Prior to an IPL Photofacial, the area to be treated is cleansed and coated with a gel for added comfort. An IPL device is maneuvered over the treatment area, in a series of gentle pulses. The light penetrates through the skin, and is then absorbed by the abnormal vessels or pigmentation. The heat from the IPL device causes damage to the unwanted cells, and the skin quickly begins a natural healing process, which stimulates collagen production. An IPL Photofacial can last anywhere from 15-45 minutes, and depends on the severity and size of the treated area. The skin is lightly cleansed once again after the treatment is over, and a high-grade sunscreen is then applied.
In order to get optimal results, multiple Photofacial treatments are required, usually in a series of 4-8 sessions. The unwanted skin cells typically darken and eventually flake off, or the body absorbs them. The healing process usually takes 1-2 weeks; therefore, patients are not recommended to receive a photofacial just prior to attending a special event.
As always it is recommended to seek out a qualified and trained professional for any resurfacing procedure so contact us today to schedule your appointment!
The results of the procedure may last between six to 12 months. It’s recommended to avoid skin damaging products along with environments post procedure to ensure the best results.
Reduces hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun spots, reduces any skin redness, helps to control breakouts, repairs small blood vessels, can be safely combined with other procedures, treatments are affordable.
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