What is IPL PhotoFacial?
IPL (intense pulse light) PhotoFacial uses pulses of light to target deep layers of the skin, causing collagen fibers and blood vessels to restrict and reduce visible redness. This can improve skin concerns such as:
- Sun damage
- Acne scarring
- Blotchy skin
The treatment is nonabrasive, working below the skin instead of removing the outer layers like some other skin treatments.
IPL PhotoFacial Candidates
Those who experience skin discoloration from sun damage, age, or certain conditions can benefit from an IPL PhotoFacial to achieve a more even complexion with reduced redness. Patients who are unhappy with large pores, freckles, and fine lines can also benefit from an IPL PhotoFacial for rejuvenation. Those with severe signs of aging or deep scarring might benefit more from a different treatment option.
Before treatment, you will be given eye protection and a cooling gel will be applied to the treatment areas. For the IPL PhotoFacial, a handheld device with be used to deliver pulses of light to the skin. The light reaches deep layers of skin to treat broken capillaries causing redness and other blemishes. When light it emitted, patients describe a snapping and warm sensation. The duration of your treatment can span a few minutes to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area. Multiple spaced-out treatment sessions are typically required for optimal results. A skin care specialist can determine how many sessions you will need depending on the extent of your concerns.
Recovery and Results
Because the IPL PhotoFacial is so gentle on the skin, creating little damage, recovery time is minimal. Patients might experience some light redness that should diminish in the next few hours. The sun should be avoided for several days after treatment and sunscreen should be worn for the first few weeks. In the weeks following an IPL PhotoFacial, patients will begin to notice reduced redness and scarring and a more even complexion.
To learn more about IPL PhotoFacials and our other skin treatment options available, contact Skin Care of Arizona today. We can schedule your consultation with a skin care specialist to develop your unique treatment plan.