For thousands of satisfied customers, the IPL Photofacial procedure magically “erases” the appearance of tiny blood vessels, rosacea scars, and age spots from their faces, necks, and hands. The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial laser device emits light waves that pass through the skin and disrupt the hemoglobin (red blood cells) in those tiny vessels as well as the pigment cells that cause age spots. At the same time, the light pulses trigger the production of new collagen and connective tissue, which results in smoother, healthier skin. The body absorbs the disrupted matter, and the skin is left lighter and clearer than before.
Slight Discomfort Brings Great Rewards
According to most patients, the benefits gained from an IPL Photofacial treatment regimen outweigh any discomfort they may experience during the procedure. Some describe the treatment as feeling like an elastic snap, or a slight tingle on the surface of the skin. After each treatment, the skin may be sensitive and may be more tender than usual. These effects subside as the skin repairs itself from within.
And, because it’s a minimally invasive service that requires almost no recovery time, many people prefer the IPL Photofacial procedure to more invasive skin rejuvenation procedures like face lifts.
Just a Few Treatments Bring Lasting Benefits
The number of IPL Photofacial treatments needed depends on the damage occurring in the skin. Skin with significant levels of excess pigment or redness may require more treatments to fully achieve the desired goal. Treatments last about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated, and are usually scheduled about one month apart. Most people are completely satisfied after three to five IPL Photofacial treatments.
IPL Photofacial Treats Signs of Aging
IPL Photofacials offer long-lasting improvements in skin color, quality, and texture. Redness caused by rosacea, acne scars, and other skin conditions is reduced, leaving a more natural tone. The IPL Photofacial process also reduces or eliminates the appearance of splotches from aging or sun damage by disrupting and removing the damaged tissue stored beneath the skin’s surface. Some people report that even the fine lines around their eyes and mouths seem to disappear.
If you’re unhappy with the look of your skin, the aestheticians at SpaMD can show you how an IPL Photofacial procedure might lighten your complexion.