What is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, such as brown spots, sun damage and red spots, and Rosacea. The bright light passes through the epidermis, drawing out the pigment producing cells and dispersing the uneven pigment. IPL Photofacial can be used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back arms, legs and just about anywhere else. Photofacial is also an effective treatment for broken veins and spider veins. Photofacial can reverse the signs of aging.

What Does IPL Treat?

  • Brown and Red Spots

  • Wrinkles

  • Freckles

  • Sun Damage

  • Spider Veins

  • Redness

  • Rosacea (enlarged facial blood vessels)

  • Pigment Imperfections

  • How Does IPL Work?

    IPL Photofacial is Intense Pulsed Light that emits multiple wavelengths into the skin and effectively targets pigment producing cells below the surface of the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy and destroys the hyperactive melanin producing cells in the layers of your skin, eventually dispersing pigmented areas. The spots are pulled to the surface, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that eventually flakes off revealing beautiful, radiant skin beneath.

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    After Care Instructions

  • Immediately after the Intense Pulsed Light treatment, there may be redness and bumps at the treatment site,            which will last up to two (2) hours up to a few days. It is normal for the treated area to feel like a sunburn for a          few hours. You may use a cold compress, aloe vera gel, or 1% hydrocortisone if needed. If treating the face,                  please continue using sun protectant with SPF 30+ daily for the entire treatment period.
  • Do not pick, as scabbing could lead to scarring.
  • Makeup may be used after the treatment if there is no extended redness, blistering, or scabbing. Make sure that        you have moisturizer on under your makeup; use it frequently on the treated area.
  • Avoid sun exposure for four (4) to six (6) weeks after the treatment to reduce the chance of dark and light spots.        Use sun protectant SPF 30 or greater with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide at all times throughout the course of          treatment. Even waterproof sun block is good for only 80 minutes, so reapply hourly.
  • Do not use any other forms of hair removal methods (tweezing, waxing, depilatories) or products on the treated         area during the course of the laser treatment, as it will prevent you from achieving your best results.  You may           shave the area if needed.
          For hair removal…anywhere from five (5) to fourteen (14) days after the treatment, shedding of the hair may               occur and this may appear as new hair growth. This is not new hair growth, but dead hair pushing its way out of       the follicle. You can help the hairs exfoliate by taking a hot shower and rubbing with a washcloth or loofah                   sponge.
  • Until initial skin irritation subsides, avoid hot water and anything irritating to the skin. Advil or Motrin can be          helpful.
  • Avoid any irritants to your face, such as any products containing Retin-A (tretinoin), retinol, benzoyl peroxide,          glycolic / salicylic acids, astringents or chemical peels for at least two(2) days.
  • Do not wear tight, constricting clothing in the treated area as irritation can occur and skin cannot cool properly.
  • Do not exercise, receive any body treatments, take hot showers, or use saunas or hot tubs until skin is back to            normal (2-3 days).
  • Hypopigmentation (lightening) or hyperpigmentation may occur with any laser treatment, and usually resolves        within 4-6 weeks. If you have a tan when you are treated with the laser, the pigmentary changes may take up to          2 years to resolve.
  • Contact the office if you have any signs of infection (pus, tenderness, fever)