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IPL Photofacial

Beyond Skin Deep

IPL Photofacial
(Intense Pulse Light) 

$199 (60 min)

What is IPL?  

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) photofacial therapy is a popular cosmetic skin treatment that uses intense pulses of light to improve the appearance of skin and promotes anti-aging. It
 is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that typically requires minimal downtime. Patients can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment, making it a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles. It is suitable for Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-IV.
 

When performed by a qualified and experienced skincare professional, IPL photofacial is considered a safe and effective treatment for various skin concerns. It is suitable for most skin types and can be customized to address specific skincare needs. Multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve optimal results, the benefits of IPL photofacial therapy can be long-lasting with proper skincare maintenance and sun protection.

IPL is used to treat the following conditions: 

 

  • Improvement of Skin Tone and Texture: IPL photofacial can effectively target various skin concerns such as sun damage, age spots, freckles, rosacea, and uneven pigmentation. It helps to even out skin tone and improve overall texture, resulting in smoother and more radiant skin.

  • Reduction of Malasma/ Age Spots/ Freckles: Prolonged sun exposure can lead to sunspots, pigmentation irregularities, and freckles. IPL photofacial can help reduce the appearance of brown spots by targeting the melanin in the skin, breaking down pigmented cells and promoting their natural removal. 

  • Stimulation of Collagen Production: IPL photofacial stimulates the production of collagen, a protein responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. This helps to improve skin laxity, reduce fine lines, and enhance overall skin tightness, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

  • Minimization of Blood Vessels/ Spider Veins: IPL can effectively target and reduce the appearance of broken capillaries, spider veins, and vascular lesions on the skin, resulting in a more even complexion and reduced redness.

  • Treatment of Acne and Acne Scars: IPL photofacial therapy can be used to target acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation associated with acne breakouts. Additionally, it can help improve the appearance of acne scars by promoting collagen remodeling and skin regeneration.

  • Shrinks Large Pores (without the need for topical products that dry out skin).
  • Improve Hyperpigmentation (darker skin patches caused by an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color). 

  • Fitzpatrick skin Type I-IV.

Pre-Care

  • Avoid Asprin, Ibuprofen, Omega 3, or any other type of blood thinner prior to your treatment. 

  • Avoid sun bathing, spray tan, tanning bed at least 5 days prior.

  • Discontinue use of antibiotics at least 5 days prior. 

  • Discontinue Retinol or any topical with active ingredients at least 5 days before and after treatment. 

  • No use of Accutane (oral acne medication) within 12 months of treatment. 

  • Apply SPF 30+ daily throughout treatments. 

Post-Care

  • Use a sunscreen with 30+ SPF. 

  • If edema appears after treatment, you may use a cold compress (not direct ice). A low concentration steroid ointment can also be used to reduce any swelling.

  • Do not soak in a bath tub with hot water, as this may dilate the vessels in the treatment area.

  • Avoid steam rooms, saunas, exercising, and sweating for at least 24 hours following your appointment.

  • Avoid swimming for at least 3 days following your appointment. 

  • Avoid sun bathing, tanning beds, self tanners, and spray tans for at least 4 weeks following your appointment. 

  • Avoid Retinol or any topical with active ingredients 5 days after.  

  • Moisturize the treated area with Vaseline or Aquaphor at least 3 times a day for 3-4 days or until micro-crusting has sloughed off. 

  • Do not pick and allow the skin to heal internally in 3-4 weeks.

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