IPL & Photo Facials
Intense Pulsed Light
WHAT IS INTENSE PULSED LIGHT ALSO KNOWN AS IPL?
IPL Treatment Process
3-4 Weeks Before Treatment
LET US KNOW
2-3 Weeks Before Treatment
NO SPRAY TANS OR SELF TANNING LOTIONS
Do not use spray or self-tanners before treatment. If you have some residual effects from a product, thoroughly cleanse the area to be treated by IPL with an abrasive or exfoliating-type scrub.
2 Weeks Before Procedure
WHAT TO AVOID
Discontinue use of products containing hydroquinone, bleaching creams, Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, or chemical peels. If you’re taking any antibiotics, it’s best to schedule your treatment at least 2-weeks after its completion.
1-Day Before Procedure
Immediately After Procedure
24-Hours After Procedure
24-48 Hours After Procedure
48 Hours After Procedure
PROTECT YOUR SKIN
48-72 Hours After Procedure
4-6 Weeks Post IPL
TA-DA! AMAZING SKIN
Hypopigmentation (lightening) or hyperpigmentation (darkening) may occur with any laser treatment and usually resolves within 4-6 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH AN IPL PROCEDURE?
What IPL Can Do
IPL Treatment Cost
Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Zones
LEGSSoften or remove birthmarks, brown spots, discoloration, freckles, scars, spider veins, and broken blood vessels. 1 of 8
FACELighten or erase age spots, discoloration, fine wrinkles, freckles, redness from rosacea, broken blood vessels, birthmarks, and acne scars. 2 of 8
CHESTLighten or erase age spots, discoloration, fine wrinkles, freckles, and birthmarks. 3 of 8
NECKSoften or eliminate age spots, discoloration, fine wrinkles, freckles, birthmarks, and more. 4 of 8
TORSOSoften or remove birthmarks, brown spots, discoloration, freckles, scars, spider veins, and broken blood vessels. 5 of 8
HANDSSoften or erase sun damage, discolored skin, freckles, scars, age spots, and birthmarks. 6 of 8
ARMSLessen or remove birthmarks, brown spots, discoloration, freckles, and scars. 7 of 8
FEETDiminish or eradicate sun damage, discolored skin, freckles, scars, age spots, and birthmarks. 8 of 8
IPL Treatment FAQ
What is IPL
IPL or “Intense Pulsed Light” is a minimally invasive cosmetic skin treatment that uses powerful flashes of light to decrease the appearance of skin imperfections.
Intense Pulsed Light Photofacials treat a host of minor skin imperfections. Imperfections like sun damage, skin discoloration, rosacea, brown spots, acne scars, and vascular lesions.
Desired results are typically achieved in three to six treatments. IPL Photofacial procedures should be spaced at least one month apart.
IPL Photofacials tend to be more expensive than treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion but less expensive than laser treatments. Because the severity of each person’s skin issue is different, there is no set time or price on IPL treatments. During your IPL Photofacial consultation, we will go over the cost related to your needs.
IPL treatments are very safe but can irritate your skin. It is not uncommon for clients to encounter some small raised bumps and redness post-treatment. These symptoms will subside over the next few days.
Before & After IPL Treatments
Intense pulsed light, also known as IPL, IPL photorejuvenation, or IPL photofacial, is a great cosmetic procedure for skin conditions like pigmentation (brown spots, age spots, or liver spots) often associated with sun damage or hormonal changes; rosacea; vascular redness; birthmarks; broken capillaries; spider veins or thread veins on the face; fine lines; and wrinkles. IPL is commonly used on the face, but treatment for skin discoloration can also be used on the chest, neck, and hands. Unfortunately, IPL is not effective on melasma and can exacerbate the hypopigmentation (patches of skin that are lighter than your overall skin tone). If you have melasma issues, we have a combination of non-inflammatory therapies and skin lightening creams that do not cause trauma to the skin.