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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial
IPL photofacial is a non-invasive procedure that is extremely effective in reducing many common effects of aging, including facial wrinkles, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. IPL will help to improve the color, consistency, and texture of the skin with minimal downtime.
What is IPL Photofacial?
Our West Palm Beach IPL uses high energy light waves to penetrate the deepest layers of your skin. This broad spectrum light gently heats the dermis and the cells begin to produce fresh collagen. Collagen is a natural protein that helps to firm and tighten the skin, making the skin smoother and clearer, creating a more youthful appearance.
What skin conditions can IPL treat?
IPL can improve the signs of aging on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. It has the ability to treat a wide variety of skin imperfections, including:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Red and brown spots
- Diffuse redness
- Large pores
- Uneven skin texture
- Telangictasias or spider veins
Benefits of IPL
This procedure is used to treat a wide variety of skin problems resulting in facial rejuvenation with minimal downtime. IPL poses less risks and side effects when compared to more aggressive approaches. Collagen production is a long term benefit that will continue to enhance the treatment responses as well. IPL is a non-invasive effective way to cosmetically improve the appearance of your skin, quickly, conveniently, and with very little discomfort.
What to expect during and following the IPL Photofacial treatment
Patients will be given protective eyewear during the session to protect you from the bright flashes of light. A cool, soothing gel may be applied to the treatment area to help cool the epidermis during the procedure. Depending upon the treatment area the procedure may last anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour. During the IPL procedure you will feel a warm sensation typical to a light snap from a rubber band. This will deliver the pulses of intense light to the targeted areas breaking up the damaged vessels and melanin within the skin. There may be minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Treating the underlying layers of the skin results in little recovery needed after the IPL treatment. Some patients can experience mild redness and a darkening of the brown spots following the procedure but it is safe to apply makeup and resume normal activities immediately. It is important to avoid the sun for several days and wear sunblock to achieve the most optimum result.
Is IPL Photofacial right for you?
People with white, untanned skin who have blotchy, sun-damaged or discolored skin, or whose skin is affected by large pores, rosacea, or wrinkles may benefit from an IPL photofacial. Those with dark or deeply tanned skin may experience complications following an IPL treatment. Patients will consult with our trained health care professionals as to the appropriate treatment pathway.
A series of intense pulsed light photofacial can give you excellent results for a year or more creating a more radiant complexion.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens office today, and let esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Mark R. Murphy, M.D., help you create the enhanced appearance you deserve.