The IPL treatment is usually a 15 to 30 minute appointment. For increase comfort I always give our patients the option to numb at least 30 minutes prior to their treatment. In my office my Physician Assistants use a Zimmer (a machine that throws out cold air) during the treatment to help distract the patient and decrease pain intolerance. The procedure is very quick and effective.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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