What is IPL:
IPL is short for intense pulsed light, a popular treatment that treats broken capillaries (“spider veins”) and hyperpigmentation (“age spots”) caused by age and sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look. It achieves best results when part of a series of treatments, usually a month apart.
Types of Treatments:
- Pigmentation Therapy ($ 150 and up)
- Skin Rejuvenation ($ 150 and up)
- Wrinkle Removal / Skin Tightening ($ 150 and up)
- Vascular Therapy ($ 150 and up)
- Package of 6 treatment ($ 750 and up)
What are Photofacial Treatments:
Photofacials—a skin treatment that uses a light-based technology to boost collagen and lighten the appearance of blemishes. A photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is a treatment touted to reverse sun damage, even out facial color as well as improve tone and texture in the process. In other words, photofacial treatments reportedly:
- tighten pores
- reduce the severity of acne
- reduce the appearance of or eliminate sun spots and freckles
- lessen hyperpigmentation
- treat skin flushing and skin redness
- reduce the appearance of scars (acne, chickenpox, etc.)
- reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- reverse sun damage
- treat vascular lesions (broken capillaries, blood vessels, telangiectasia, rosacea)
- improve facial contour
- tighten skin
- boost collagen and elastin production
Where Treatment Areas Are Best For IPL Photofacial:
IPL Facial Aftercare: What Do I Need To Do After the Treatment:
In order to minimize any potential side effects, individuals who’ve just undergone an IPL photofacial should:
Immediately apply moisturizer and a full spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 protects against UVA and UVB rays.
Wear full spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 protects against UVA and UVB rays, every day on the treated area for at least 30 days (failure to do so can result in complications and skin damage).
Avoid the sun as much as possible for the duration of the treatment plan as well as the next 30 days following the final IPL photofacial treatment.
Avoid applying foundation or powder makeup immediately after the treatment session, if possible.
Not take hot baths for 48 hours following treatment (hot showers not recommended either, hot water must not touch the treated area, warm showers are fine).
Not engage in strenuous exercise that produces perspiration for 48 hours in order to avoid infection.
Not scratch or pick a treated area to avoid infection.
As with pre-treatment measures, avoid using any form of Vitamin A acid for the duration of the treatment plan, including retinoic acid, glycolic acid, tretinoin (Retin-A) and alpha-hydroxy acids.
As with pre-treatment measures, avoid using Accutane.
- Moisturize frequently.