IPL Photofacials - Procedure & Benefits

What to know about IPL Photofacials

What to know about IPL Photofacials

Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and more. With the innovative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial procedure, gentle skin rejuvenation is now easier than ever. *IPL photorejuvenation allows patients to transform red, blotchy and over-pigmented skin into a radiant complexion with no downtime.

What is a photofacial?

A photofacial is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. Photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness, pigmentation and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. And for even greater cosmetic enhancement, patients may also opt for a PhotoFacial and RF technology (skin tightening) to achieve excellent anti-aging results.

Who does this serve best?

People who have blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored skin, or whose skin is affected by large pores, freckles, or wrinkles, can benefit from an IPL. The procedure is also quick and involves no downtime, making it a convenient option for people with busy schedules. People with white, untanned skin that is still somewhat elastic are the best candidates for an IPL photofacial. It is also important for patients to have a realistic understanding about what the procedure can do. *When performed on the right person, it effectively improves skin texture, eliminating discolorations, reducing pore size, and minimizing wrinkles and fine lines. If you have rosacea, a condition that causes blotchy redness in the face, you can also benefit from an IPL photofacial.

While IPL photorejuvenation is generally more costly than procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, it is much less expensive than most cosmetic surgery and laser skin treatment.

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IPL Photofacials - How It Works…

During an IPL treatment, high energy light waves are used to reduce or eliminate many common effects of aging, including facial wrinkles and skin discolorations. IPL light also encourages the production of collagen, a natural protein that fills in wrinkles, making the skin smooth and supple. With each treatment, the results of IPL become more pronounced.

Four to Five IPL treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart are normally required for optimal results. And typically it will be recommended for you to have 1 treatment annually to keep up with your good results. The most important things to remember following IPL treatments are to avoid the sun for several days and to wear plenty of sunscreen.

What is the cost?

All pricing is based on a 4-series of treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart. A four-series should be the right number of treatments to accomplish the needs of most.
Face: $300/ea  ($1100 for 4 – save $100)  –  save money by adding on neck for just $100 when done at same time as face

Decollete/Chest: $275/ea ($1000 for 4 – save $100)

Arms: (full arms or half arms and hands):   $450  ($1700 for 4 – save $100)

Legs (1/2 Leg): $450/ea  ($1700 for 4 – save $100)

Full Legs: $600/ea ($2300 for 4 – save $100)

Spot Treatment: $150

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IPL Photofacial Treatment - Before and After Results

If you want to improve your skin’s overall texture and appearance, IPL photofacial treatment by Advanced Skin Therapy can give you exceptional results. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) refers to a broadband light filtered during treatment to target red and brown discoloration in the skin.

This procedure is ideal for treating skin aging and sun damage, including freckles, poikiloderma, sun spots, rosacea, brown discoloration, telangiectasias, and even scars. IPL photofacials usually take between 3-6 treatments to deliver the best results. However, some patients see significant results after the first treatment.

These treatments can occur every 3-4 weeks, and you should expect the outcome for facial IPL before and after every treatment to be different.

Guidance: Does IPL Have any Risks?

IPL has mild side effects that usually go away within a few hours or days of treatment. The common risks include:

  • Capillaries appear larger or darker immediately after treatment.
  • Face appearing flushed temporarily.

IPL Photofacial - Before and After Photos

This section will show you the expected results for IPL photofacial before and after various treatments. You might want to compare the outcome for IPL before and after one treatment with the outcome for IPL before and after three treatments.

*Results may vary by individual