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What you should know
What Are the Benefits of IPL PhotoFacial?
Our IPL Photo Facial is one of the most modern and effective procedures targeting a variety of skin concerns from sun damage, age spots, freckles, acne scars, skin redness, rosacea, as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
Intense Pulse Light technology utilizes light to target melanin and hemoglobin below the surface of your skin preserving healthy cells while increasing collagen production. As a result, your body naturally removes the unwanted pigment and damaged tissues, restoring your skin to a glowing, youthful state.
Who is a Good Candidate?
IPL Photo Facials are perfect for both men and women who want to look younger and improve their skins’ appearance. To ensure maximum results, you will be asked to avoid self tanners or excessive sun exposure for 2-4 weeks prior to your appointment. IPL is not right for patients who are sensitive to light, have recently tanned, may have skin cancer or have very dark skin or melasma.
What Can I Expect?
Our trained practitioner will first apply ultrasound gel to the treatment area. A chilled hand piece will administer the short pulses of light to target fine lines and pigment. Reported sensations include warmth and a light zap like a rubber band snapped on the skin.
Results are often seen after the first treatment, although spots may darken before they start to lighten or flake off. Treatment every 4 to 6 weeks until desired results are achieved is recommended. Maintenance treatment every 3-4 months is suggested to maintain results.
What you should know
4-6 Monthly Treatments + Quarterly Maintenance
How to Prepare?
Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment Care Instructions
Come in with a clean face.
Avoid prolonged sun tanning or excessive tanned skin.
Stop all skin care products with retinol/tretinoin for one week prior to treatment.
Keep the treatment area clean. Avoid touching your face.
Avoid letting your hair touch your face. Tie your hair up during sleep (for long hair).
Avoid pet kisses.
Use clean pillowcases and towels.
Do not pick at, scratch, peel or rub the treated area. Do not remove any scabs from the treated area.
Avoid saunas, hot yoga, hot cars, or extreme workouts for 48 hours post treatment.
No direct and/or prolonged sun exposure for at least 2 weeks.
Use sunscreen with SPF40+. Please apply sunscreen starting the following day post treatment.
Wear sun protective clothes, a hat, and sunglasses for at least 2 weeks.
Consider using Elta MD Laser Enzyme Gel to the treated area to promote skin recovery and keep skin cool/soft.
Okay to apply ice/cool compresses to the treated area if needed for comfort. Be sure to protect skin with soft/clean cloth when applying ice to prevent skin/soft tissue injury.
Resume normal skin care including makeup and skin products the following day post treatment.
Avoid chemical or physical exfoliant and all retinoid/tretinoin products for at least one week post treatment.
Avoid shaving the treated area post-treatment for at least 3-5 days or until your skin is healed without redness, peeling or irritation.
Stay hydrated by drinking at least 2 liters or 64 oz of water post treatment and the day after.
Avoid taking any blood thinning products such as aspirin or NSAIDs (ibuprofen) for at least 1 week post treatment.
Please contact us immediately if you experience any adverse effects post treatment such as fever/chills, facial redness, swelling, pain or discharge.
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