IPL Photofacial

Feel the Youth at Flawless Med Spa

Are you ready to say goodbye to sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and many more? If you’d answered yes, then you’re in for a transformation! IPL photorejuvenation therapy is the latest in modern dermatology, allowing patients to transform their red, blotchy, uneven skin into a radiant smooth complexion.

What is IPL Photofacial?

Photorejuvenation (IPL Photofacial) is a non-invasive skin treatment breakthrough that uses intense pulsed light therapy technology to correct multiple facial imperfections including sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring, redness, and hyperpigmentation. Intense pulsed light therapy uses an intense beam of broad-spectrum lights that target the lower layers of the skin. The pulsing lights will bypass the outer layer of the skin and gently heat the cells in the deeper layers. The procedure will remove damaged and aged skin hidden underneath. In addition, this procedure will also stimulate the increase of collagen production. Keep in mind that IPL photorejuvenation therapy is one of the safest light-based facial treatments available. Most patients experience little or no pain during the entirety of the procedure. With that said, IPL photorejuvenation therapy can improve the overall texture and tone of your skin by revitalizing the skin’s elasticity.

Pros

  • Long-Lasting Improvements in skin quality and texture
  • Little to no downtime

Cons

  • Several treatments may be required before full effects are seen
  • Must stay out of the sun after each treatment

What are the benefits of the treatment?

One of the popular benefits of the treatment is the added bonus of an increase in collagen production in the treated area. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the substance that holds our bodies together. It’s vitally important to our skin’s overall health. Aside from the treatment itself, there is also the possibility to shrink sebaceous glands and pore size with repeated treatments. The number of treatments necessary to achieve this result will vary from patient to patient.

How to Prepare for the procedure?

Prior to your first treatment, the medical professionals will provide clear instructions leading up to the procedure date. Instructions are as followed:

  • 2 to 4 weeks prior to the treatment, avoid excessive sun
  • Avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen to help prevent bruising
  • Protect your skin with sunscreen as well as wear hats and sunglasses

How long does it take for the IPL Photofacial treatment to work?

Most people need about 3 to 5 treatment sessions to really optimize the full effects. However, keep in mind that you need at the very least 1 month apart per session. The reason behind this is that your skin is still in the process of recovering after your first treatment. Additionally, the more sun exposure and redness you have, the more likely you are to need the full five treatments.

What to Expect during the procedure?

Before the procedure begins, you will be given protective eyewear to protect you from the bright flashes of light. Keep in mind that a photofacial procedure will use a computer-controlled device to emit a high-intensity, multi-wavelength light beam that can penetrate all the layers of the skin. During the IPL photofacial, the procedure involves only a minimal discomfort. You will feel a warm rubber band snapping sensation caused by the handpiece. Following the procedure, ointment will be applied to help accelerate your healing process. After all said and done, you’re able to apply foundation or concealer immediately after a treatment.

How long is the procedure?

The most crucial question of them all, how long is the entire treatment? The entire procedure takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes for the medical technician to fully cover the entire selected area. The process comprises of your skin being pre-treated with a cool gel and followed by small intense bursts of light from a handheld device.

What to Expect after the procedure?

So what happens now once the treatment process is complete? After the treatment, you can expect to see some redness, darkening of brown spots, and slight swelling. It’ll take several hours to a day or so for the treatment’s results to become noticeable. The redness will fade, and you will see improvement more and more. However, depending on the condition you are treating, your experience will differ. For further help and acceleration to your full recovery, we suggest that you go home immediately and apply cold cloths to cool down the treated area.

We recommend using a large clean bowl and filling it with ice. Follow-up by adding water and soaking a clean washcloth in the bowl. Ring out the excess water and apply cold cloth to treated area. When the cloth is no longer cold, rinse and repeat the process until the area is cooled.

How many Treatments should I have?

One of the most common questions received is how many treatments should they have performed on them. Typically it’s recommended to have a series of 3 to 6 treatments for most skin and body types. Treatments are usually spread apart with 3 to 4 week intervals. The reasoning behind why you can’t have repeated treatments in successions is because your skin needs time to recover and repair itself before it undergoes another laser treatment.

What are the Results?

The moment that you’ve all been waiting for! The results! Now, bare in mind that there are some post-care steps that you can do to help maintain your new complexion. For starters, be sure to protect the treated area from the sun with sunscreen for at least a couple weeks. With proper facial care maintenance, the results of your treatment may vary and last any where between six months to a full year.