Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, also referred to as a photofacial or photorejuvenation, or IPL Photofacial, can improve the tone and texture of your skin without significant recovery or downtime. This treatment is ideal for evening out skin tone that has been damaged by the sun, healing visible redness from vessels, capillaries and rosacea. The Lumenis IPL is a safe, effective treatment.
IPL Photofacial Treatment
IPL Photofacial treatments use short bursts of high-intensity light energy below the skin’s surface. This light energy helps to destroy the melanin that is responsible for age spots and skin discolorations, it also addresses the visible broken capillaries. While doing all of this the IPL Photofacial also helps boost collagen production in the skin.
IPL Photofacial treatments are gentler than laser resurfacing procedures, and do not require downtime following a treatment. IPL Photofacial is a comfortable procedure for the majority of patients, however, some do notice mild discomfort during their treatment. While there may be some variance depending on the area to be treated and amount of correction that’s needed, treatment sessions take approximately half an hour.
Number of treatments needed?
Because the IPL Photofacial treatment is minimally invasive and not an aggressive treatment, Dr. Parbhu recommends a series of treatments which usually consist of between four and six sessions spaced a month apart, with a maintenance treatment every six months.
The number of treatments will vary depending on your specific appearance goals and how your skin reacts to the treatment. You may see a change in your skin right as soon as your first treatment. Directly after treatment your brown spots will become darker and you may have some redness or swelling. This can be covered by makeup. Brown spots should lighten or slough off within two weeks and the redness and swelling should subside within a day or two. Your skin will gradually improve in appearance with each session.