IPL is an acronym for intense pulsed light. An intense pulsed light photofacial is a revolutionary form of light therapy used to remove unwanted hair, fill in fine lines and wrinkles, and improve pigmentation. At Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN, our mission is to help you look better so you can feel happier and more self-confident. We proudly offer IPL photofacial treatments to help revive and rejuvenation your complexion.
What Exactly Is an IPL Photofacial?
An IPL photofacial and laser skin resurfacing both use the heat produced by light energy to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production process. However, there are several distinct differences that make an IPL photofacial an optimal choice.
IPL therapy uses several wavelengths, like a photo flash. This helps allow for the precise and custom treatment for a variety of skin tones and types.
IPL penetrates your epidermis (top skin layer) and treats only your dermis (lower layer of skin). This way the living skin cells are the ones affected rather than the dead skin cells that make up the superficial upper layer of your skin.
How Does It Work?
The pigmentation of your skin absorbs the energy produced by the laser light. This energy is converted into heat. Darker spots of pigmentation absorb more energy and create more heat than the lighter parts of your skin. The heat destroys these cells, removing age spots, sun spots, freckles, birthmarks, and other forms of uneven pigmentation. In the case of unwanted hair removal, the dark hair follicle is targeted and destroyed so hair cannot grow back.
How Can I Prepare for Treatment?
Before your treatment, you must come in for an in-person initial consultation. We will evaluate the quality of your skin and let you know what results you can realistically expect. Let us know about any skin conditions you have, such as atopic dermatitis or inflammatory acne. Our professionals will work with you to develop your customized treatment plan, and they will provide you with everything you need to know to best prepare for treatment.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
During your outpatient treatment session, the IPL device is calibrated to a specific setting that is ideal for your specific skin tone and type. The device delivers rapid flashes to the treatment area to treat epidermal layers of the skin.
Depending on the size and shape of the area being treated, you can expect treatment to last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. In most cases, you only need three to six treatments to achieve your desired results. The number of treatments necessary will depend on your specific goals and the treatment area itself.
Schedule Your Consultation!
An IPL photofacial may be an effective treatment option for you to refresh your complexion. It can treat uneven pigmentation, like hyperpigmentation, eliminate spider veins and varicose veins and much more. To discover if this revolutionary treatment is right for you, contact the dedicated beauty experts at Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN to schedule your initial consultation.