IPL and Photorejuvenation

Photofacials, Photojuvenation and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) are all treatments that use light waves to improve skin tone and texture. At Clear Sky Medical we use M22 Intense Pulsed Light treatment to treat brown spots, broken capillaries and over 24 different skin conditions.

We all want to look our best. When you look good, you feel more comfortable and confident.

The revolutionary M22 technology from Lumenis offers a convenient option to vastly improve your skin’s appearance by utilizing your body’s own natural healing process. It’s a proven, long-term method to help solve issues with lesions, veins, wrinkles, scars, striae, body hair and more.

Where can IPL help?

The M22 IPL system can be used on every part of your body. The most common treatment areas are the face, neck, chest, back and hands. You could receive treatment for rosacea on your face and then sunspots on your hands with just one machine, in just one visit. The M22 can be used with other treatments such as dermal fillers and neurotoxins.

Colorado living means sun damage:

We live in an amazing state: with 300 days of sunshine a year and clear high-altitude vistas. Since we love being outside here we are exposed to a lot of damaging radiation from the sun. This damage can lead to uneven brown skin spots and premature aging of the skin. Overall it’s great to be outdoors and active as this helps every part of our body from our neurotransmitter health (brain) to our bone strength, however we should use sunblock to protect our skin and lips. IPL treatments can help with removing brown spots and creating a more uniform and youthful look.

Visible blood vessels:

Some of us suffer from various conditions that show blood vessels near the surface. Telangiectasia (broken capillaries or spider veins) is a common condition that can cause extreme facial redness and burning. Another condition can cause most of the face to exibit redness is erythema. Erythema can range from occasional reddening from blushing to a condition that results in most of your face being red most of the time. People with fair skin and blue eyes are more susceptible to these conditions. Rosacea is another common condition that has the symptom of broken capillaries near the surface. For some people who work in professions that require social/business contact these conditions can effect their livelihood as how you look influences what your coworkers and clients think about you. At Clear Sky Medical we have several options for spider veins, including not just IPL but Sclerotherapy.


Patches of skin may become darker in color than surrounding skin as a result of sun, acne, hormonal changes, and age. Hyperpigmentation is caused when excess deposits of melanin form under the skin. The face, arms, neck, and top of the chest are common areas for these spots. When it comes to aging, solar lentigines (also known as liver spots) form on areas exposed to the sun.  Melasma are different from age spots in that they are usually formed by hormonal changes. Pregnancy and changes caused by birth control pills can cause large areas of the body to change color.

IPL Photo courtesy of Lumenis.com and Mariela Nazar, MD

About the treatment:

The M22 uses intense pulsed light to enhance and improve your skin. A broad spectrum of light is transmitted with the IPL handpiece through a small smooth transparent lightguide that is gently placed on your skin. The M22 also uses proprietary Optical Pulse Technology (OPT) to give your clinician complete control over the light pulse. This provides you with a safer, gentler, comfortable, yet powerful, procedure.

Lumenis patented IPL technology creates an improved tone and texture on the skin by utilizing your body’s own natural healing process. The intense pulsed light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by the blood which decreases pigmented lesions, by damaging them. Your body’s own natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even tone and texture, and a more youthful appearance.

Effective and Fast: Our M22 can treat your underlying skin conditions in just one pass without damaging the skin’s surface. Treatments generally take only 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Every patient is different, but most will require just 4-6 sessions, with 4-8 weeks between each treatment.

Long Lasting: The M22 provides excellent long-term results and you may only need one series of treatments. You may need to return for a “touch-up” rejuvenation.

Gentle: The procedure produces a minimal stinging sensation, which can be treated with a cold gel and/or tropical numbering cream. Not much, if any, recovery time is needed. Most patients can have the treatment during their lunch break and then return to work.

Predictable Results: The M22 technology is used in doctor’s offices across the globe. It is one of the most trusted aesthetic platforms in use. This precise therapy can deliver instant improvement, and continues to enhance the skin after the body’s natural healing process is complete. However, for the full improvement to occur the body’s natural healing process will happen over several days.

Other treatments:

At Clear Sky Medical we believe in the use of non-toxic, minimally invasive treatments to help you look and feel younger. After a consultation we will talk to you about various treatments available to help you. IPL is one of several options for improving your skin. Please call us to set up your consultation. Tel: 303-790-7860

Related services at Clear Sky Medical:
Sclerotherapy >
Anti-aging Medicine >
MiXto Fractional Laser treatments >
Peels >


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