IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Photo Facial is a popular, minimal downtime treatment for the correction of pigment changes and redness associated with facial flushing and rosacea. IPL works by using light energy from a combination of wavelengths to penetrate into the dermis while leaving the epidermis (outside layer of skin) untouched. There is no damage to the skin’s surface and patients have only minimal redness and slight swelling immediately after the procedure.
IPL treatments can be performed on the chest, arms, and hands as well as the face.
- Reduces hyperpigmentation and reverses the signs of sun damage
- Improves redness associated with rosacea
- Reduces unwanted facial veins
- Improves skin texture and pore size
- Stimulates collagen production
Usually 2 to 4 treatments are recommended to achieve maximum effectiveness, depending on your skin type and color. After your treatment, you may notice the sun/age spots darken and a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This redness typically subsides within a couple of hours. Then, over the course of 5 to 10 days, the darkened spots will fade and flake off. Using sunscreen of SPF 30 or more will minimize sun damage and prevent the appearance of new sun spots
What Skin Conditions are Treatable with an IPL PhotoFacial?
Skin conditions that are successfully treated with an IPL laser facial include age spots, freckles, sun spots, liver spots, pigmented acne scars, birthmarks, superficial skin wrinkling, fine spider veins (broken capillaries), diffuse redness associated with Rosacea, cherry angiomas, and even active acne reduction. You will also notice improvement of skin texture and tone.
*Individual results may vary.