If you’re looking for one treatment that improves many different skin conditions, an IPL photofacial is a great fit. One of many advanced therapies available at Rejuvenation Medi-Spa in Prince Frederick and La Plata, Maryland, IPL photofacials offer astounding improvements without the need for surgery or other invasive procedures. When you’re ready to explore the possibilities available through an IPL photofacial, book an appointment today, online or by phone.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is an aesthetic treatment that targets carefully controlled pulses of broad-spectrum light into the deeper layers of your skin. Because the process leverages the power of light, these treatments are often called IPL photofacials.
An IPL photofacial is a serious procedure, and one that should always be performed by a medical professional.
IPL photofacials improve the appearance of many different skin conditions, including:
The ability to treat more than one condition with the same treatment is part of what makes IPL photofacials so popular.
Once you’re comfortable, your practitioner cleanses your skin before applying a thin layer of cooling gel on your skin. You’ll wear dark glasses to protect your eyes.
Your practitioner moves a treatment handpiece over the surface of your skin. The handpiece emits pulses of light that penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin.
A full-face treatment generally takes around 45 minutes from start to finish.
Some men and women report a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band, while others liken the experience to a tolerable stinging sensation. The process may be a bit uncomfortable but does not cause significant pain.
As the light penetrates into your skin, it creates heat, which damages the targeted cells. Your body responds with its natural healing power, prompting new cellular growth and pushing the damaged skin cells to the surface of your skin, where they eventually slough off.
It can take as long as three months for full results to develop. Depending on the skin issues you’re treating, a series of 5-12 sessions is needed to reach optimal results. You’ll receive a personalized treatment plan during your first visit.
You can extend those results by using a high-quality sunscreen every day. Embracing a healthy skin care routine with professional-level products also goes a long way toward maintaining results. Sun exposure or failure to adequately exfoliate causes sun spots, freckles, and overall skin dullness to return.
To learn more about IPL photofacial technology and if it’s right for you, schedule an appointment today, online or by phone.