Plagued by dry, lackluster skin? Or do you feel like you just need to give your skin a fresh start? If exfoliating creams or other topical products aren’t giving your skin the smooth, radiant, blemish-free, youthful look you desire, it might be time to give it its much-needed TLC with IPL Photofacial.
Here’s what you need to know about this innovative and highly effective cosmetic treatment.
What Is IPL?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a noninvasive, non-ablative cosmetic treatment that involves an aesthetic specialist using a laser wand that is precisely calibrated to target specific skin issues.
When the short bursts of light emitted by the device reach the external layers of the skin (up to 5mm), they get converted to heat energy, which then works by destroying pigment-producing cells, while boosting collagen production. Collagen is a natural protein that is responsible for giving your skin its elasticity and plump, youthful look.
IPL activates and leverages the skin’s natural healing mechanisms without causing harm to delicate dermal tissue, thus making it a safe treatment for a wide variety of skin conditions affecting not just the face but other parts of the body as well.
Skin issues treated with IPL include the following:
- Acne and acne scars
- Brown spots
- Fine facial lines
- Scars (including keloids)
- Signs of photoaging (e.g., wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and roughness)
- Small varicose veins and spider veins
- Unwanted facial or body hair – IPL can also destroy the regrowth potential of hair follicles.
It is important to take note that in order to prevent skin damage, infection, scarring, or other complications, IPL is only administered by a qualified aesthetic professional.
The duration of the procedure will depend on your goals and the number of areas being treated. Large areas can take up to more than an hour.
What to Expect After Your IPL Photofacial
IPL requires little to no downtime after your treatment, so you can return to your day-to-day activities right away.
You may notice some redness, tenderness, puffiness, and bruising, which should subside within a day or two. Use sunscreen to make sure your skin is fully protected.
Depending on your specific skin condition being treated or the size of the area being targeted, your aesthetic specialist may recommend up to six sessions, although you can already see significant improvement just after the initial treatment.
IPL Photofacial in Dallas, TX
Excited to see how beautiful your skin can get with IPL Photofacial? If you live in or around Dallas, Texas, visit us here at Privé Aesthetics for a consultation with one of our highly qualified aesthetic professionals to see if it’s right for you.
Give us a call at (817) 739-6640. Initial consultations are complimentary. You may also fill out this appointment request form, and we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your visit.