With the natural aging process and chronic sun exposure, your face develops sun spots, skin blotches, and irregular pigmentation. These changes detract from the natural glow and clarity of skin. The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) facial is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses non-ablative lasers to target:
fine lines and wrinkles
IPL may also be helpful for mild to moderate acne and stretch marks.
For optimal results patients require 2-5 treatments at approximately 3-4 week intervals. The IPL facial produces marked changes in skin over time, as the skin continues to improve for weeks after the treatment.
What happens during the IPL facial treatment?
The treatment takes 1 hour. During this time the skin will be prepped for the treatment. We will double cleanse the skin, use a AHA/BHA mask to soften the superficial dead skin cells and exfoliate to remove then . By doing this we will be treating fresh skin which will allow us to get optimal results, the IPL machine is only used for 15-20 minutes . Patients experience a little bit of discomfort, the actual treatment feels like quick snaps of a rubber band against the skin and feels quite hot. The skin will then be soothed with a cooling and hydrating mask.
What should I expect after the IPL facial treatment?
Immediately after a IPL facial treatment, there may be some mild redness and swelling, which is easily covered with mineral makeup. Patients are able to return to work or to resume their normal activities right away. Some discoloration may be seen in the areas treated, and these areas will flake off within one to two weeks.
What will I look like after the IPL facial treatment?
With each treatment, you will notice gradual improvement in the appearance of your skin. After 2-5 treatments you will notice a significant improvement in the tone of your skin with a cleaner, brighter, and even colored appearance.
No skin rejuvenation program is complete without good skin care products. We offer a full line of medical skin care products that will help enhance the results of your IPL treatment as well as protect the skin.
Skin consultations are also available to help you choose what treatments best suit you