No Pain, No Gain? What to Expect From an IPL Photofacial Treatment
If you’re considering an IPL photofacial treatment, you might be wondering what to expect. An IPL photofacial is a type of skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light to improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. It can also help reduce the appearance of age spots, brown patches, and redness.
At ELLEMES Medical Spa, our skilled technicians use only the best equipment to deliver impressive results with minimal discomfort. In this blog post, we’ll give you a rundown of what you can expect from your first IPL photofacial treatment.
What is an IPL Photofacial Treatment?
An IPL photofacial treatment is a skin procedure that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and other types of skin imperfections. The light energy from the IPL device is absorbed by specific target cells in the skin. This helps to improve the appearance of sun damage, brown patches, age spots, redness, and other unwanted pigmentation issues.
Is an IPL Photofacial Treatment Right for Me?
If you have any concerns about the appearance of your skin, an IPL photofacial treatment may be right for you. This treatment can help improve the overall tone and texture of your skin with little to no downtime. It’s important to note that an IPL photofacial treatment is not a substitute for sunscreen or other protective measures against UV exposure.
How Does an IPL Photofacial Treatment Work?
During your IPL photofacial treatment at Metric Laser Spa, our highly trained technicians will use a handheld device to deliver intense pulsed light energy to your skin. The light energy is absorbed by specific target cells in the skin which helps improve the appearance of sun damage and other unwanted pigmentation issues. Most treatments take 30 minutes or less and there is no need for anesthesia or numbing agents.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment?
After your treatment, you may experience some mild redness and swelling which should resolve itself within a few hours. We recommend that you avoid exposure to direct sunlight and wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for at least one week after your treatment.
An IPL photofacial treatment can help improve the overall tone and texture of your skin with little to no downtime. If you have any concerns about the appearance of your skin, an IPL photofacial treatment may be right for you. Contact ELLEMES Medical Spa today to schedule a consultation!