Confidence is beautiful. If you are looking for a way to boost yours here in Gilbert, consider having an IPL Photofacial. Designed to improve your skin’s appearance in a number of ways, this treatment could be just the thing you have been looking for.
What Exactly is an IPL Photofacial?
IPL is an abbreviation for intense pulsed light. It is a type of technology used to improve the appearance of the skin. A laser is used to heat up areas of the skin in order to correct problems with pigmentation. The light has the ability to travel through the epidermis, where it can work at evening out pigments. By dispersing the pigment, your skin can look more even and healthy.
The light used in the photofacial is attracted to the cells that are over-producing melanin, which is responsible for skin pigmentation. It pulls the excess pigment to the surface of your skin. When this happens, you may experience some flaking. This is a good thing! It means the process is almost complete and you are about to see your smooth, more even skin.
Where is an IPL Photofacial Effective?
Part of the process of deciding if an IPL Photofacial in Gilbert is right for you is knowing if it will treat the body part you are concerned about. The good news is that this treatment can be used almost anywhere. Common target areas include:
Could You Benefit from an IPL Photofacial?
It is possible that this is the correct treatment choice for you if you are dealing with:
- Sun damage
- Spider veins
- Brown and/or red spots
- Spider veins
- Skin dullness
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scars
What to Expect with an IPL Photofacial
Before the actual IPL Photofacial treatment can happen, you will sit down with us at a consultation. This is where we can determine a treatment plan that will help get you to your aesthetic goals. How long a session of this treatment will take depends largely on the size of the area being targeted. While treating the entire face may take 45 minutes, a larger area may take an hour or longer.
The first step in the process when the time for the actual treatment comes is to clean the target area. A cooling gel will be applied to that same area to help keep you comfortable as well as to enhance your potential results. A pattern is then followed when applying the light. Depending on the severity of the skin imperfection, multiple passes may be made.
There is no pain associated with having an IPL Photofacial in Gilbert. Eye protection will be given due to the brightness of the light being used. Many people compare the sensation of having this treatment to that of having a rubber band snapped on the skin. While not the most comfortable thing in the world, most people report it as very tolerable.
Results with an IPL Photofacial
Although many people are lucky enough to see significant results after just one session, almost everyone will benefit from a series of treatments. Typically speaking, three to five sessions is ideal. This is something that will be discussed when you come in for your consultation. The time in between appointments should be approximately four weeks.
How long your results last depends partly on how well you care for your skin. Not adequately protecting your skin from the sun will result in the same problems reappearing quickly. Be sure to follow the recommended skincare routine after treatment. At the end of the day, improvements can be expected to last for approximately one year.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for an IPL Photofacial?
The ideal candidates for this treatment are in good overall health and struggling with the skin issues detailed above. This is not a treatment intended to help with fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and other issues related to lack of collagen in the skin. People with darker skin tones will want to avoid an IPL Photofacial because it can cause hyperpigmentation and other issues. The same is true for people with severe acne or rosacea.
It is important to have no tan whatsoever when you have your IPL treatment. You should be prepared to go to great lengths to protect your skin from the sun in the weeks following your treatment. A good candidate is also someone who is willing to not exercise for 24 hours before or after their treatment. Avoid any harsh products on the treatment area for a few weeks, both before and after your session.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about the IPL Photofacial, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with The Signature Beauty Box. At our convenient location in Gilbert, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!