IPL PHOTO FACIAL
Intense pulsed light can tackle the causes of acne and its lasting side effects, like scarring. This procedure also kills harmful bacteria and reduces redness and inflammation. Repeated IPL photofacials encourage the skin to shed and renew its outer layer, a process that gradually eliminates scar tissue.
WHO IS IT/IS NOT GOOD
Those with a higher Fitzpatrick score, those with a tan and those with melasma are not good candidates. Because the light rays are attracted to pigment, darker skin tones can actually become discolored and melasma patches can become darker.
HOW MANY IPL PHOTOFACIALS DO I NEED?
For best results, 3-5 treatments are typically recommended, about four weeks apart.
WHAT TREATMENT AREAS ARE THE BEST FOR THE IPL PHOTOFACIALS?
IS AN IPL PHOTOFACIAL PAINFUL?
Photofacial would not necessarily be called painful, but it can be a a little uncomfortable. Patients liken the feeling to a rubber band snapping on their skin. The light from the laser is also quite bright, which may be uncomfortable for some with light sensitivity.