Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Specialist

A.J. Hunziker, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

American Chiropractic

A.J. Hunziker, D.C.

Chiropractor & Rehabilitation Specialist located in Jacksonville, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL

Do you wish you lived in someone else’s skin because yours doesn’t look the way you want it to? If you have a severe case of acne, a port wine stain, spider veins, or a similar unsightly condition on your face or another part of your body that is often exposed, you no doubt long for smooth, unblemished skin. Dr. A. J. Hunziker, a chiropractor with American Chiropractic, with two convenient locations in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL, can remove these skin imperfections using a special light, called intense pulsed light, or IPL, along with laser technology. With today’s modern technology in the hands of a skilled physician, your new complexion is closer than you think! Call our office, or book your appointment online today.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Q & A

What is IPL?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a non-invasive treatment for a large variety of skin conditions, from rosacea and wrinkles to spider veins and scar reduction. Dr. Hunziker uses a device that emits high-intensity flashes of light to restore and enhance your skin to its original beauty.

Do I need to prepare for the IPL treatment?

Dr. Hunziker asks you to explain your goals for the procedure. He’ll let you know whether the treatment can deliver the outcome you desire and what your options are. As with laser treatment, you need to avoid the sun in the weeks before and after the procedure. Dr. Hunziker uses the latest IPL and laser technology integrated into one sophisticated system to deliver the most effective results in cosmetic skin restoration and rejuvenation today.

What happens during an IPL procedure?

IPL systems are similar to lasers. Your discolored, darker skin cells from brown spots, port wine stains, or even freckles, absorb light from the IPL. Heat from the IPL system destroys the darker skin cells. IPLs are often used in conjunction with lasers. They can send a variety of wavelengths in each pulse.

The Cutera XEO laser system contains an IPL option. This advanced system delivers a precise amount of energy to the affected area to ensure that you receive the correct amount of light--not too much and not too little. The staff applies a cool gel to the affected skin along with an IPL cooling device. The IPL glass “head” then touches the skin and emits targeted pulses of light to the affected area for about 20 minutes.

IPL therapy affects the underlayer of your skin (the dermis) without affecting the upper layer, which is what you see (the epidermis). You can undergo IPL treatment at lunch and go back to work immediately, whereas laser treatment usually involves applying soothing cream and cool packs after the procedure, and the skin may look mildly sunburned for a few days.

What conditions does IPL improve?

  • Aging, wrinkled skin
  • Inflammatory acne
  • Stretch marks
  • Port wine stains
  • Spider veins
  • Birthmarks
  • Scars

How many IPL treatments do I need to improve my skin?

If used alone, IPL requires a few more treatments than treatment with lasers alone. Sometimes they are used together, depending on your skin condition.