Are age spots getting you down? For those of us who’ve spent too much time in the sun, signs of premature aging may be more prominent that we’d like. If you’re frustrated with seeing fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear or find that your skin has a lot of hyperpigmentation, an IPL photofacial may be right for you. This laser skin resurfacing treatment uses clinically proven intense pulsed light to reduce unwanted pigmentation and provide patients with beautiful, radiant skin.
What is an IPL Photofacial?
An IPL, or intense pulsed light, photofacial is a cutting-edge, clinically based skin resurfacing treatment that uses advanced intense pulsed light technology to gently slough away any damaged, aging, or hyperpigmented skin. The photofacial works using special wavelengths of light. The hyperpigmented and aging areas of the skin absorb this wavelength of light and are heated. This heat then destroys the pigmented cells responsible for your unwanted sunspots, freckles, and more.
The IPL photofacial is perfect for treating the following concerns:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Broken blood vessels
- General hyperpigmentation
Benefits of an IPL Photofacial
Get rid of age spots and sun damage with intense pulsed light therapy for sun damage and age spots. It delivers visible results quickly and is a powerful alternative treatment to microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Benefits of receiving an IPL photofacial with our expert providers include:
- Noninvasive cosmetic treatment
- No downtime
- Minimal recovery period
- No cutting, scarring, or anesthesia
- FDA-cleared treatment
- Customizable treatment plans
- Visible results after just one treatment
IPL Photofacial Treatment Process
Your IPL photofacial will be performed by one of our expert providers in our beautiful office. Before your treatment begins, your provider may apply a topical anesthetic to your treatment area. This is to ensure you stay comfortable throughout your entire treatment. Once numb, your technician will begin applying quick bursts of intense pulsed light therapy to your treatment area, typically the face, neck, and chest areas. Each treatment session typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
Depending on the size of your treatment area and your ultimate desired results, you may require multiple IPL photofacial treatment sessions. To find out your personalized treatment plan, we encourage you to come in for a one-on-one consultation with one of our board-certified physicians.
IPL Photofacial Recovery
Because the IPL photofacial is a noninvasive procedure, there is no downtime required following each treatment session. Patients are able to return to their normal daily activities immediately following their photofacial appointments.
Our patients may find their skin to be red and sensitive to the light, similar to the sensation of a sunburn. This is normal and generally resolves on its own within a few days of treatment. We ask that our patients keep their treated areas hydrated and protected with a high-quality SPF lotion throughout this recovery period.
Our patients are able to see visible results of their photofacial after just one treatment.
How Much Does an IPL Photofacial Cost?
The cost of your IPL photofacial treatments will vary depending on the size of your treatment area and the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve your ultimate goals. To determine a more accurate cost of your photofacial treatment plan, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our expert medical team members.
Get Glowing, Radiant Skin
Say goodbye to hyperpigmentation and hello to radiant, beautiful skin. To learn more about how you can benefit from photofacial treatments, we encourage you to call us at (630) 553-9596 or schedule an appointment with one of our providers using our convenient online appointment form. A Beautiful You Weight Management & Medical Spa is proud to serve the men, women, and families of Yorkville, Sandwich, Plainfield, and the neighboring communities of Illinois.