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IPL Treatment in Chelmsford, MA

IPL treatment can radically transform your skin concerns.

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With IPL treatment Chelmsford cosmetic specialists at PURE Cosmetic Center can dramatically help you improve the appearance of your skin. The IPL laser (intense pulsed light) reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can improve the overall texture of your skin. This skin rejuvenating technique is also likely to improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and other types of skin discoloration.

IPL Skin Treatment at PURE Cosmetic Center

At PURE Cosmetic Center in Chelmsford IPL treatments for non-ablative facial rejuvenation are available to many of our patients. Dr. Lee is a skilled and experienced cosmetic specialist and surgeon who can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve. If you're looking for a treatment that can help improve the overall appearance of your skin, IPL laser skin resurfacing may be right for you. This is a minimally-invasive treatment which can help improve the texture and tone of your skin.

What isIPL Treatment?

IPL treatment is a non-ablative cosmetic skin resurfacing which uses intense pulsed light technology to improve the look of the skin. It can help with sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and other conditions.

The procedure is non-invasive or minimally-invasive, meaning it doesn't require surgery, and can be done in an office visit. IPL treatments are typically done as a series of treatments, and the number of treatments will depend on the individual's skin condition and goals. It is not recommended for dark skin, as it can cause burns. This form of light therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many people. To see if you're a good candidate for IPL treatments Chelmsford area residents or visitors are encouraged to schedule a consultation to talk to Dr. Lee about whether it or similar treatments would best service your needs.

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IPL Treatment vs. Laser Skin Resurfacing

IPL skin resurfacing is typically done as a series of treatments, and the number of treatments will depend on the individual's skin condition and goals.

IPL skin resurfacing and laser skin resurfacing are both effective methods for improving the appearance of the skin. IPL uses intense pulsed light (which is not technically a "laser" but is often casually named as such) to improve the appearance of the skin, while laser skin resurfacing uses a laser to improve the appearance of the skin.

Both laser skin resurfacing and IPL skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin conditions. IPL skin resurfacing is a non-invasive treatment that can be done in a doctor's office without any need for anesthesia.

Benefits of IPL Skin Treatment

People choose to undergo our Chelmsford IPL treatments because this procedure can improve quality of life and promote self-confidence.

IPL treatments have a range of benefits, including:

  • Reduction in the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Stimulation of the production of collagen
  • Improvement in the appearance of skin conditions such as acne, age spots, and dyschromia
  • It is a non-invasive treatment
  • It can be done in the office without anesthesia
  • It has little to no downtime
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Am I a candidate for an IPL Treatment?

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For candidacy into one or a series of IPL treatments Chelmsford patients must have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Dyschromia

You may not be a candidate for the IPL laser if you have dark skin, as IPL can cause pigment changes in darker-skinned individuals. Talk to your doctor about whether IPL skin resurfacing is right for you, and Chelmsford locals or guests to the area are encouraged to consult with our specialists for all skin treatment options available to you at PURE Cosmetic Center in Chelmsford, MA.

Consultation and Preparation

During your Chelmsford IPL treatment consultation, the provider will assess your skin condition and goals. The provider will also determine whether you are a candidate for IPL skin resurfacing or another treatment. Dr. Lee and his team of specialists will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. There is no special preparation needed for the IPL laser, however, before the treatment, you should cleanse your skin and remove all makeup, lotions, and oils.


All IPL facials or other IPL treatment areas addressed will be done right in the office. First, the provider will cleanse your skin. Next, the provider will apply a gel to your skin. The gel helps protect your skin and makes it easier for the light to be absorbed.

Then, the doctor will hold a hand-held device called an applicator against your skin. The applicator emits pulses of light that penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the cells. The light energy destroys the damaged cells, stimulating collagen production.

After the treatment, the provider will apply sunscreen to your skin. An entire IPL treatment, with our professionals, usually takes less than an hour.

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Recovery, Results, and Aftercare

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IPL treatments are non-ablative and non-invasive, so there is little to no downtime. You may have some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, but this will go away within a few hours.

Why Dr. Lee at PURE Cosmetic Center?

Dr. Lee is a highly sought-after board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in aesthetic treatments. Dr. Lee is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which only accepts surgeons who have met the highest standards in training and experience. At PURE Cosmetic Center, Dr. Lee and his staff strive to offer the best IPL treatments Chelmsford and the greater MA area have to offer.

Schedule Your Chelmsford IPL Laser consultation at PURE Cosmetic Center

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Don't wait any longer to achieve the beautiful, youthful skin you deserve. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Lee at PURE Cosmetic Center in Chelmsford, MA, today. You can also reach us by (978) 800-1680.

IPL Treatment FAQs

IPL skin resurfacing is not painful. You may feel a slight sting when the light pulse is emitted, but this quickly goes away.

The risks associated with IPL treatments are minimal. The most common side effects are temporary and include redness, swelling, and crusting.

You can apply makeup 24 hours after an IPL facial.

An IPL treatment can be done on people of all ages who have concerns about their skin.

One IPL treatment can provide long-lasting results. You may need follow-up treatments to maintain your results and/or to achieve the intended purpose you and your cosmetic specialist have set out to achieve.

The cost of IPL treatment will vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the number of treatments needed.

Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Boston and Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.

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