IPL Treatment

IPL Treatment

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and is sometimes referred to as a photofacial. During this procedure, a handheld device is passed over targeted areas of the skin, sending a flash of light deep into the skins layers. The energy and wave lengths in this light breaks up any unwanted pigment, creating a more even skin tone.

What does IPL treat?

• Sun spots
• Rosacea
• Freckles
• Acne Reduction
• Age (liver) spots
• Birthmarks
• Dark Stretch Marks
• Can also improve skin’s texture

Is there any downtime?

Barely! You can go about your normal routine immediately after, however it is recommended that you stay out of the sun in the two weeks before and after your treatments. In the days following your IPL procedure, your skin may feel and look slightly like a sun burn, but will quickly dissipate.

Dark spots on the skin may become slightly darker during the healing time. While you heal, it is recommended that make up on the face not be used, but a moisturizer and SPF be applied daily.

Who is a good candidate?

Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4 are recommended for IPL Treatments.

IPL treatments are NOT recommended if:

• You are pregnant
• Have an active tan (from the sun in the past 14 days or have been exposed to a tanning bed or tanning creams)
• Might have skin cancer
• Are sensitive to light
• Are Fitzpatrick type 5 or 6
• Have severe or keloid scars
• Use a retinoid cream

How many sessions are needed?

While you will see improvement after only one session, most people need about 4-6 sessions in order to obtain their skin’s goals. You must wait 2-4 weeks between each session.

IPL will treat current damaged skin, but doesn’t prevent future damage. Using SPF and moisturizer daily helps to keep your skin looking and feeling it’s best.

Does it hurt?

Similar to most laser techniques, an IPL treatment feels like a rubber band being slapped against your skin.

How much does it cost?

Depending on the surface area, an IPL can cost anywhere from $250 – $1000. Discounts are available when multiple sessions are booked.

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