What is IPL?
If sun damage or dark spots have begun to make you lose your confidence, Body Bar MD can offer you a skin consultation at either our Carmel or Terre Haute, IN office. You might make a great candidate for IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy because it is a rejuvenating skin treatment for men and women with hyperpigmentation problems on the neck and face. Using state-of-the-art technology, Alma Harmony XL Pro, Dr. Christy sends intense pulses of light that heat skin cells, igniting the natural healing process and boosting collagen production. Over time, you should begin to see a healthier and consistent complexion.
"Dr. Christie has, quite simply put, kept me from losing my mind. I did not understand what was happening to my own body and I was completely confused when I walked into her office. When my tests were complete she broke it all down and explained everything in ways I could understand and got me on a regimen to get my health back and finally be able to lose some weight and regain control of my life and health. I cannot say enough good things about this program, Dr. Christie and of course I can’t leave out Zeph. I’m 45 lbs. down and with Dr. Christie’s patience, knowledge and guidance, this is a battle I am now in complete control of and will win. If you are on the fence to come in, stop thinking and do it. Best decision I’ve made in years!"- K.H. / Google / Dec 08, 2020
"My experience with Dr. Christy and her staff has been nothing but positive. From first apt she made me feel comfortable without judgement. She is always providing the positive support that I need to be successful."- C.C. / Google / Nov 14, 2020
"I was referred to Dr. Christy by a friend who has been receiving hormone pellet therapy. I could see the difference it made in her life, but was honestly skeptical it could make as positive an impact on my health and well-being. I was tired all the time, never felt good and as a result, I put on a substantial amount of weight. Even though I was a skeptic, I was to the point I would try anything. My life has changed in a major way in just a month and a half after receiving hormone pellets. I feel good and have energy. I am starting to shed weight and these factors have positively contributed to my mental health as well. Dr. Christy is also incredibly relatable and explains everything well. I can't recommend highly enough!"- K.M. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
"I had the pleasure of training Dr. Kirkendall Watson in my clinic in Austin, TX (Austin Love Doctor) for a 14-hour day. In addition to the procedures she already offers, she learned the Vampire Facial, Vampire Facelift, Vampire Breastlift, Vampire Wing Lift, O-Shot, and Priapus Shot. She is an excellent physician injector with an artistic and conservative eye and does things pain-free. She is smart, knows anatomy well, and has a pleasant bedside manner. Our models were extremely pleased with her and happy with their results. She offers a plethora of synergistic treatments and can now add more to her repertoire to help men and women live their best life. Her patients are lucky to have her, and she also lectures and trains other physicians on Alma lasers and liposuction."- E.P. / Google / Aug 01, 2020
"Amazing clinic with caring and devoted staff!!"- R.R. / Facebook / Feb 04, 2020
Can I Get IPL?
Our IPL treatments reach the deep layers of your skin to improve blemishes, like brown lesions and sun spots, with minimal or no recovery time. If you have sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, large pores, a flush face, freckles, age spots, or broken capillaries, you may be a good candidate for IPL at Body Bar MD. IPL is not ideal for pregnant women so if you are pregnant or you may become pregnant, it is better to hold off on IPL until you've completed your childbearing years. If you take medications or have any medical conditions, it is important to discuss those with Dr. Christy during your consultation as they can have an impact on whether you are a qualified candidate. Dr. Christy looks forward to assessing your skin and discussing treatment goals and options with you at both our Carmel and Terre Haute, IN offices.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL is done at both our Carmel and Terre Haute, IN offices in around 20 – 30 minutes. To prep you for your procedure, someone from our friendly team will wash and dry the skin to be treated, then protect your eyes with goggles. Dr. Christy will administer the IPL treatment using Alma Harmony XL Pro, a handheld wand that emits pulses of light energy as she passes it over the skin. While many patients will feel mild discomfort during the IPL photofacial, it is generally bearable given the short treatment time. Once your procedure is complete, we will get you out the door and back to your normal, everyday activities.
What Can I Expect After My IPL Treatment?
One of the benefits of IPL treatments is that there is no downtime. You can leave our office and get back to your everyday activities. Your complexion will be a little red and swollen, but this is natural and will go away in several hours. If necessary, it may be hidden with cosmetics. Body Bar MD recommends you use an ointment on the treated skin to speed up your healing process. Anti-inflammatory medicine can also help ease swelling if you wish. After 2 – 5 days, the irregularities that we treated under the skin will rise to the surface and start flaking away. It's very important that you do not pick at your skin during the healing process and that you take extra measures to protect it from the sun. While you will have noticeable results after your first treatment, you will see the best outcome with several IPL treatments. Dr. Christy recommends most patients get 3 – 6 sessions done every four weeks at Body Bar MD.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $300
- Recovery Time
- How Long It Takes
- 30 – 45 min
- Follow Up Time
- Every 2 – 4 weeks
Let Your Skin Shine
Healthy, beautiful skin is something we often take for granted when we are young. As you age, maybe you've noticed sun spots, brown lesions, or other factors impact the natural beauty of your skin. We encourage you to find out more about IPL treatments at Body Bar MD by contacting our office and scheduling a skin consultation with Dr. Christy. With IPL treatments at either our Carmel, IN office or Terre Haute, IN office, we can go deep within the layers of damaged skin to help restore a radiant glow and a clear complexion.