The IPL photofacial is a popular way to rejuvenate your appearance with minimal discomfort and downtime involved. Now available at Incredible Veins Skin & Body, this innovative treatment offers a myriad of benefits to those seeking quick, effective cosmetic enhancement. If you have never tried an IPL photofacial before, check out these four reasons this treatment might be the one for you.
Versatile Treatment Addresses Many Concerns
The IPL photofacial is a wonderfully versatile device that uses wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin’s surface and address a wide range of concerns. The treatment may be recommended for any or all of the following:
- Inflammation and redness due to rosacea or acne
- Broken capillaries and facial veins
- Age spots, freckles and other pigmentation issues
- Uneven skin texture and tone due to sun damage
In addition to treating these issues, the IPL photofacial also offers some stimulation of the body’s natural collagen production to produce long-lasting suppleness to the skin.
Quick Procedure, No Downtime
An IPL photofacial usually takes 30 minutes or less to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area and whether other treatments will be performed at the same time. Patients do not require any type of anesthesia prior to treatment – most patients find the procedure to be fairly well tolerated. The first treatment session may be the most uncomfortable as your skin adjusts to the light pulses.
After treatment, patients may return to their daily activities right away. Skin may appear slightly red or flushed. It could be somewhat tender, similar to how it feels when it is sunburned. Mild swelling is not uncommon immediately following treatment, which typically responds well to applications of ice pack. Side effects usually subside within a few hours to a few days after the procedure.
Can Combine with Other Treatments
IPL photofacial is an effective treatment when used alone, but it can also be combined with other procedures to maximize results. Our patients frequently combine IPL treatments with injectable treatments or other procedures that complement the results of IPL and offer additional anti-aging benefits. Medical-grade skin care may also be recommended after your treatment to enhance and extend your overall results.
Results of an IPL photofacial can often be seen after the very first treatment session and will continue to improve in the weeks and months following the procedure. However, most patients find a series of treatment sessions, spaced around 3-4 weeks apart, offer the best results. Anywhere from 3-6 treatments may be recommended, based on the severity of your issues and your desired outcome. Once you have achieved full results, one or two touch-up treatments a year is all you need to maintain those results.
The IPL photofacial is a revolutionary, versatile treatment that has already helped many of our patients achieve a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance. The procedure is relatively quick and does not require a major commitment of time to achieve the results you are looking for. To learn more about this treatment, contact Incredible Veins Skin & Body today at 818-446-2995.