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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments, also known as a photofacial, is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment at BeautyFix MedSpa that uses light energy to improve the appearance of skin imperfections. IPL treatments can be used to target a variety of skin concerns such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and acne scars. Pigmentation spots can mean that your complexion is no longer homogenous, or the skin lacks radiance and brightness. This can be a major source of concern for many individuals, which is where IPL comes in.
IPL at BeautyFix inflicts the body’s natural healing response, which boosts collagen production to regenerate skin tissue and leave you with refreshed, smooth skin. IPL technology utilizes light flashes over the treated area, triggering biochemical response that will eventually kill the bacteria within the pores.
IPL is a non-invasive solution on inflammatory acne with less collateral effects than oral medication. A series of 2-6 sessions with Lumecca is typically needed, incrementally building up levels of intensity is typically required for optimal results.
During an IPL treatment, a handheld device emits intense pulses of light onto the skin's surface. A cooling gel is first applied to the treatment area to help protect the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the targeted skin cells, causing the pigment to break down and triggering the body's natural healing process. This process helps to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and promotes collagen production, which can improve skin texture, firmness, and elasticity.
Patients may feel a slight snapping sensation or mild discomfort during the treatment, but this is usually well-tolerated. After the treatment, the skin may appear slightly red or swollen, but this typically subsides within a few hours to a few days. You will be advised to avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen to protect your skin.
Most patients experience little to no pain during this treatment!
Side effects of IPL are uncommon, but some people experience pain or hyperpigmentation as a result of this treatment.
IPL treatments are typically performed in a series of sessions, with each session lasting anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes.
IPL treatments are generally considered safe and effective for most skin types. However, individuals with darker skin tones may be at a higher risk of experiencing complications such as hyperpigmentation or skin discoloration. Book a free consultation with BeautyFix prior to making an appointment to determine if IPL is the right treatment for you.
Results are permanent, however the skin will still be susceptible to additional damage over time.
There is little to no downtime associated with this treatment, and most patients return to their daily activities immediately after.
The number of sessions required depends on the individual's skin concerns and the desired results. Most patients require between 3 to 6 sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
A good candidate for this treatment is typically considered someone with a lighter complexion with skin concerns such as acne scars, rosacea, hyperpigmentation or sun damage.
Depending on the area(s) you are having treated, IPL treatments start at $300. At BeautyFix, we do offer package discounts as well as a SkinFix membership.