Smooth, Youthful Skin

Using the advanced IPL system, your doctor gently delivers precise amounts of light energy through your skin’s surface to treat the entire face, neck, chest, and even hands. Treatments are spaced out at three-week intervals, and each treatment delivers energy at specific settings to maximize your results. The light energy stimulates collagen production, and as the new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging or damaged skin.

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What Is IPL Photofacial?

IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that uses light energy to target and improve the appearance of various skin conditions and the texture and tone of the skin, resulting in a more youthful and radiant complexion. During the treatment, the IPL device emits a broad spectrum of light absorbed by the skin's pigmentation, such as melanin and hemoglobin. The light energy converts to heat energy, which damages the targeted cells in the skin. The body's natural healing process removes the damaged cells and replaces them with new, healthy ones. This results in the reduction of pigmentation and the stimulation of collagen production.

Benefits of IPL Photofacial

Softens Wrinkles

IPL Photofacial stimulates collagen production, which helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the skin's surface.

Improves Skin Texture

By reducing the appearance of pores and smoothing out rough patches, IPL photofacial can improve the skin's texture.

Improves Acne

IPL Photofacial can help to improve acne by reducing the inflammation and redness associated with the condition.

Treats Rosacea

The treatment dramatically reduces the redness, flushing, and inflammation associated with rosacea by 80-90%.

Reduces Hyperpigmentation

IPL Photofacial can reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, such as sun spots, age spots, and freckles.

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Who Is a Candidate?

IPL photofacial is suitable for individuals with fair to medium skin tones with specific skin concerns they want to address. It may not be as effective or safe for patients with darker skin tones, as the intense light can cause discoloration and other complications.

People with active acne or skin infections and pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid IPL photofacial until their conditions have cleared or they have finished breastfeeding. Each person's skin is unique, so the treatment plan must be tailored to your needs and goals. A consultation with one of our medical providers will determine whether the treatment is suitable for your skin.

IPL Photofacial Treatment: What to Expect

The treatment involves using intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and destroy damaged skin cells. This can cause a stinging or snapping sensation on the skin, but it is generally well-tolerated by most patients. 

Before the treatment begins, your skin will be thoroughly cleaned, and a cooling gel may be applied to the treatment area. The IPL device will then be passed over the skin, emitting short bursts of intense light. The treatment usually takes around 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.

After the treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling in the treatment area. This is normal and usually subsides within a few hours. Sometimes, the skin may flake or peel slightly as the damaged cells are destroyed and replaced with new, healthy cells.

You must avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen with at least 30 SPF for several weeks following the treatment. This will help to protect the skin and prevent further damage. Additionally, our providers recommend staying hydrated, moisturizing, and refraining from picking or scratching the skin to ensure optimal results.

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Why Choose Skin Care Doctors?

Skin Care Doctors' medical providers are trained to deliver the most cutting-edge techniques in cosmetic dermatology to help you achieve smooth, healthy skin. With board certification, our providers are experts who prioritize your safety and comfort. Contact our office today if you want to address skin concerns, and we would be happy to evaluate you for IPL photofacial treatment.

Better skin health starts here. Schedule your appointment today.

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