IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is an advanced type of light therapy used to treat dry eye, wrinkles, skin spots and unwanted hair.
Your MVC Eye Care professionals use IPL to minimize &/or remove:
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Age Spots
- Sun Damage
- Broken Blood Vessels on Your Face
- Rosacea & More!
How To Prepare
Before your initial IPL procedure, your doctor will examine your eyes as well as the skin around your eyes to let you know what to expect and discuss your unique treatment plan. *Let them know if you have any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment, such as inflammatory acne or eczema.
Your doctor may recommend that you avoid certain activities, medications, and other products for two weeks prior your procedure.
Costs & Insurance
On average, IPL costs up to $600 per treatment however, your MVC Eye Care professionals offer this service to our loyal patients for just $300 per treatment of the ocular area &/or $400 per full-face treatment! It is recommended that patients receive 4 treatments, 3-4 weeks apart for optimum results. Due to the fact that IPL is still considered a cosmetic procedure, most health insurance plans won’t cover the cost.
What to Expect
Your MVC Eye Care specialist cleans the area that’s being treated first. Then they rub a cool gel onto your face. Last, but not least, they will apply light pulses from the IPL device to your skin.
The pulses might sting your skin a bit. Some people describe the feeling as if they were being lightly snapped with a rubber band. The treatment should take 20 to 30 minutes depending on how large the area is that’s being treated.
Most people experience mild redness or swelling after the procedure. The treated area of skin will be red and sensitive for a few hours, as if you got sunburned. This typically fades within a day or two. You should be able to go right back to your regular activities after your treatments. Some patients may need to avoid using hot water on the treated area until your skin heals.
This service is currently available at our Merrimack location.*