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What is an IPL Photofacial and What are the Benefits?

Imagine if there was one treatment that would improve multiple skin care concerns all at once. Even better, it gave excellent results with minimal downtime. There is such a treatment, and it’s known as Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, also known as an IPL Photofacial. So, what is IPL Photofacial?

What is IPL Photofacial

How IPL Photofacials Work

The practitioner applies a cool gel to clean skin where they will treat the patient. Next, they move a hand-held device that’s similar to a laser over the skin surface in a particular pattern. It emits a spectrum of light that is relatively painless though some patients feel a snapping sensation on the skin. When the light spectrum moves through the skin it boosts the production of elastin and collagen, stimulating a cascade of wonderful benefits, including more luminous, brighter skin. So, what is IPL Photofacial going to improve?

When we are young, getting a tan is considered cool. Unfortunately, the brown spots and discolorations our youthful tanning cause decades later are not cool at all. This is where IPL Photofacials shine because it addresses many of the problems unprotected sun exposure creates. This includes:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sagging Skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Broken Blood Vessels
  • Rosacea and Vascular Conditions

Rosacea is a difficult to treat chronic skin condition. It’s sufferers have persistently flushed or red skin with broken blood vessels and papules. So, what is IPL Photofacial going to do to improve rosacea? This treatment can remove superficial blood vessels from the surface of the skin and decrease redness for a more even complexion.

Quick, Easy and Convenient

An IPL Photofacial usually takes half an hour or less depending on the area being treated. There is little to no downtime so you may resume your regular activities immediately after treatment. Often it can be performed in conjunction with other treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Oh, and it’s perfect for treating the chest and hands too.

Make an Appointment Today

Learn more about IPL Photofacials by contacting our medical spa today. After conducting a thorough skin care consultation to be sure the treatment is right for you, we will set you up with a qualified aesthetician for your IPL Photofacial.