IPL Photofacial - For Smooth, even skin that glows with natural radiance.
An IPL Photofacial rejuvenation treatment that restores youthfulness and radiance, giving you clear, healthy-looking skin. The procedure attacks and gets rid of age spots, brown pigments, discoloration, and redness due to broken capillaries, and incorporates breakthrough innovations in medical beauty to improve the appearance of your skin. With minimal downtime and no significant side-effects, it’s a safe and quick way to bring out your skin’s real beauty.
How does an IPL Photofacial work?
IPL PhotoFacial treatments deliver noticeably smoother, more youthful-looking skin over a series of treatment sessions. The procedure works by beaming light onto the surface of skin in short pulses to promote collagen production and rejuvenate skin from within. With multiple sessions spread over a treatment regimen, the laser pulses help to fade away spots, redness, pores, broken capillaries, rosacea signs and even under-eye circles by targeting the melanin in the darkened area and dispersing it. The tiny fragments of the pigment are then cleared by the lymphatic system through a natural process. This results in the clearing of all of the pigmentation layers which in turn reveals even-toned, unblemished skin.
What can I expect during my IPL Photofacial treatment?
- During your initial visit, our expert skin technician will make sure you’re a good candidate for IPL and give you instructions on what items to avoid for up to two weeks before your IPL. These could include waxing, tanning or sun exposure, peels, and topical creams that contain retinol or glycolic acid.
- When it’s time for your treatment, your skin will be cleansed and then an ultrasound gel applied. You will wear protective eyewear. The device will be held and moved against your skin, and the intense pulsed light will be emitted with the trigger of a button.
- Some people describe the sensation as the snapping of rubber bands.
- The length of treatment depends on the size of the area, but it typically lasts 20 to 30 minutes. After the treatment area has been covered, the gel is removed and sunscreen is sometimes applied.
Other common questions about an IPL Photofacial:
Q. What can I expect after my IPL Photofacial treatment?
Your skin may be red and swollen for a few hours or the rest of the day, but you should be able to go back to your regular activities or work. You’ll be able to apply moisturizer, sunscreen, and makeup immediately after the treatment. One to seven days post-treatment, pigmented spots will appear to rise to the surface of your skin before fading a few days to a week later. Your skin may feel sunburned and hypersensitive for a couple days following, so treat it gently until you’re completely healed. Avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater on the treatment area at all times.
Q. When will I see IPL results and how long will they last?
The treatment plan for IPL is typically slow and steady, with multiple treatments to achieve full results. Patients often see some improvement in redness within two weeks of their first session, but significant results may not be visible for at least five treatments, particularly for more severe dark spots.
Q. Is an IPL Photofacial safe?
IPL delivers broad-spectrum visible light at multiple wavelengths, so it’s able to treat your skin without damaging the top layer, resulting in quicker healing. Safe and non-invasive, our IPL PhotoFacial procedure is a top-of-the-line solution that corrects photo-aged skin and evens out tone and texture. And with an in-house nurse practitioner and laser technician with more than 20 years of PhotoFacial experience, you know you’re in good hands.