What is a IPL photofacial?
A photofacial is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) — customized wavelengths of non-laser light — to stimulate skin renewal. The SharpLight® IPL delivers an array of green light wavelengths to treat large areas of your face at one time, specifically tone and color.
What do photofacials treat?
Depending on your needs, a photofacial can improve your skin in several ways. It can help with:
Dark spots like freckles, age spots, melasma, and other hyperpigmentation, are common signs of sun damage. To remove these spots, the intense pulsed light selectively heats the dark pigmented area without touching the healthy skin nearby. Gentle heat breaks the pigmented areas up and triggers your body’s natural skin renewal processes.
Dilated blood vessels
In much the same way that a photofacial targets specific areas of unwanted pigmentation, it can target dilated or broken blood vessels. The Limelight IPL heats the target blood vessels, which causes closure and fading.
A photofacial can help with many types of skin discoloration, including rosacea. The Sharplight IPL heats the irritated skin and areas of inflammation to bring on skin renewal.
Lines and wrinkles
Photofacial bypasses your epidermis (the top skin layer) to reach your dermis, the layer of skin where you produce collagen and elastin. That encourages your body to make new collagen and elastin. Collagen provides skin support and fills in fine lines and wrinkles.
Elastin improves your skin elasticity and works with collagen to enhance overall skin youthfulness.
A photofacial can also be a good all-around method of noninvasive skin rejuvenation because it can improve your skin tone, smooth the skin, enhance clarity, shrink pores, and give you a healthy, youthful glow.
Since everyone has different skin needs and concerns, the Youthful Solutions Aesthetics team designs a personalized photofacial treatment for you.
What happens during a photofacial?
Next, you receive protective eyewear.
The team cleans your skin and lightly smooths a cooling gel over the treatment areas. During the IPL pulses, you feel deep warmth for brief periods. You can return home right away afterward.
What results can I expect from a photofacial?
Immediately after the photofacial, you may have some redness, and your skin may feel slightly burned for a day or two. If you treat any areas of hyperpigmentation, those brown spots may look like many tiny spots as your skin renews itself.
Usually, you see skin improvements in about one week. A short series of around 3-5 treatments is ideal for optimal results.
It’s important to use sun protection and look after your skin to maintain your results long-