Stellar M22 is a non-invasive intense pulsed light procedure that targets skin damage from age, excessive sun exposure, or other factors. This treatment corrects sun spots, age spots, and other pigmentation irregularities, including broken capillaries, redness due to rosacea, and hemangiomas.

What to Expect

RESULTS: Varies by treatment
LASTS: Varies by treatment
PAIN: Varies by patient
REPEAT: 1-3 treatments



Does IPL hurt?2021-06-11T15:37:09-05:00

Yes, it can be slightly uncomfortable. The sensation during treatment is said to feel like a warm rubber band snap against the skin followed by residual heat in the treated area. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment to help minimize pain.

How many and how often will I need treatments?2021-06-11T15:39:54-05:00

Treatments depend on the skin type, type of lesion, and other individual factors. Generally, pigmentation and vascular lesions require 4-6 treatments about 3-5 weeks apart. After the courses of treatment are completed many conditions require maintenance treatments annually.


What types of skin conditions does IPL treat?2021-06-11T15:33:58-05:00

IPL or intense light is a minimally invasive procedure that uses light passed through various filters to selectively target skin irregularities.

The most common conditions treated with IPL are sunspots & damage, blemishes & freckles, and multiple vascular lesions such as telangiectasias, broken capillaries & rosacea.

When will I see results?2021-06-11T15:38:52-05:00

Results from IPL are seen immediately!

What is the downtime?2021-06-11T15:41:41-05:00

After each treatment, you will have some swelling for a few hours followed by 1-2 days of redness.


Before Treatment Instructions2023-06-08T17:55:36-05:00
  • No sun exposure 2 weeks prior to treatment, including self-tanners and spray tans.
  • No retinol or retin-a 1 week prior to treatment
  • No blood thinners such an advil, aspirin, or ibuprofen 7-10 days prior to treatment
After Care Instructions2023-05-15T14:37:29-05:00

You may experience redness and mild swelling for 3 to 5 days after your treatment. Minor scabbing can develop on the treatment areas which will naturally heal. Your overall skin texture may feel dry and like sandpaper, but these are normal side effects that will subside after 4-7 days of treatment.

Avoid sun exposure and all retinol products for two weeks after your treatment.

Avoid picking or scratching the treatment area.

Sleep elevated to avoid additional swelling.

Use of a gentle serum or hyaluronic acid is recommended to enhance the results and quicken healing time.

Use sunscreen daily.

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SKN at Franks Dermatology


Simmons Bank Plaza Building
4220 North Rodney Parham Rd., Suite 102
Little Rock, AR 72212

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Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 5:00
Friday: 8:30 – 2:30

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