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Introduction to IPL PhotoFacial

The IPL Photofacial at Soma Plastic Surgery in Orlando is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment that helps improve the overall appearance of your skin tone, texture, and pigmentation with the use of light energy. The heat from the light energy also helps produce collagen and elastin which help firm and tighten the skin while evening skin tone and reducing the appearance of broken blood vessels.

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.

Who are the Best Candidates for the IPL PhotoFacial Procedure?

The best candidates to receive our IPL PhotoFacial treatment are individuals with signs of photoaging or sun-damaged skin. A lot of the changes in our skin’s color and texture that occur naturally as we get older are accelerated by damaging sun exposure.

You may be a great fit for IPL rejuvenation in the Orlando area if you want to address any of the following concerns:

  • Age or sun spots
  • Dark spots or discolored skin
  • Broken blood vessels and spider veins
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Redness caused by rosacea
  • Stretch marks
  • Birthmarks

Patients with untanned skin and lighter skin tones typically see the best results from IPL treatments. Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and tanning lotions and creams leading up to your appointment.

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What’s the First Step?

Whether you’re ready to book your IPL appointment or just want to inquire more about the many services we offer at Soma Plastic Surgery, the first step is to contact us today with your questions and to set up your consultation.

During your consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou or one of our specialized technicians, there will be a brief discussion of your medical history and lifestyle, so please be open and honest so we can achieve your desired result while preventing any unnecessary risks or side effects.

What to Expect on the Day of IPL PhotoFacial

To ensure a safe and effective IPL PhotoFacial treatment, please follow the below care instructions prior to your scheduled appointment:

  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and tanning lotions and creams for at least 4 weeks before your treatment
  • Do not wear makeup, perfume, deodorant, or anything that may irritate your skin to your appointment.

During the treatment, a specialized technician will use a handheld IPL device that goes right on your skin along with a cooling gel for comfort. You will also be asked to wear a small pair of protective goggles over your eyes. An average session lasts about 20 to 30 minutes, with larger areas taking up to an hour or longer.

Some patients report mild pain, similar to the snapping of a rubber band for this treatment. It’s important to keep in mind that everyone tolerates levels of pain differently, so what may be perfectly comfortable for one person might be quite noticeable for others.

IPL PhotoFacial Recovery

One of the many benefits of IPL skin rejuvenation in Orlando is the little to no downtime required post-treatment, so you can resume your life as usual. The after-effects of the treatment may feel similar to a sunburn which should wear off within 4 to 6 hours. If needed, use a cold compress or ice packs to soothe the pain. You may notice your skin is slightly red or a little bruised for a day or two after the treatment. Some brown spots may get darker until they peel off within a few weeks.

During the healing process, follow these helpful care tips:

  • Don’t use makeup if your skin is irritated
  • Use a facial cleanser for sensitive skin and a moisturizing lotion
  • Protect your skin with sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and re-apply every two hours.

It may take several weeks and multiple sessions to notice any changes in your skin and achieve the best results. An effective IPL treatment generally requires treatment of four to six sessions for significant results to be achieved. The time between each session may vary but is typically spaced out every four to six weeks.

How Much

How Much Does IPL PhotoFacial Cost in Orlando?

The cost of IPL PhotoFacial in Orlando will vary depending on the size of your target areas and the number of sessions required to achieve the most effective results for your personalized treatment plan. If you’re interested in inquiring about pricing or are ready to schedule your consultation, contact us today!

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Soma Plastic Surgery?

Soma Plastic Surgery in Orlando is dedicated to providing compassionate care with the goal of helping you achieve your absolute best look and feel. Dr. Papanicolaou, a highly skilled Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, leads our team of specialists and aestheticians with pride and dedication. With extensive experience and training, he excels in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, so you can ensure you’re in capable hands.

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If you’re ready to take back control, rejuvenate your skin, and get rid of any skin concerns caused by sun exposure or aging, schedule your consultation for your IPL PhotoFacial with us today at our office in Lake Mary, just north of downtown Orlando.

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