis. Following treatment, the body’s natural processes will eliminate the targeted tissue, resulting in a youthful glow and a more even skin tone. Who is a Good Candidate for IPL®? Patients who are concerned about photo-aged or sun-damaged skin or have age spots or redness due to rosacea or broken capillaries are prime candidates for IPL® Photofacial treatment. IPL® treatment also can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, facial veins and flushing and irregular pigmentation. Moreover, patients who live active lifestyles will appreciate the laser’s quick, effective procedure; following treatment, you can immediately resume your normal activities. Are There Side Effects? Patients say that IPL® Photofacial treatments are quite painless, and the light sometimes feels like a rubber band snapping against their skin. Following the session, you may experience redness, or feel as if you have a mild sunburn on the treated area. Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers IPL® Photofacial treatments to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.