Do sun damage and aging have your skin looking less than fresh? If so, check out the IPL photofacial. This non-surgical and non-invasive treatment can help eliminate many of the imperfections that can negatively impact your complexion. Discover more about how it works and whether or not it is the right treatment option for you.
What is an IPL Photofacial and Who Should Get One?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is what powers this treatment. It is used to gently heat up the damaged area of skin, which results in a therapeutic effect. Different wavelengths are used to target the pigment-producing cells deep below your skin’s surface. The heat from the light energy damages or destroys the cells that are creating too much melanin. This helps to disperse discolored areas of the skin. Over time, the spots will be pulled to the top layer of your skin before revealing your enhanced complexion!
This treatment can be great, but it is not the right choice for everyone. That’s one of the reasons why an initial consultation is so important.
What Does an IPL Photofacial Treat?
Due to the way it works, this treatment is primarily geared towards issues with discoloration on the skin. It is not intended to fight fine lines and wrinkles. There are many things it can help with, however, such as:
- Sun damage
- Brown spots
- Red spots
- Spider veins
- And more!
This safe and effective treatment can be used on many areas of the body. Some of the most popular treatment areas include the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.
What to Expect with IPL Photofacial Treatments
In order to achieve your best results, you will likely need to have a series of treatment sessions done. These are typically spaced a set amount of time apart. Exactly how long each appointment will take depends on a few factors, such as the size of the area and how many passes are being made on it. Although the numbers can vary greatly, a typical session usually takes less than one hour.
You can learn more about the IPL photofacial and what it can do for you by scheduling a consultation with us at Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser. This can be your first step on the road toward a clearer, more brilliant complexion! We have offices located in Harlem, Washington Heights, and Midtown. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.