An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial is an innovative cosmetic procedure, allowing patients to transform red, uneven, sun damaged or aging skin into a radiant, even-toned complexion. During this simple procedure, pulses of light are applied to the skin, causing collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to contract, resulting in reduced redness, faded age spots and diminished wrinkles. If you suffer from age spots, rosacea, sun damage or even fine lines and wrinkles, IPL photofacial treatments can be of great benefit to you.
The IPL device emits special light waves that are adjusted and targeted at hemoglobin (the red blood cells in the blood vessels) or melanin (the brown pigment in freckles and age spots). The light waves pass through the skin and are absorbed by either hemoglobin or melanin resulting in a collapse of the vessel wall or fragmenting of melanin. As a result, the melanin pigment and tiny blood vessels are absorbed by the patient’s body, creating a more even-toned appearance in the skin.
An IPL photofacial produces minimal discomfort, if any at all. A topical numbing cream can be used to prevent any potential discomfort. It is often recommended that patients receive between 3 to 6 sessions of IPL treatment to achieve the desired results.
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Who can benefits from IPL?
Patients with a lighter complexion are the best candidates for IPL treatment. When performed on the ideal patient, it effectively improves the texture of the skin, reducing unwanted sun damage and age spots, shrinking pore size and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, patients with rosacea, a skin condition causing blotchy redness in the face, often respond very well to IPL treatments in conjunction with the proper skin regimen.
Results & Recovery
Immediately following IPL treatment, your face may appear slightly red, but this should subside within a few hours and you should begin to see results within the first 24 hours. With each session, you will see more and more improvement until the final outcome is revealed: rejuvenated, smoother and even-toned skin.
Because there is very little pain experienced from this non-invasive procedure, there is little to no downtime and most patients return to daily life and work immediately following their IPL photo-facial in Scottsdale.
With years of experience in treating various skin conditions and delivering among the best IPL Scottsdale has available, our staff looks forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. If you are unhappy with sun damage, uneven pigment or the aging process in general, IPL may be just the procedure you are looking for. Our staff is here to help you answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call today for a private consultation.