IPL Photo Facial
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IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

Refresh Your Skin and Reduce Red & Brown Spots

An IPL Photofacial can bring youthfulness back to your skin by reducing and removing both
vascular and pigmented lesions caused by age and sun damage. The IPL laser emits light energy
into your skin that targets pigment producing cells in a non-ablative treatment. The energy
from the laser works to destroy the pigment producing cells, allowing your body to absorb the
pigmentation as it heals naturally. IPL can be used to treat the following problems:

  • Freckles and Sun spots
  • Rosacea
  • Dilated Blood Vessels
  • Pigment Imperfections
  • Redness
Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for an IPL Photo Facial?

Since IPL targets pigment, it is generally best suited for those with lighter skin tones (Fitzpatrick scores of I-IV), as those with darker skin may become discolored. However, by altering the power setting of the laser, IPL can be suitable for almost everybody (with exceptions for those with melasma, as it can cause these spots to become darker.)

What is the recovery time following treatment?

Recovery following treatment is quick with almost no downtime necessary. Mild redness or a warm or burning sensation may be present for several hours or up to a day after treatment. However, most patients are able to continue with their usual routine immediately following the procedure, and make-up and skin care products can be used as usual.

How many treatments will I need?

Multiple treatments are typically required to optimize the results of IPL. A package of 3 treatments is usually recommended, though some patients may benefit from an additional 1-2 treatments as needed.

What results can I expect?

Many patients see some level of results after the first treatment, as hyperpigmentation of the skin begins to fade and redness is reduced. Others may require a full round of 3-5 treatments as prescribed before noticing an evening of skin tone. Complete results can be expected approximately three months following the final treatment. However, sun protection is critical both during and after the treatment sequence, as sun spots and redness can return with further sun exposure and damage to the skin.

What are the risks?

As with all laser treatments, risks include skin discoloration, blistering, scarring, and not receiving the desired effects of IPL treatment. To minimize these risks, Dr. Bhrany will work with you to establish a treatment plan that is best suited to your skin type, needs and desires.

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