IPL Photofacial treatment is one of the most popular procedures in age-defying skin care technology. IPL boosts collagen to create plumper, younger-looking skin. The skin looks rejuvenated and fresh after the first treatment.
IPL uses specific wavelengths to target chromophores, or color-causing atoms, in the skin. A technician uses a wand with xenon flash lamps that emit a full spectrum of light, which eliminates unwanted skin inconsistencies. IPL differs from laser treatments in that it uses many different wavelengths to treat the skin rather than just one.
IPL is effective on photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries. It is also effective on wrinkles and some acne spots. This treatment works well for those with an active lifestyle, because it requires little downtime. It can be used on the face, neck, cheeks and hands or any place on the skin that is exposed to the sun to remove signs of skin damage.
For successful elimination of redness, sunspots and old acne scars, it may require at least 4-5 treatments. Each treatment lasts about 30 minutes, and is mild enough that you can go back to your normal routine immediately afterward. It is important that sunscreen is used on a daily basis. Some discoloration may be seen in the area immediately following the treatment. Within one to three weeks discolorations fade and skin gradually flakes off.
Schedule a consultation
If you have questions about IPL photo facial, schedule a consultation with our certified aesthetician at Bonita Medical Center 505-988-2121.