IPL Photofacial

What Is IPL Photofacial?

Medical Aesthetics provides IPL photofacial in Evergreen. IPL photofacial is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation technique that uses light energy to treat superficial blemishes on the skin. IPL photofacial involves delivering multiple wavelengths of light energy into the skin, with each wavelength targeting different skin concerns and layers. The intense bursts of light energy activate your body’s innate healing processes, which leads to skin cell regeneration and collagen production. The superficial blemishes, such as freckles, pigmentation problems, and facial scarring are soon removed, helping you achieve smooth, even-textured skin.

How Does IPL Photofacial Work?

IPL photofacial may seem similar to laser skin resurfacing, but it’s different. While laser treatments deliver concentrated laser energy into the skin, IPL treatments deliver scattered wavelengths of light energy. Some wavelengths are absorbed by unwanted pigmented cells, which destroys the unwanted pigmentation. Other wavelengths are absorbed by the damaged capillaries and blood vessels, making them shrink and collapse.

Meanwhile, some wavelengths penetrate the deeper dermis and activate collagen production, making your skin look smooth and even textured. Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm, smooth, and voluminous, thus reversing the signs of aging. Since the cosmetic doctor adjusts the treatment according to your specific skin concerns, the risk of damaging the surrounding skin cells is minimal.

Which Device/Technique Do You Use for IPL Photofacial?

Medical Aesthetics performs IPL photofacial in Evergreen using the cutting-edge LimeLight by Cutera. LimeLight is a handheld device that delivers non-invasive light energy into different layers of skin. It can be customized according to your specific skin concerns, such as sunspots, pigmented lesions, and vascular lesions. As such, the treatment improves your overall skin quality and complexion without damaging the surrounding skin.

What Are the Unique Benefits of IPL Photofacial?

  • Non-surgical and non-invasive skin rejuvenation technique
  • Highly personalized according to your unique needs
  • Causes no pain or discomfort
  • Doesn’t damage surrounding skin tissues
  • Activates collagen production and skin cell regeneration
  • Improves overall skin complexion
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No downtime or extended recovery period
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What Does IPL Photofacial Treat?

  • Signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin
  • Pigmentation problems, such as discoloration, melasma, freckles
  • Vascular lesions, such as spider veins, rosacea, and broken capillaries
  • Sun damage, sunspots, and other conditions caused by excessive sun
  • Facial scarring, acne scars, and other textural problems

How Is IPL Photofacial Performed?

Your cosmetic doctor will discuss your cosmetic concerns, review your medical history, and examine your facial skin. Based on their assessment, they’ll curate the ideal IPL photofacial treatment plan, which involves selecting the appropriate wavelength of light for you. The cosmetic provider applies a cooling gel to your face to ensure a comfortable experience and then guides the LimeLight handpiece over the treatment areas. The device delivers wavelengths of light energy into the skin, activating collagen production and skin cell regeneration. Your IPL photofacial in Evergreen will last 30 to 60 minutes.

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What Are the Side Effects of IPL Photofacial?

IPL photofacial may cause mild redness, similar to a sunburn, for a few hours. The pigmented spots may darken and flake off in a few days. However, there are no harsh side effects or complications.

What Is the Recovery Process After IPL Photofacial?

IPL photofacial doesn’t involve an extended recovery process. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately after the treatment.

When Will I See the Results From IPL Photofacial?

IPL photofacial activates your body’s natural collagen production and skin cell regeneration capabilities. As such, the results will appear gradually over several weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers and skin cells. Furthermore, the vascular lesions will gradually shrink and fade away in 2 to 3 weeks. You may need additional sessions for optimal results.

Am I a Candidate for IPL Photofacial in Evergreen, CO?

You’re a good candidate for IPL photofacial if you have acne, acne scars, sun damage, fine lines, or other skin concerns that affect your self-esteem. However, pregnant women and people undergoing Accutane treatments should avoid this procedure. Our cosmetic doctors will carefully examine your skin to determine if you’re a suitable candidate.

Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for IPL photofacial in Evergreen.

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