What Are the Benefits of a Photofacial?

By now, you have probably heard some buzz around IPL’s (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy.  IPL is commonly referred to as photo rejuvenation or photofacial.  There are many reasons an IPL photofacial is great but perhaps the most obvious is that the benefits of an IPL cover virtually every aspect of cosmetic dermatology. 

          Intense Pulsed Light therapy is used to treat sun damage, wrinkles, and age spots.  Photofacials are known to erase sun damage, brown spots, and irregular pigmentation on the face, neck, and chest.

          Photofacials are not a new procedure.  They have been offered at spas and Medspas for years and continue to be among the most effective not to mention beneficial treatments that clients can undergo to even out skin tone.  While it has many perks, one is that it is a simple procedure that can be done on one’s lunch break with no downtime.   One might experience temporary flushing that typically dissipates in an hour.  For some patients, redness and dark spots may take a week to fade.  Patients that are treated for severe acne may experience longer recovery times.  

        Ideal candidates for an IPL photofacial are clients with white, untanned skin.  People with tanned or naturally dark skin are not encouraged to have an IPL because they might experience changes in skin pigmentation.  A reputable and licensed provider will be able to determine who should and should not receive this treatment which is why a consultation is always suggested prior to treatment.  When performed on the right person, IPL’s effectively improve skin texture, reduces pore size and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. 

            For optimum results, clients should receive several treatments.  Especially if clients are seeking to address multiple problems.  If one is interested in improving skin texture and reduce redness, multiple treatments affecting different layers of the skin will be necessary.  While a series of treatments is recommended, clients should still see improvements after a single treatment.  After one facial, clients can expect to see and feel smoother skin.  Skin and pores will feel and appear tighter.  Sun and age spots will often darken and flake off.  

1.  An IPL can be done anywhere-

          Most clients will start on their face but once they begin to see the results, will tend to address other problem areas.

2.  IPL’s can help repair small blood vessels-

          A photo facial is a great solution when it comes to clearing the skin.  Small blood vessels that have become visible, sunspots and other irregularities with pigmentation can all be addressed with an IPL.

3.  Help control acne-

          An IPL treatment can help sufferers of severe acne and other issues with the inflammation and redness that often accompanies acne.  In addition, IPL can help when it comes to eliminating large pores thus reducing the appearance of acne on the skin.

4.  Reduces skin redness-

          Sufferers of rosacea or other conditions that cause redness of the skin can be treated by IPL photofacial therapy.  It serves as a great solution in helping to create an even and natural complexion.

5.  Minimize signs of aging-

          While photofacials aren’t typically considered an anti-aging solution, they do help in reducing signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sunspots.  IPL also has the ability to stimulate collagen growth and improves the over all texture of the skin.  

6.  Reasonable cost-

          We all know that skin treatments can be extremely expensive.  IPL photofacials cost considerably less than other treatments and provide for long term benefits.

7.  Allows for additional treatments-

          IPL procedures can be done in conjunction with other treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other treatments that target the outermost layer of the skin.  

8.  IPL treatments are quick and easy-

          Oftentimes, facial treatments can be time consuming and require downtime.  Photo facial procedures can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the area that is being treated,  

9.  There is no pain involved-

          While some patients express a slight sensation during the procedure (some describe it as a rubber band gently snapping against the skin), most patients report having no pain during an IPL treatment.  

        At dermani MEDSPA®, we are committed to giving our clients the best Medspa experience available.   We offer the latest treatments with the most sophisticated equipment in a laid back and relaxing environment.  Our medical team is highly trained and even teaches medspa techniques to other providers.  Call today to schedule your free consultation at 770-212-2242 or go online to schedule at dermanimedspa.com