What is IPL PhotoFacial?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light skin rejuvenation therapy, more commonly known as a PhotoFacial. The IPL treatment is used to improve the texture and color of your skin without surgery or lasers. This technology uses light energy to heat and target unwanted cells in your skin. The heat from IPL skin rejuvenation also achieves a more youthful appearance by stimulating collagen and elastin growth which tightens skin, reduces broken blood vessels, and lightens dark spots and unwanted pigmentation. A series of four to six treatments will improve your skin’s overall texture, tone, and appearance.
IPL is helpful in treating noticeable sun damage on the face, neck, hands, chest, or other trouble areas that show signs of aging. This treatment may also help if you experience red, brown, or splotchy skin due to an existing health condition.
What are the Benefits of IPL PhotoFacial?
The many benefits of IPL PhotoFacial range from reduced redness, sun damage, spider veins or broken blood vessels, and age spots to improving the skin’s elasticity and tightness. It can treat a variety of skin conditions at the same time because, unlike pin-pointed lasers, IPL sends out many wavelengths of pulsating light to cover the entirety of the treated area.
Unlike more invasive alternatives and procedures, IPL recovery is fairly painless and straightforward. Some people describe having a sensation similar to a sunburn that lasts around 4-6 hours after your treatment. Use a chilled washcloth or a cold pack to help relieve pain if needed.