IPL Photofacial

Photofacial Treatment to Reduce the Effects of Aging

The Result: Reduce or Eliminate Wrinkles and Skin Discoloration

IPL Photofacial

Photofacial Treatment to Reduce the Effects of Aging

The Result: Reduce or Eliminate Wrinkles and Skin Discoloration

IPL Photofacial

 

How IPL™ Photorejuvenation Works

During IPL™ photorejuvenation treatment, high-energy light waves are used to reduce or eliminate many common effects of aging, including facial wrinkles and skin discolorations. IPL™ light also encourages the production of collagen, a natural protein that fills in wrinkles, making the skin smooth and supple. With each treatment, the results of IPL™ photorejuvenation become more pronounced. Three to Five full-face IPL™ photofacial sessions spaced three weeks apart are normally required for optimal results. The number of sessions depends on the severity of the aesthetic issues involved.

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Intense Pulsed Light Treatment?

People with tanned or naturally dark skin sometimes experience changes in skin pigmentation after IPL photofacial treatment. African-Americans and people of Greek and Italian descent, for example. Additionally, people who are taking the medication Accutane® should not have an IPL photofacial until at least six months after they stop using the drug. Pregnant women should also postpone treatment until after they give birth.

 

What to Expect During Treatment

Before the procedure begins, you will be given protective eyewear to protect you from the bright flashes of light. A cool gel is often applied to the treatment area, both to lubricate the hand piece and to help cool the epidermis during the treatment. Pulses of bright light to the skin will be delivered through the hand-piece. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. During the IPL photofacial procedure, you will feel a warm sensation caused by the hand-piece. Some patients liken the sensation to a light “snap” from a rubber band. The number of pulses you receive will depend on the size of the area being treated. Following the procedure, ice may be applied to the treatment area to help soothe any discomfort from the procedure. This is often unnecessary, however, as IPL photofacial treatment causes very little pain.

 

Recovery Time

The recovery time from an IPL skin procedure is often very short, as there is very little damage done to the skin during treatment. Depending on the skin malady you are seeking to remedy as well as your skin type, the redness that is present following the procedure may persist for a longer or shorter period of time. The side effects of IPL photofacial treatment dissipate within a few hours for many patients. For some patients, however, the redness or dark spots may take a week to fade. Patients treated for severe acne sometimes experience longer recovery times, though they are often amazed by the results when the side effects wear off. The most important things to remember following IPL photofacial treatment are to avoid the sun for several days and to wear plenty of sunblock for at least two weeks. Intense pulsed light therapy can give you excellent results for a few years or more, but you must take care to ensure your skin is protected for the first few weeks after treatment.

 

Follow-Up IP Treatments

Often, multiple IPL photofacial treatments are necessary to achieve maximum results. Especially if you are seeking to remedy multiple problems – for instance, if you are seeking to improve skin texture and reduce redness – multiple treatments affecting different layers of the skin will likely be needed. During the initial consultation we help you find out how many IPL photofacial treatments you may need to achieve your cosmetic goals.

 

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