Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial is an innovative treatment that can give you a renewed sense of confidence when you look in the mirror. If you want to look years younger but don’t want the hassle of an invasive treatment, IPL photofacial might be the right course of treatment for you. Contact Dr. Guram, MD, at the Texas Health and Lifestyle Center in Tomball, Texas, today.
IPL photofacial is a laser resurfacing procedure that improves the appearance of your skin and treats facial flaws. Using a non-ablative laser, the treatment stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin. IPL photofacial might be right for you if you have signs of aging, such as:
Because collagen is an important building block in the skin, stimulating its production gives the body what it needs to rebuild skin. If you want to fight the signs of skin aging, contact the Texas Health and Lifestyle Center to find out if IPL photofacial is the right course of treatment for you.
During a typical appointment, an IPL photofacial involves two skin treatments. The first uses a specific wavelength to target unwanted melanin and the second targets broken blood vessels. The melanin absorbs the heat and the vessels to coagulate, making the skin look clearer and reducing the appearance of varicose veins.
The laser creates a warm sensation, but this rarely reaches uncomfortable levels. Depending on how damaged your skin is, you may need more than one treatment.
IPL photofacial is great for reducing the appearance of sun damage, including pigmentation, freckles from the sun, and broken capillaries. You may also experience a reduction in brown spots and age spots after treatment.
There is no downtime after an IPL photofacial treatment. Afterward, it’s important to wear sunscreen and reduce your exposure to the sun as much as possible. This will help to ensure long-lasting results.
After treatment, results may not be immediate. Some age spots might take several weeks or months to fade fully. In some cases, patients experience slightly discolored skin, although this side effect is rare.
If you want a youthful face staring back at you in the mirror, contact the Texas Health and Lifestyle Center and find out if IPL photofacial is the right treatment for your needs.
*Individual results may vary