IPL photofacial can treat many skin blemishes and is more gentle than other skin care treatment options. A dermatologist can examine your skin to determine if IPL photofacial is right for you and your skin concerns.
What is IPL Photofacial?
IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial is a laser treatment used to penetrate deep into the skin and improve common skin problems such as:
- Age spots and sun spots
- Rosacea and reddening
- Facial flushing
- Pore size
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Fine lines
Who is a Candidate for IPL Photofacial?
Candidates for IPL photofacial are those who wish to improve facial discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and other skin imperfections. Candidates who want a quick treatment option with no downtime can benefit from IPL photofacial. Those with dark or very tanned skin might not make the best candidates for IPL photofacial. A dermatologist can examine your skin and discuss your concerns to determine if you are a good candidate or not.
How Does IPL Photofacial Work?
IPL photofacial works by targeting deep layers of skin to promote new collagen growth and cause blood vessels to constrict, reducing redness. Only damaged skin is treated to eliminate unwanted melanin. The treatment process only requires about 30 minutes and patients experience only mild discomfort. You might experience some mild swelling and redness that can be controlled with an ice pack.
After treatment, patients are able to return to all normal activities. Results from IPL photofacial will appear over the next several weeks and can be optimized through several more treatment sessions. Three to five sessions over the course of several months are recommended for the best results. After optimal treatment, skin tone and texture will be noticeably improved.