You may have heard about this skin rejuvenation treatment on social media or read about it in a magazine. It used to be just for celebrities, but it has made its way to the mainstream. It’s one of the most popular treatments we provide to our clients in the Palm Beach Gardens area. That’s because it can leave you with younger-looking skin without cosmetic surgery or injections.
Formally, the name is the IPL Photofacial. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Using targeted light energy, your aesthetician moves the handheld laser over the area to be treated – most often the face and neck area. The light heats the epidermis, which damages pigmentation cells and stimulates collagen production and healing.
The results? Decreased pigmentation and younger, smoother-looking skin.
What to Expect with IPL Therapy
You’ll wear a protective eye mask during the treatment, which generally lasts 20-30 minutes. Most people will need 3-7 treatments to achieve the best results. We space initial treatments about 4 weeks apart, and may recommend quarterly maintenance treatments. Rest assured; we will tailor your treatment schedule based on your individual goals.
You may feel a slight discomfort with treatment – a warming of the skin is normal, and you may have some redness and/or swelling afterwards. Both are normal, and will fade within a few hours. If we are treating age spots, freckles, and pigmentation, those areas may appear darker at first before the skin flakes off within 1-3 weeks.
With each week that goes by and each new IPL session, you’ll notice your skin changing and looking better.
IPL Photofacial Benefits
Benefits of photofacials occur gradually over the weeks following treatment. They can include:
- Reduced age lines
- Reduced redness from rosacea and sun damage
- Reduced pigmentation from sun damage
- Reduced dark spots from hormonal changes
- Reduced appearance of age spots (liver spots)
- Minimized large pores
- Reduced acne and acne scarring
- Softer, smoother skin
While IPL therapy can minimize the appearance of sun damage and some signs of aging, it won’t prevent new sun damage or fine lines and wrinkles. Your aesthetician will recommend a skincare regimen including sunscreen that will help you keep your skin looking its best. We may also recommend other skincare services, depending on the condition of your skin and your goals.
Are you ready to achieve results? We can’t wait to see you!
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re looking for younger-looking, healthier skin, we understand. Schedule a IPL photofacial appointment or skincare consultation today to see what the possibilities are. And you’re in experienced hands when you visit Aesthetics at Cima Health.
From the initial consultation to the treatment room, we offer the highest quality skincare and laser services, individualized to your needs. We are more than clinicians; we understand how hard it can be to carve out time for yourself to look and feel your best. We help you make the most of your time by offering the best range of treatments.
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