Intense Pulsed Light therapy, also known as IPL photofacial, is an effective way to treat a variety of common skin conditions including: age spots, acne scars, wrinkles, rosacea, spider veins, uneven skin tone, and more. It has become very popular among patients who wish to repair sun damage and rejuvenate the skin. At Carr Dermatology in Sugar Land, we believe in the benefits of safe and effective IPL photofacial.
Why IPL photofacial?
Intense pulsed light heats the upper layers of skin to stimulate cell regeneration. This process restores and rejuvenates skin to make it look smoother, more vibrant, clearer, and younger looking.
Is IPL photofacial safe?
Yes, IPL photofacial is safe for many different skin types. Like any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks that we will discuss prior to treatment. Some patients may experience swelling, blistering, redness, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation. One of the most common side effects is lightening or darkening of the skin in the treatment area. This may take several months to resolve. Patients should avoid tanning and sun exposure a few weeks before and after treatment to minimize this risk.
IPL photofacial can help with the following concerns:
- Age spots
- Aging Skin
IPL photofacial can help with the following skin conditions:
- Sun damage: A series of IPL treatments can significantly reduce spots and unwanted pigmentation caused by sun damage. It can be used on the neck, chest, and arms.
- Broken capillaries: A series of IPL treatments can clear up streaks or dark, blotchy spots on the skin caused by broken veins and capillaries.
How many IPL treatments do I need?
Patients will notice improvement with each IPL session, however, multiple sessions are usually needed for the best results. Patients can expect to have, on average, three to six sessions, spaced out in four-week intervals.
At Carr Dermatology in Sugar Land, we offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including IPL photofacial to improve the appearance of the skin. If you would like to learn more about IPL and find out if it can help you, please call us today at (281) 494-0034.