What is IPL?
If you are bothered by how your facial skin looks because of sun damage or dark spots, Dermatology Center of Dallas can perform a skin consultation to determine if you could benefit from IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. A photofacial with IPL is a noninvasive skin treatment for adults with hyperpigmentation problems on their neck and face. At our office in Dallas, TX, our team uses short, intense pulses of light that raise the temperature of the skin to set off the natural regeneration process and increase the production of collagen. As the added nutrients take effect, you should begin to see a healthier, rejuvenated complexion with a more even tone and fewer spots.
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What Are the Benefits of IPL Photofacials?
IPL photofacials are known at Dermatology Center of Dallas for their transforming qualities. A handful of the perks that Dallas, TX individuals glean from IPL treatments involve:
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Neutralizing hyperpigmentation and age spots
- A revitalized, rejuvenated skin look
- The calming, spa-like procedure supports overall skin radiance
What to Expect with IPL
An IPL photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to correct many complexion concerns, such as sun spots, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, rough texture, or dilated capillaries. The IPL treatment is performed using a handheld wand that will pass over the skin while emitting light energy pulses. There is very little downtime associated with a photofacial treatment, although your skin may be slightly red and swollen afterward. After 2 – 5 days, the sun damage and other irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the skin's surface layers and then start to flake away. For optimal results, we recommend 3 – 6 treatments spaced about a month apart.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
It's common to have mild, temporary side effects, like swelling, redness, blisters, crusting, or bruising. These fade in a few days. You will be sun sensitive, and you should keep in mind that damaging UV rays will affect the results of the procedure. We recommend wearing sunscreen to avoid problems like redness and spots.
Do I need to prep for IPL?
Before getting IPL, patients are asked to avoid self-tanners and excessive sun for at least 2 – 4 weeks prior to the appointment. You may need to stop using minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, or Retin-A/Renova several days before your appointment, and we may recommend taking pain relievers for a week before your appointment to help prevent bruising. You also need to protect the treated areas with sunscreen since your skin will be extra sensitive.
Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
Multiple IPL sessions are ideal for producing gradual, natural-looking improvements to your skin. Each treatment will fade spots and other surface irregularities. Several treatments also produce longer-lasting results.
If you have noticed hyperpigmentation and other visible skin irregularities, solutions are available to boost the appearance of your skin. If you would like to find out more about our lineup of aesthetic treatments, call the friendly team at Dermatology Center of Dallas. At our office in Dallas, TX, we perform IPL photofacial treatments that reach the deep layers of your skin to give you a smoother, more radiant complexion.