At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, many patients are interested in learning about technologically advanced procedures such as intense pulsed light treatments. Intense pulsed light, also referred to as IPL is a safe and effective way for patients to enjoy skin rejuvenation and enhancement. Intense pulsed light is a specialized treatment that can be used on all parts of the face and body, including the neck, chest, arms, legs, hands and even the back to improve a myriad of conditions including:

  • Large pore size
  • Active acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Facial redness
  • Brown spots/age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Poorly textured skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Transforming the skin from dull to dramatic is simple with the use of intense pulsed light. A specialized device that emits intense pulsed light is used on the treatment area at a certain wavelength and strength for optimum results. The procedure is performed by a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Cheryl Burgess, at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Cheryl Burgess performs the procedure for optimum safety and results.

Intense pulsed light requires no downtime, unlike other treatments that need time to heal. Some laser services, as well as chemical peels, may require patients to step back from certain daily activities or social situations because of the effect they have on the skin, but intense pulsed light therapies can stimulate collagen production and skin cell turnover faster without this necessary time away from work and play.

Annapolis and Washington, DC area patients who are interested in finding out more about intense pulsed light treatments are welcome to book a consultation visit with Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her team of professionals at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She is used to working with men and women who are seeking non-invasive ways of enhancing their skin and rejuvenating their appearance without the expense or risks associated with surgical treatments available with a plastic surgeon. A simple consultation appointment may point patients in the right direction to find out what service is best for their specific needs and is conservative enough for reduced downtime.