IPL Photo Facial
What It Does
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) also known as “Photofacial” is a treatment that can safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun (brown spots and age spots). It is also effective for improving uneven skin tone and small vascular lesions like red spots, rosacea and spider veins.
IPL does not use laser technology, but instead uses broadband light that flashes in multiple simultaneous wavelengths over the skin’s surface which stimulates collagen production. The formation of new collagen results in decreased appearance of skin imperfections such as fine lines and uneven skin tone.
Our experienced staff are able to accomplish effective results. Check out our before and afters!
Improves most brown spots and hyperpigmentation from sun damage.
Minimizes or removes freckles, broken blood vessels, rosacea and fine lines.
Gives the skin a smoother, more even tone appearance
Skin “glows” after a series of treatments
Any area of the body can be treated
Number of Treatements
To get the best results we recommend 3-5 IPL treatments performed 3-4 weeks apart. This allows us to effectively and carefully treat the problem areas and achieve the very best results.
Limit sun-exposure and stop the use of any topical chemicals such as Retin-A, Tretinoin, Vitamin C serums, hydroquinone, or any photosensitizing agents for one week prior to treatment.
Do not receive excessive sun exposure prior to your treatment, which also means do not come in with tanned (includes self-tanner) or sunburned skin.
Common Treatment Areas
Common treatment areas include the face, neck, chest, shoulders and hands.
What To Expect
Treated dark spots and areas of unwanted pigmentation will darken at first, and may raise and look like coffee grounds on the skin. This is normal and a good indication that the treatment is working. Over the next 7 to 10 days these spots will begin to flake off. It is important not to scratch or pick the skin during recovery.
After the treatment your skin will look rosey or even slightly sunburned, however you can resume all normal activities.
After Care Instructions
Avoid unprotected sun exposure for at least 30 days and always use a sunscreen when any sun exposure is possible (SPF 30 with UVA/UVB protection).
If your skin is sensitive after the treatment you can apply a 1% hydrocortisone cream, aloe, or take Advil for discomfort.
Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer for 14 days after treatment.
Do not use corrective, exfoliating or active skincare products for 7-10 days after treatment.