Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a.k.a. “photofacial,” treatment rejuvenates tired and damaged skin and can remove unwanted facial and body hair. IPL is similar to laser resurfacing treatments but the light is spread out into several wavelengths, making it gentler on skin for a quicker, more comfortable procedure and recovery.
IPL treatment can be performed on any area of the skin that has sun damage and/or unwanted hair to improve your complexion and take years off your appearance. At Peak Aesthetics and Wellness Center, we use the Lumecca laser from inMode because it is the most powerful IPL device on the market, meaning fewer treatments are needed.
What are the Benefits of IPL Treatment?
The benefits of IPL treatment include:
- Improves skin’s complexion
- Turns back the hands of time on aged and damaged skin
- Removes unwanted facial and body hair
When To Consider IPL Treatments
If you have any of the following skin conditions you would like to address, it may be time to consider IPL treatment:
- Age spots
- Discoloration caused by acne
- Vascular lesions, including spider veins and broken blood vessels
- Sun damage
- Facial and/or body hair you want to remove
Where Can IPL Be Performed?
IPL treatments are typically applied to the face but are also effective on any areas of the body regularly exposed to the sun, including the neck, décolletage, legs, hands, and arms. It’s important to note that skin may seem to darken within the first 24-48 hours after treatment but will lighten when your pigmented lesions flake off (about 1-2 weeks).
Do IPL Treatments Work on Darker Skin Tones?
Since IPL is attracted to brown pigment, there is a higher risk of hyper/hypopigmentation from IPL treatments with darker skin tones. However, our talented staff of nurses are highly skilled at administering IPL treatments and will let you know if this procedure is right for your skin tone during a consultation.
How Many IPL Treatments Will I Need?
While you’ll begin to see improvements to your skin after your first IPL treatment, we recommend 3-6 treatments spaced one month apart for best results.
Ready to learn more about IPL photofacial treatment? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with our aesthetic team.