Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is also known as a Photofacial. It is a technology used by cosmetic practitioners to perform skincare treatments for therapeutic and aesthetic purposes. An IPL procedure uses the power of broadband light to reduce the appearance of rosacea, age spots, sunspots, freckles, and improve skin texture. It is a popular treatment because it’s very affordable, effective, non-invasive and requires no downtime.
A handheld device is passed across the skin by one of our highly trained laser technicians. This device delivers pulses of broad-spectrum light to the deep layers of the skin. The fact that this device employs light to influence the skin on a molecular level means that there are no injections or incisions. The device targets specific skin areas and specific skin concerns.
IPL is attracted only to the brown and red pigment in the skin, but there are many conditions it can help. These include:
IPL can effectively treat discoloration from acne, but it is not an ideal treatment if acne is an ongoing problem. The procedure is most commonly used on the face, but can also be used on the neck, chest, and even on your hands.
The pain level experienced depends on your pain threshold. Some people describe the pain level as mild discomfort or as if tiny rubber bands are flicking the surface of the skin. If your pain threshold is low, your esthetician can apply a topical numbing cream before your treatment is done. One of the most significant benefits of IPL is that there’s no recovery or downtime. After you get your Photofacial done, you can go about your regular activities following your treatment.
Right after the treatment, makeup can gently be applied and removed. You’ll want to avoid any harsh skincare products for a couple of days following your treatment.
To ensure the highest level of safety, our medspa specialists are only offering complimentary virtual consultations at this time. Both BodyLase spa locations are temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
As we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time, we want to do everything we can to help you feel confident and beautiful. Our virtual consultations make it easy and convenient to achieve beautiful, younger-looking skin and a slimmer shape.
Schedule your virtual consultation today! We look forward to assisting you.
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