Target sun spots, age spots, and redness with little to no downtime!
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, such as brown spots, sun damage, redness and Rosacea. The IPL light passes through the epidermis, drawing out the pigment-producing cells and dispersing the uneven pigment. IPL Photofacial can be used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, legs and just about anywhere else. It’s quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime.
After a Photofacial treatment, you can expect some redness and a slight sunburn feeling, both of which only last for about 30 minutes post-treatment. The pigment that was treated will immediately begin to become more noticeable, reaching a few shades darker a couple hours after. The pigmented spots may resemble coffee grounds on the skin but will have no texture to them. It is safe to wear makeup and continue with most normal skin care regimens following a treatment. The ‘coffee ground’ spots can take up to 2 weeks to slough off naturally while washing the area treated. Revealing bright, more even skin after!
Those with a higher Fitzpatrick score, those with a tan or active sunburn and those with melasma are not good candidates. Because the light of the laser is targeting pigment, darker skin tones can actually become discolored and melasma patches can become darker.
While some people are happy with their results after one treatment, best results are typically seen after completing a series of three to five treatments.
While pain tolerance is different for everyone, most people tolerate Photofacials well and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of clients require no topical anesthetic.