IPL Photofacials

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What is IPL photofacial?

IPL (intense pulsed light) is a minimally invasive skin procedure that is similar to a laser, however, the light is more scattered and less focused than a laser. IPL penetrates down to the dermis without harming the epidermis, causing less damage to the skin. It uses the power of broadband light to minimize the appearance of freckles, age/sun spots, rosacea, and broken capillaries.

How does IPL photofacial work?

IPL uses light energy to target a certain color in the skin. Pigmented cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which is then converted into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted cells, causing the pigment to break down into smaller particles. The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissues giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.

What does IPL photofacial treat?

IPL helps reduce the appearance of common skin disorders, including brown spots, rosacea, broken capillaries, and overall sun damage. It can also treat signs of aging such as wrinkles and/or age spots.

Recommended Treatment

3-4 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart
Maintenance treatment is recommended 1-2 times per year

Pre-Treatment:

Avoid direct sun exposure and/or artificial tanning products for at 2-4 weeks prior to treatment. Discontinue photosensitizing topical products (retinol, glycolyic, etc.) 1 week prior to treatment. Skin must be completely clean (no makeup, moisturizer, etc). prior to treatment. Numbing cream will be applied to treatment area 30 minutes prior to procedure.

Post-Treatment:

  • Minimal to no downtime is expected and you may resume normal skincare routine the next day
  • Apply ice until sunburned sensation has deceased
  • The gradual darkening of pigmentation will occur and begin to slough off in 5-7 days
  • In-depth post-treatment handout will be given the day of procedure

Who can use IPL photofacial?

IPL is not recommended for those who have used Accutane within the past year. Schedule your appointment to ensure you’ve had no direct sun exposure within 2-4 weeks before your session. IPL is not available for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not recommended for those with a history of: seizures, vitiligo, scleroderma, collagen disorder, radiation or skin cancer, psoriasis/eczema, or keloid formation. Careful use with melasma and darker skin types (not for skin types V+).

Supporting Treatments/Products

Botox (prevent/correct fine lines in the upper face)
Dermal fillers (correct deep lines and add structural support)
Facials and/or chemical peels
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic serum (skin brightener that protects against oxidative stress while lightening discoloration)
Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective gel (calms and soothes the skin while reducing redness and irritation)

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