What are the Benefits of an IPL Facial?
Direct sunlight can affect the skin’s appearance, especially when paired with aging. An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Facial can help to reduce the effects of sun exposure and aging on the skin.
What is an IPL Facial?
An IPL Facial is a treatment that can renew the complexion of the skin after years of sun damage. Often IPL Facials can help patients with dark spots, redness, and fine wrinkles. It is a non-surgical procedure that can undo some of that visible damage.
How Does an IPL Facial Work?
An IPL Facial works by using light energy to penetrate the lower layer of the skin (the dermis) with heat. By penetrating the dermis with heat, the upper layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis, remains intact. The skin cells absorb the light’s heat, helping to promote the regeneration of cells.
It is generally a pain-free, non-surgical procedure with mild discomfort. Having multiple sessions brings out the best results. Patients tend to have between 4 and 6 IPL Facials to boost their complexion.
Top Benefits of an IPL Facial
There are several benefits of an IPL Facial, such as:
- Minimizing sun spots and age spots
- Reducing the appearance of spider veins and blood vessels
- Smoothing out pigmentation irregularities
- Diminishing acne scarring and mild trauma scars
- Promotes collagen and elastin growth
- Lessens the appearance of skin texture
- Can be combined with other treatments during the session, such as Hydrafacial®
- Can treat rosacea
What Results Can I Expect After an IPL Facial?
You will start to see the results of your IPL Facial about 1 week after your treatment session. We recommend a series of sessions to improve your skin’s youthful glow. The multiple treatments help your results peak at around 3-6 months and leave long-lasting results.
Is There Any Downtime with IPL Facials?
While there are few side effects, there may be minor redness and swelling on the face. These symptoms may last a few days but usually resolve within a few hours.
Am I a Good Candidate for an IPL Facial?
You may be a good candidate for an IPL Facial if you have mild hyperpigmentation such as sun spots, age spots, and acne scarring. IPL Facials work best on those with lighter skin. Those who have deeper skin tones may want to consider a different treatment for facial rejuvenation.
A Balanced Aesthetics specialist will determine if IPL Facials are suitable for you during your consultation. You and your specialist will discuss all your health history, such as pregnancies and current medications you are currently taking, or if you have had keloids in the past.