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Photofacial | IPL

 

 

Photofacial also referred to as Intense Pulsed Light or IPL is similar to a laser skin treatment as it uses intense focused light to correct skin issues. However, a photofacial has a broad spectrum light that treats multiple skin layers at one time, while a laser typically uses a single wavelength at a time for skin correction. Photofacial works by sending fast bursts of light pulses into the skin through a specialized treatment handpiece. These light pulses will stimulate the blood vessels and the natural collagen, causing an expansion that encourages skin smoothing, improves skin texture, and treats superficial blemishes.

This type of treatment can provide skin rejuvenation for a variety of skin issues. With the most commonly treated problems including sun damage, fine lines, large pores, wrinkles, freckles, hyperpigmentation, and liver spots.

 


Photofacial Q&A...

What does it feel like?

Depending on your pain threshold, each person can have a different experience with the treatment with most patients experiencing minimal to no discomfort.

When will results be felt/seen?

The number of sessions needed will vary by patient and skin problem, but most people need around three treatments to get the optimum results.

How long does the treatment last?

Most patients can expect a treatment time of anywhere from half an hour to one hour.