- Non-invasive, so there is no needles or incisions
- Short recovery time meaning you can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment
- Improves overall tone and clarity of the skin, giving it a more even and radiant appearance
“IPL Photofacial” uses light energy that is converted to heat to target cells below the skin’s surface without causing damage to the top layers of skin, using short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, breaking up either the melanin that makes up brown age spots, or destroying broken capillaries – small, dilated, non-functional veins medically known as telangiectasia rosacea. IPL treatments also boost collagen and elastin growth.
What to expect
What to expect
Planning Your IPL Treatment
As with all treatments at our clinic, we require a preliminary consultation with a member of our highly qualified staff. During this time, we will review your concerns, treatment expectations, current skincare regimen, price estimates, and a brief overview of your relevant medical history. We use this information to ensure we are able to give you the results you are looking for with realistic expectations.
Before the Treatment
Prior to your IPL treatment, you should also avoid the sun completely, or wait 1 – 2 months after your last sun exposure to book your IPL treatment. That is why we recommend you book your IPL treatment during the fall, winter and early spring as these are the best times for IPL treatments. You should avoid using retinol, glycolic or exfoliating treatments 7 days prior to your IPL treatment. Also, avoid using Accutane for 12 months prior to treatments.
During the Treatment
Once you arrive at the clinic, you will be ready for treatment.Your eyes will be covered with adhesive laser shields and you’ll see a bright, continuous flash of light. You’ll feel some heat and a slight “snapping” sensation, but for most people, IPL treatments are comfortable and well tolerated. The duration of the treatment can be between 20 – 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
After the Treatment
Immediately following your IPL treatment, you may notice some darkening of brown spots. Broken capillaries may be reduced but are sometimes initially darker or bruised. Depending on what condition is being treated, you will notice some pinkness. Most brown spots take from 3 – 10 days to completely slough off. It is important to resist picking, peeling, or scrubbing the darkened areas for at least 2 weeks. For some, swelling of the treated area, particularly around the eyes, is possible and considered a normal side effect, which should resolve in 3 – 4 days.
How it works
How it works
IPL Treatments Give Noticeable Results
This treatment gives you noticeable results you’ll love. IPL treatments, sometimes referred to as “IPL photofacials” , is a broad-spectrum light treatment. IPL works the same way as skin lasers, using light energy that is converted to heat to target cells below the skin’s surface without causing damage to the top layers of skin.
IPL uses short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, breaking up either the melanin that makes up brown age spots, or destroying broken capillaries – small, dilated, non-functional veins medically known as telangiectasia rosacea. IPL treatments also boost collagen and elastin growth.
Recommended number of sessions: 2-4 sessions, 4 weeks apart
Required maintenance every 6 months
How Much does IPL Photofacial Cost?
At Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic, we want to make our treatments as affordable as possible. For this reason, we offer packages with 30% savings when several treatments and treatment zones are purchased collectively.
Prices start from $150. See pricing below:
IPL Spot Treatments – per area: $150
IPL 1/2 Face: $275
IPL Face: $375
IPL Face & Neck: $500
IPL Hands: $250
IPL Neck: $300
IPL Neck & Chest: $500
IPL Chest: $300
IPL is commonly used to treat face, neck, chest, hands, legs and shoulders. Spot treatments in other areas are possible.
For the Face
- Evens skin tone, removal of brown spots and sunspots
- Reduces of broken capillaries
- Refreshed and glowing appearance
For the Body
- Reduces the appearance of scars
- Reduces sun damage found on the neck, upper chest, shoulders, hands, arms, and legs
- Minimal downtime, you can resume your normal routine the day after the treatment
- Improves skin texture by stimulating the growth of new collagen and elastin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Additionally, if you have diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used in IPL, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Porphyria, and Epilepsy, you should not do the IPL treatment.
Drink plenty of water
Do not use products with acids, retinols, or exfoliants for a week
Use sunblock every day
Any dry, flaking skin will slough off naturally in up to 2 weeks
You may use a mineral-based, powder makeup (available at the clinic) until your skin is completely healed.
The application process is straightforward and takes just 10 seconds!
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