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The Details of an IPL Photofacial

IPL photofacial

At Medical Cosmetics, we offer a treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to rejuvenate your skin. Otherwise known as a photofacial, this treatment is great for a variety of skin conditions. Here, our medical spa explains more about the procedure and why so many men and women love it:

The Device

The high-powered device used for IPL photofacials is similar to a laser. Like a laser, this device delivers an intense, visible pulse of light that targets skin imperfections. However, while a laser uses only one wavelength of light, an IPL device delivers a spectrum of light. This spectrum filters various wavelengths for added coverage and faster treatments.

The Procedure

IPL photofacial treatments are non-invasive and non-abrasive. They start with clean skin and a cool gel applied to the treated area. After that, the IPL device is moved over your skin in a specific pattern. As the light penetrates your skin, it boosts collagen and elastin production. This stimulates skin regeneration in both the epidermis and dermis (the first two layers of your skin). You’ll find yourself with fresher, tighter skin.

The Benefits

When you opt for an IPL photofacial, you’ll enjoy radiant, more youthful skin. In addition to boosting collagen and elastin, these treatments can even out your skin’s color, correct your skin’s tone, and improve your skin’s texture.┬áIPL photofacials can be performed on the face, neck, hands, or chest and can address a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Brown spots
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage
  • Vascular conditions
  • Pigment imperfections

The Preparation

IPL photofacials are simple procedures and require no downtime. This means you can return to your normal lifestyle as soon as your treatment is completed. However, there are some precautions you can take to lessen the chance of side effects. First, make sure that the treated area is free from sunburn, acne, cold sores, eczema, and hypo/hyperpigmentation. Also make sure you’ve been treating your skin with sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher). It’s a good idea to use sunscreen for at least the 4 weeks before your treatment. In addition, avoid taking Vitamin A or using over-the-counter blood-thinning agents like aspirin or ibuprofen.

Schedule Your Treatment Today

If you’re interested in an IPL photofacial, schedule an appointment today at our medical spa. We’ll perform a skin consultation to make sure you’re a good candidate for the treatment. After that, we’ll set you up with our professional aesthetician for your photofacial.