IPL/Photofacial technology can be used for the following:
What is Intense Pulsed Light/Photofacial?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) also known as a photofacial delivers high intensity broadband light that is non-ablative, which means it does not damage the surface of the skin. The intense light is delivered to deeper parts of the skin known as the dermis and leaves the superficial layers of the skin known as the epidermis untouched.
Candidates for IPL/Photofacial
IPL is good for people who have uneven skin texture or color, facial redness, sunspots, enlarged pores, acne problem skin, facial blood vessels or capillaries, rosacea. People who have dark complexion, tanned skin, recently tanned skin, or spray tans are not good candidates for this procedure. Please call our office for free consultation for a thorough skin evaluation and assessment to see if you are a candidate.
What to Expect
During the treatment cooling gel is applied to the areas that will be treated. A IPL handpiece is used to deliver the intense pulsed light treatment to the area. Usually no local anesthetic is used; most patients tolerate this procedure very well. After the session you may have some redness. It may feel like sunburn skin. Most people return to work right afterwards. There is no downtime for this procedure.