An Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial is a state-of-the-art skin treatment that utilizes light therapy to resolve a wide variety of skin imperfections. If you’re looking for a non-surgical and non-invasive way to restore the clear and beautiful look of your skin, IPL could be an ideal option for you.
This popular rejuvenating treatment allows you to eradicate your skin imperfections and gives you healthy and glowing skin. It expertly improves skin texture, reduces pore size, and smooths away fine lines and wrinkles.
The IPL photofacial can be used for the removal of skin issues like birthmarks, sun damage, freckles, age spots, varicose veins, unwanted hairs on the face, broken blood vessels on the face, and even rosacea.
Should You Opt for an Intense Pulsed Light Treatment?
Before you can come in for an Intense Pulsed Light photofacial, you will need to have your candidacy reviewed during a consultation at The Choe Center. We will examine your skin, analyze your present health condition and complete medical history, and discuss your aesthetic goals with you. We can then let you know if you are a suitable candidate for the IPL photofacial.
Generally, candidates fit for the IPL photofacial have the following in common:
- They suffer from discolored, blotchy, and sun-damaged skin or skin marred by wrinkles, freckles, and pores.
- They have fair and untanned skin with normal elasticity.
- They have been diagnosed with rosacea.
- They do not have unrealistic expectations from the treatment.
Individuals with fairer skin are better suited for the IPL photofacial than individuals who have a darker complexion. People with dark complexions may experience complications from undergoing this treatment.
What Does an IPL Photofacial Involve?
An IPL photofacial is a 30-minute cosmetic treatment procedure that involves the safe and harmless penetration of your skin by intense pulses of light. These intense pulses of light cause the collagen and blood vessels below our epidermis to constrict. Production of new collagen protein is stimulated, which results in healthier and clearer skin.
This treatment option is comparatively painless and can feel like a rubber-band snap. In many cases, a topical anesthetic can be used on the skin beforehand in order to reduce any potential discomfort.
No recovery time is needed after this treatment, so you won’t have to compromise your busy schedule when you decide to opt for the IPL photofacial. The skin may be temporarily red for around three hours following the treatment session.
The benefits of this treatment will develop gradually as new collagen is created and can be observed within weeks. Around three to six treatments are usually necessary to achieve ideal results.
Arrange an IPL Consultation to Find Out More
Don’t know where to have your IPL photofacial treatment performed? Visit Dr. Kyle Choe at The Choe Center. With our years of training and expertise, our skilled medical professionals are able to provide patients with optimal results from this and many other safe and effective skin-treatment options. Contact our office today to set up your helpful consultation.