Brown spots, sun damage, and facial redness contribute to the signs of aging. At The Beauty Medics, cosmetic specialist Dr. Syed Bokhari offers expert IPL photofacial treatments to erase these imperfections. If you live in or near Riverside, California, call the office or book an appointment online to learn how IPL, or intense pulsed light therapy, can improve the appearance of your skin.
IPL stands for intense pulsed light therapy. The targeted light pulses break down abnormal pigmentation to fade unwanted dark spots and facial redness. The light also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen, a firming and strengthening compound, so you look revitalized as wrinkles smooth out.
Blotchy, sun-damaged, and discolored skin react best to IPL photofacial treatments, but people with freckles, large pores, and wrinkles can also benefit.
IPL treatments typically don’t damage any surrounding tissue and are safe for most skin types, but it’s best to avoid on irritated or sun-damaged skin.
The treatment lasts about 30 minutes and is typically well-tolerated. The technicians at The Beauty Medics provide you with protective eyewear and apply a cooling gel to the treatment area to lubricate the handpiece and keep you comfortable during the treatment.
Your technician then runs the specialized handpiece over your skin to apply the pulses of IPL light therapy. You may feel a warm sensation and brief snaps, as if a rubber band was snapping against your skin.
After an IPL photofacial session, you may have slight swelling and redness, similar to a sunburn. Most people can return to their regular daily activities following the in-office treatment.
The benefits of the treatment gradually appear in the weeks following your session, as your pigmented skin fades and collagen produces firmer, more radiant skin.
Do remember to wear sunscreen diligently for the first two weeks following treatment and try to avoid the sun altogether. The results of IPL therapy can last up to a year, or even longer, if you care for your skin properly right after treatment and in the weeks to come.
If you desire a more radiant, even-toned complexion, call The Beauty Medics to learn about IPL photofacial treatments or book an appointment online.