Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Eliminate Brown Spots & Redness

Did you grow up loving your tan? While the sun is important in maintaining our vitamin D levels, its UVA rays can cause a range of issues, such as wrinkles, brown spots, broken vessels, redness (rosacea), and even skin cancer. Sunscreens’ SPF ratings only refer to the UVB rays that burn, and inadequate or expired sunscreens contribute to the high incidence of age-related changes. Dr. Cockerham can help you reverse a variety of those changes using patented, state-of-the-art intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), also known as photofacial treatment.

What is IPL?IPL treatments

IPL is an advanced technology that uses a broad spectrum of light wavelengths and a variety of filters to gently draw the brown spots onto the surface of your skin. These areas will then exfoliate painlessly in seven to ten days. The redness associated with rosacea also dramatically reversed by IPL. Dr. Cockerham has over two decades of experience facilitating facial rejuvenation for women and men with sun-damaged skin. She has been selected as a Center of Excellence by Lumenis® to teach other physicians the most advanced techniques.

What Can IPL Be Used to Treat?

  • Brown spots due to sun or hormones
  • Sun damage
  • Skin discoloration
  • Redness and visible vessels
  • Acne, rosacea and other conditions

What Areas of the Body Can You Get IPL Treatments?

The treatment can be used on the face, neck, chest, back, arms, and legs to combat these and other unsightly skin conditions.

How Long Does an IPL Treatment Take?

Anesthetic cream and a cooling gel are applied to maximize effectiveness and optimize comfort. Your treatment is completed in 20 minutes per area.

Is There Any Downtime After an IPL Treatment?

Following your IPL, you can resume your normal activities immediately, after applying sunblock.

How Many IPL Treatments Will I Need?

Results can vary, but three to six treatments are usually needed to achieve the desired look.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Cockerham Today!

To learn more about how you could benefit from IPL treatments, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cockerham today. Central Valley Eye Medical Group is proud to serve Stockton, Modesto, Manteca, and the surrounding areas of California.


If you would like to learn more about Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) call 1-800-244-9907 to make an appointment at Central Valley Eye Medical Group.


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Dear Friends,

We at Central Valley Eye hope that you and your families are well. To continue to protect the health of our patients and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, we are taking all reasonable precautions as we provide the eye care that our community needs:

  • All patients and staff must now wear masks within the clinic building. Please bring one from home.
  • Whenever appropriate, we are rescheduling patients with fever, cough, or cold symptoms
  • We have adjusted our schedule to decrease the number of patients in our waiting rooms
  • We have increased our already strict sanitizing practices
  • Whenever appropriate, we are diverting visits to telemedicine (by cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop). Please contact us for further details at 209-952-3700.

If you are unsure whether to come in for your visit, please call us.

Following state guidelines, the doctors at Central Valley Eye have recently resumed performing elective surgeries. Our surgery coordinators will be contacting patients to reschedule the surgeries that needed to be postponed. We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 209-952-3700.

Warmest regards,

Brandy Simpson
Practice Manager
Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc.