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IPL Photofacial: A Revolutionary Treatment for Age Spots

CEO Tinh Phung
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial has emerged as a game-changer in the world of skincare. This laser light treatment effectively targets pigment issues, such as age spots, sun damage, red spots, and even Rosacea. By...

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial has emerged as a game-changer in the world of skincare. This laser light treatment effectively targets pigment issues, such as age spots, sun damage, red spots, and even Rosacea. By passing bright light through the epidermis, IPL Photofacial draws out the pigment-producing cells, resulting in a more even and radiant complexion. The treatment can be performed on various body parts, including the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms, and legs. It is also effective in treating broken veins and spider veins.

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What Does IPL Photofacial Treat?

IPL Photofacial is a versatile treatment that addresses a range of skin imperfections, including:

  • Brown and Red Spots
  • Freckles
  • Sun Damage
  • Spider Veins
  • Redness
  • Rosacea (enlarged facial blood vessels)
  • Pigment Imperfections

How Does IPL Photofacial Work?

This innovative treatment utilizes Intense Pulsed Light to penetrate the skin and target the pigment-producing cells beneath the surface. The light energy is converted into heat energy, destroying hyperactive melanin-producing cells. Over time, the treated areas will gradually flake off, revealing beautifully rejuvenated skin.

Who Is/Is Not a Good Candidate for IPL Photofacial?

While IPL Photofacial is suitable for many individuals, there are a few factors to consider. Those with a higher Fitzpatrick score, a tan, or melasma may not be ideal candidates. The treatment is attracted to pigment, which means that darker skin tones can potentially discolor, and melasma patches may darken.

How Many IPL Photofacial Treatments Do I Need?

For optimal results, it is typically recommended to undergo 3-5 IPL Photofacial treatments, with each session spaced approximately four weeks apart.

Where Are the Best Treatment Areas for IPL Photofacial?

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IPL Photofacial can be performed on various areas of the body, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Shoulders
  • Legs
  • Arms

Is IPL Photofacial Painful?

While IPL Photofacial is not usually described as painful, some patients may experience slight discomfort during the treatment. The sensation is often likened to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Additionally, individuals with light sensitivity may find the intense laser light uncomfortable.

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How Long Is the IPL Photofacial Appointment?

The duration of an IPL Photofacial treatment depends on the number of areas being treated and the number of passes required. For instance, a facial treatment typically takes around 45 minutes.

How Long Do IPL Photofacial Results Last?

The results of IPL Photofacial treatments continue to improve over time, with the best outcomes observed three months after the final session. However, it's important to maintain sun protection and a proper skincare routine to prolong the results. Overexposure to the sun or neglecting exfoliation may lead to the reappearance of old spots, freckles, and dullness. For optimal results, it is recommended to undergo a new series of treatments annually.

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During Your IPL Photofacial Appointment

During the treatment, your aesthetician will begin by thoroughly cleansing your skin. Whether you arrive with or without makeup, your skin will be prepped accordingly. A cool gel will be applied to enhance the effect of the light waves. The aesthetician will then move the laser over your skin in a grid-like pattern, flashing the light at regular intervals. Depending on your specific needs, the area may be treated multiple times.

Post IPL Photofacial Treatment

After the treatment, the aesthetician will cleanse your skin once again, removing the gel. You may experience slight redness and puffiness, but there is no significant downtime. You are free to reapply makeup immediately and resume your regular skincare routine. However, it is crucial to avoid sun exposure for at least the next week and consistently apply sunscreen for protection.

Contraindications/Risks/Common Concerns for IPL Photofacial

As with any aesthetic treatment, there are potential risks. This is why it is essential to trust an experienced and licensed aesthetician. Individuals with melasma should not undergo IPL Photofacial, as it can cause darkening in those areas. Moreover, if you have been on a strong antibiotic or Accutane, it is advised to wait at least six months after your last treatment before undergoing IPL Photofacial.

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Cost/Payment Options for IPL Photofacial

At Derma Health, we understand that each individual's needs are unique. That's why we offer a complimentary skin analysis to assess the best treatment options for you. We often have package pricing and special promotions available for you to take advantage of. For your convenience, we accept various payment options, including cash, debit cards, all major credit cards, and we also offer PatientFi Financing.

Individual results may vary. Photos are intended to give an example of one patient's results.

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