IPL / Photofacials
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
IPL Photofacials, better known as Pulsed Light Therapy, uses a handheld device that emits pulses of broad-spectrum light into the skin during treatments. In addition, this type of therapy treats the deepest layer of the skin. Above all, making it the perfect way to heal sun damage, broken capillaries, and other skin impurities.
Frequently Asked Questions
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is used to treat various skin concerns like sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, or stretch marks. IPL is often referred to as Photorejuvenation or Photofacial.
IPL Photofacial light is absorbed by the hemoglobin and the melanin in the skin. Photofacials are meant to damage the treatment area intentionally. The damaged melanin will break apart where the skin then absorbs it. This process will decrease the appearance of melanin on the skin’s surface. The damaged hemoglobin will act as a stimulator to the blood flow, helping the melanin be absorbed more efficiently into the skin.
A cold gel will be applied to your face as well as a pair of dark glasses over your eyes to protect them during treatment. Once this is done, your provider will begin treating your skin with a handpiece that features a cold, smooth surface. They will move this around the skin while it admits the pulsing light into the skin.
Photofacials are usually done in a series. Each treatment will last 20 minutes to 1 hour. The total time depends on your skin. Most patients have between 3 to 6 treatments over a month.
Photofacials can treat a variety of skin blemishes and pigmentation issues. It can also treat:
- Fine lines
- Broken vessels
- Spider veins
Most patients believe IPL is confined to the face, but there are several different treatment areas. Other popular treatment areas include:
After your treatment, you can expect to have smoother skin. You will also notice a more even tone and texture.