The IPL Photofacial
The IPL Photofacial, also known as IPL Photorejuvenation is an Intense Pulsed Light treatment that is used to create a smoother and more even skin tone. The IPL treatment can help repair sun damage, reduce the appearance of age spots, liver spots, sun-induced freckles, and can eliminate spider veins. This treatment can also reduce the appearance of scarring, enlarged pores, and blemishes.
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small handpiece that is placed over the skin. The light energy penetrates the tissue targeting specific cells without damaging the cells around it. The targeted cells absorb the energy, the energy turns into heat, and the heat destroys the cells to prevent them from regenerating. The body’s own natural processes then remove the injured tissue from the skin leaving younger and smoother looking skin in its place.
The number of treatments is dependent on your skin condition and color. Patients may need 3 to 5 IPL Photofacial treatments in order to see their ideal results. These treatments are usually spaced 4 weeks apart and patients will begin to see improvements in their appearance about 2 to 3 weeks after each IPL Photofacial procedure.