In most simple terms, the IPL/Photofacial treatment targets damaged cells with light to reduce their appearance on the surface of the skin. IPL/Photofacial is effective against many kinds of pigmentation including freckles, livers or age spots and sun damage. It can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, arms and hands and typically requires more than one treatment session for optimal results.
During treatment a handheld device is used to target light onto the treatment area. From here the light pulls damaged skin cells to the surface, and over the course of 48 hours they get darker. This may seem counterintuitive to treatment, however after about 1-2 weeks these dark spots will slough off revealing beautiful healthy skin below the surface.
IPL/Photofacial treatment can also treat redness from rosacea or broken capillaries. Following treatment your skin may appear pink but otherwise there is no downtime associated with treatment. Patients typically cover their pink skin with cosmetics and return to work or other activities.
Contact us to learn if IPL/Photofacial treatment is right for you.