If you’re suffering from sagging skin, you can get a dermal filler injection to tighten your skin. If you’re suffering from wrinkles and crow’s feet, then a chemical peel can bring out youthful skin. But if you’re suffering from skin pigmentation, uneven skin tone or rosacea, you may think there’s nothing that can help. But there is something that can help: The IPL™ photofacial.
IPL™ photofacials use pulses of light to rejuvenate the skin and help fight against skin conditions like rosacea and red, blotchy skin.
How Does the IPL™ Photofacial Work?
IPL™ photofacials work by sending pulses of light deep into the skin to constrict the blood vessels and encourage the growth of collagen. The act of constricting the blood vessels serves two purposes. The first is that the redness and age lines found in the face are reduced. The second effect is the growth of new collagen, refreshing the skin with a youthful glow.
The act of restricting the blood vessels is a signal to the body that damage is being done, which triggers the body’s natural healing techniques. As the body heals itself from the IPL™ photofacial, you’ll notice your scars and uneven skin tone begins to fade slowly. This fading will continue in the days after treatment. Results are seen after your first session, but the best results happen after multIPL™e sessions.
Is an IPL™ Photofacial Right for Me?
The best candidates for this procedure are those who are suffering from skin blemishes caused by both genetic and outside forces. Some of the conditions this treatment helps are:
- Sun spots
- Age spots
- Skin discoloration
- And more
This procedure also helps with wrinkles, fine lines and large pores, but it’s skin blemishes that see the most benefit.
Because the treatment involves light absorption, the best candidates will have pale skin and little, or fine, body hair. Patients who have darker or tanned skin can still see benefits from this treatment, but will need to have a conversation with a member of our medical staff before undergoing the procedure.
What Happens After Treatment?
The entire IPL™ Photofacial process can be finished within a single day; many patients are in and out the door within a matter of hours. The procedure features no downtime and has only minimal side effects. The most common side effects are sensitive or tingling skin around the treated areas. The best way to take care of your skin after the procedure is to avoid prolonged contact with the sun, and to wear sunscreen when you are outside.
Clearer skin is just a phone call away. IPL Photofacials are available exclusively at our Redland, TX office to schedule your consultation.