Intense Pulsed Light


  • Reduces or removes age spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Treats broken blood vessels
  • Improves skin tone
  • Eases rosacea
  • Non-invasive
  • No down time
  • Stimulates collagen production

Pigmentation, sun spots and broken capillaries are signs our skin has been damaged by the sun. For many of us, that damage was sustained years ago before we understood and embraced the importance of protecting our skin with sunscreen. Or perhaps hormonal changes, pregnancy and other medical conditions have created hyper-pigmented areas on your skin. Our experienced medical team uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) as an effective, non-invasive treatment to reduce or remove brown spots, broken blood vessels and other discoloration revealing an improved, even skin tone. Book your complimentary IPL assessment at INLIV Calgary today.

What to expect

Intense pulsed light therapy can take as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and there is minimal discomfort. The best part is that results are often visible with just one treatment, although multiple treatments may be required to achieve full correction.

Following an IPL skin rejuvenation treatment, clients typically experience a sunburn-like sensation with some minor swelling that usually subsides within 24-48 hours.

Many blood vessels may disappear immediately, while some of the larger vessels and pigmentation spots will slowly clear over the next one to two weeks. Spots will darken following the treatment and the treated skin flakes off over several days, revealing the beautiful, fresh skin beneath.

For larger patches of hyperpigmentation or resistant sun spots, a combination of topical medications and chemical peels may be recommended.

Individual results may vary.

How it works

IPL is a fast, non-invasive, effective treatment that uses pulses of optimized light to deliver energy into the skin. This energy targets only the red and brown pigmented areas, leaving the surrounding skin cells unharmed. The treatment also stimulates collagen production deep within the dermis for enhanced skin texture.