IPL—or intense pulsed light treatment—is a form of light-based skin resurfacing that is often used to treat pigmentation issues and sun damage. The procedure is best performed on people with light or medium skin tones who have visible sun damage on the skin. However, with the results and power behind the treatment, patients sometimes ask, “Is IPL good for anti-aging?”
Overall, yes, IPL is a great way to treat signs of aging. Along with sun damage, intense pulsed light treatment may help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, spider veins, and an uneven skin texture. It also can help stimulate collagen production which can generally improve the look, thickness, and volume of the skin.
Everyone ages differently. Those with a large amount of photoaging will likely see the best results from IPL treatment. A master esthetician will examine your skin and help determine the right anti-aging procedures for your skin and goals.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.