IPL PHOTOFACIALS BY LASERAWAY
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WHY IPL PHOTOFACIALS?
Remember that one time you went to the beach and “forgot” your SPF? Now remember how it wasn’t really one time? This treatment might be for you. IPL (which stands for Intense Pulsed Light) is a specialized skin treatment designed to reverse the effects of sun damage, remove dark spots and stimulate collagen, resulting in a more even, more radiant complexion.
Here’s just a few benefits IPL Photofacials are known for…
• Evening & refining your complexion
• Stimulating collagen production
• Reversing the effects of sun damage
• Removing dark or brown spots
• Fighting early signs of aging
• Reducing the appearance of rosacea, melasma & broken blood vessels
• No recovery time
• Noninvasive, non-surgical and safe
*Results and patient experience may vary.
THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR YOUR FACE
We know they have the word “facial” in them, but IPL Photofacials can be performed anywhere on the body. They’re useful anywhere you have sun damage, brown or red spots, hyperpigmentation or age spots. One of our most popular treatment locations besides the face is the chest (we get it, sunny day, low-cut top, sounded like a good idea at the time).
ARE IPL PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENTS RIGHT FOR YOU?
IPL Photofacials are designed for those with sun damage and red or brown discoloration in their skin, and are only safe for patients with a certain degree of contrast between their discoloration and their natural skin tone—meaning fairer skin types. Not sure if this is you? Book your free consultation and we’ll answer all of your questions and assess which of our many skin rejuvenation treatments is right for you.
ABOUT THE PHOTOFACIAL EXPERIENCE
The procedure is fast and easy, taking only about 20 minutes to complete. Your clinician will start by giving you protective eyewear and applying cool gel to the area being treated. Then, they will use the IPL handpiece to deliver precise pulses of light to your skin. Does it hurt? The treatment can be a little uncomfortable, but tolerable. Some of our patients describe it as being similar to a rubber band snapped against their skin.
Results from IPL can be subtle at first, but continue to improve with each successive treatment, depending on the condition of your skin. Many of our clients require multiple IPL treatments to achieve their SkinFitness™ goals, but the number is truly different for everyone. For the best possible results, you’ll also need to make sure you’re using sun protection daily (we’re talking SPF 50+ and barrier protection like wide-brimmed hats and long sleeves) before and after your treatment. Click ahead for a complete list of instructions for before and after your IPL treatment, as well as common side effects and what to do if you experience them.
HOW IPL PHOTOFACIALS WORKS
IPL (which stands for Intense Pulsed Light, remember?) works by delivering precise, high-intensity visible light pulses that target the pigment (hemoglobin or melanin) cells in skin imperfections. The heat from the light destroys the unwanted pigment. The result? Removing redness and irregular pigmentation from things like sun damage, rosacea and more from your skin. Not to mention, the heat from the light also encourages collagen production, which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and gives you that healthy glow.
How much does an IPL treatment cost?
Your treatment plan will be customized to your personal SkinFitness™ goals, and pricing varies based on this. We can discuss specific pricing, as well as our payment plan options, in person during your free consultation.
Does IPL hurt?
The treatment can be a little uncomfortable, but tolerable. Some of our patients describe it as being similar to a warm rubber band snapped against their skin.
How long does each IPL treatment last?
It depends on the area being treated and the condition of your skin. More damaged skin and larger areas such as arms require more pulses to complete the treatment, which will take longer. On average, a facial treatment will take around 15-20 minutes, depending on the number of pulses needed for your particular skin.
How many IPL treatments are needed?
It really depends on the condition of your skin and your SkinFitness™ goals! Results from IPL continue to improve with each successive treatment, so we recommend incorporating IPL treatments into your SkinFitness™ regimen. Many of our patients choose to keep up their results with a maintenance treatment every few months or as needed.
How does a IPL Photofacial work?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It works by delivering precise light pulses to your skin. These pulses target the pigment in skin imperfections, destroying cells and removing redness and irregular pigmentation caused by things like sun damage, rosacea and more from your skin. The result: your skin gets a more uniform, youthful appearance. Not to mention, the heat from the light also encourages collagen production, which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and gives you that healthy glow.
Will I experience any side effects after a IPL treatment?
There are a few very mild side effects associated with this treatment. For the complete list, please take a look at our aftercare instructions.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t get an IPL Photofacial?
IPL Photofacials are designed for those with sun damage and red or brown discoloration in their skin, and are only safe for patients with a certain degree of contrast between their discoloration and their natural skin tone—meaning fairer skin types. We also can’t perform IPL treatments over men’s facial hair, even if it’s shaved. That’s why we require you to have a free consultation prior to your first treatment, where we’ll assess your skin and determine which of our many skin rejuvenation treatments is right for you.