IPL: Spot Treatment and Photo Facial

WHAT IS IPL?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Also known as a “photo facial”, it delivers broadband light through the skin for skin rejuvenation. It is a non-invasive, collagen-producing treatment for uneven skin tone. IPL can also help lessen the appearance of pigmented spots, reduce pore size, and improve texture and fine lines.

HOW DOES IPL WORK?

IPL delivers high intensity pulses of broadband light that is non-ablative, meaning that is does not damage the surface of the skin. The light penetrates multiple layers of the skin while leaving top layers unaffected. This causes the pigmentation to darken and eventually flake off on its own within 7-10 days.

Photo showing the difference between the intensity of light IPL offers vs. a traditional laser.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?

Most people will have slight redness and swelling, but the majority of people return to work the same day. Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment. It is important to wear a sunscreen daily with SPF 30 or greater with Zinc Oxide. For at least two weeks before and after treatment, it is important that you limit sun exposure. Exposure to the sun after treatment increases chances of hyperpigmentation and blistering.

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST? 

Most people need 3-5 treatments spaced four weeks apart.

REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Do you want to know if IPL is right for you? As with all our cosmetic procedures, we offer complimentary consultations. You can schedule your consultation or book an appointment by calling us at 479-254-9662, Option 1. You can also request an appointment online here.

VIEW BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

Photo of hyperpigmentation and brown spots on woman's cheek before IPL photo facial treatment.Photo of diminished hyperpigmentation and brown spots on woman's cheek after IPL photo facial treatment.
Photo of brown spots and poor skin texture on man's cheek before IPL photo facial treatment.Photo of improvement to brown spots and poor skin texture on man's cheek after IPL photo facial treatment.

 

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