How does the PhotoFacial treatment work?
IPL PhotoFacial works by delivering high energy light waves to treat common effects of aging, acne, and sun exposure. By encouraging collagen production, we can help you achieve smooth, supple skin.
What can I expect from my IPL PhotoFacial?
After your initial consultation, you will receive a customized treatment plan to suit your needs. Upon your treatment session, you will be given protective eyewear due to the bright flashes of light that will occur. A cool gel is applied to the skin for lubrication and skin cooling. You will experience brief pulses of light via our PhotoFacial hand piece that delivers a warm sensation, accompanied by what feels like light snaps of a rubber band. The number of pulses received depends on the size of the treatment area.
What is the downtime required after my IPL treatment?
There is no downtime required after your IPL treatment, however, it’s important to remember to avoid the sun and wear a strong SPF for at least 2 weeks, post treatment.
What are the side effects associated with IPL Photofacial?
The most common side effects reported are minimal and resolve on their own within a few days. Mild side effects may include facial redness, flushing or small capillaries appearing larger immediately after treatment, which is common.
Rare, more serious side effects include mild bruising and swelling.
When will I see results from my IPL PhotoFacial?
Immediately after treatment, you will appear flushed red, this typically lasts anywhere between 4-24 hours. Results will become more visible as the red begins to subside. However, it’s important to remember that all patients are different and results may vary. Individuals that are treating acne prone skin may experience redness for several days before seeing results. If a patient is trying to achieve smoother skin, the redness will disappear sooner and a smoother skin texture will appear within a few days.
How many IPL PhotoFacials will I need?
The number of treatments needed depend on the treatment area and the severity of the issue. Majority of patients are recommended to receive anywhere between 3-5 treatments.