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what is ipl photofacial™?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) PhotoFacial is a non-invasive treatment that erases skin damage without disrupting the skin’s surface.

what results can i expect?

You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. People with visible aging from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother with a decrease in fine wrinkles, reduction in pore size and fading of sun spots. Many people with rosacea see an improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medications.

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how soon will i see results?

After your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and will have a more even tone. These improvements are gradual and will be more visible after each treatment. Five treatments are typically performed for optimal results. Some patients will benefit from an additional treatments.

what is an ipl photofacial treatment like?

Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. A mild amount of discomfort can be expected. Many patients prefer to use a topical anesthetic cream available at our office or by prescription from their personal physician. Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. Brown spots generally appear darker. All of these changes gradually fade over a period of a few hours to a few days.

who are the best candidates for a ipl photofacial treatments?

The best candidates for PhotoFacial Treatments are:

People who suffer from rosacea and experience flushing and redness of their skin.

People with early aging changes and sun damage who desire healthier more youthful appearing skin.

People who don’t want to take the time off to heal from laser resurfacing or chemical peels.

 

IPL Photofacial FAQ's 1

Improve The Signs of Aging with IPL 

The pleasures and stresses of life take their toll and cause our skin to look older. Sun exposure, the major culprit of skin damage, only compounds this. The actual conditions that develop are often a complex of changes in the small blood vessels (called “telangiectasias”) and the appearance of spots and blemishes of pigment. A remarkable technology called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) can treat these developments with a very special flash of light.

First, Understand Natural Skin Changes

As we age, our skin experiences various natural and environmental changes that are associated with the following: Redness, including the symptoms of rosacea, flushing, and broken blood vessels;  pigment changes and skin discoloration, such as freckles and age spots; all of which can occur on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms.