Have you recently been wondering how to give your skin a fresh start? If so, don’t hesitate and try out one of the many options available. With IPL photofacial treatments, you can have smoother-looking skin! These are highly effective in achieving an even tone and texture on your face without any worries about breakouts or redness getting in the way. It is a treatment that uses different types of pulsating light-emitting devices to treat skin blemishes and minimize discoloration. Photofacial treatments are ideal for treating various skin issues such as large pores, acne scars, and wrinkles. However, it is crucial to note that individuals with naturally darker skin tones or tans may not be eligible for specific photofacial treatments as the process may cause skin discoloration.

How does it work?

During an intense pulsed light photofacial, a light-emitting device is accurately accustomed to target specific skin concerns or deliver inclusive full-face rejuvenation. When the IPL photofacial’s light pulses emitted by this IPL device are absorbed by red blood cells and the melanin (pigment), heat is generated. This heat emulates a feigning injury, but it does not cause any prolonged damage as a burn. The intense pulsed light device is designed to activate the skin’s natural healing procedure without essentially harming delicate dermal tissue. IPL therapy should not cause an infection, scarring, or other complications when administered by a certified expert. As your skin tries to repair itself, it will shed the dull, damaged outer layer and create sinuous, vibrant new skin. During this procedure, skin-firming proteins such as elastin and collagen are produced abundantly, mitigating some of the effects of age-related collagen loss. IPL photofacial light emitted during intense pulsed light therapy also breaks down the dark skin pigment inside freckles and age spots, forming a more even skin coloration. IPL photofacials are apparent for 6-12 months. Dermatologists recommend maintenance treatments every 6-12 months to help prolong results.

Benefits of Photofacial Treatment

Plenty of options for skin resurfacing exist today, but choosing the perfect one can be difficult. If you’re wondering how photofacial IPL treatments compare to similar procedures such as chemical peels, then it’s a great idea to review all that this exceptional treatment has to offer. Schedule your consultation with Alite Laser Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation now so we can discuss whether or not an IPL photofacial is right for you! Some benefits include:

  • It can be done anywhere

Several uses tend to begin on the facial area. However, once they start seeing the results, they travel to other skin-issue areas, including the chest, neck, and shoulders. With intense pulsed light treatments available, photofacial rejuvenation can fix your skin concerns.

  • It helps repair small blood vessels

If you have small blood vessels that enhance sunspots, become visible, or cause other anomalies in pigmentation, IPL treatment is an ideal solution to help clear your skin.

  • Reduces skin redness

Suppose you have rosacea or any other form of skin condition that diffuses redness into the skin. In that case, IPL treatments are an excellent solution for minimizing the appearance of redness and helping form an even and natural complexion.

  • Helps control acne

If you experience severe acne and issues combating the inflammation and redness caused by acne, IPL photofacial therapy can help. Intense pulsed light can help eliminate large pores and minimize acne appearance on your skin without necessarily applying topical products constantly on your skin.

  • Treats sun-damaged skin

The sun is the skin’s worst enemy when it comes to aging. Most skin condition changes you experience with getting older are a direct result of sun exposure. UV radiation breaks down the collagen in your skin, making it weaker and more vulnerable to sagging and wrinkling. Sun-damaged skin also causes the formation of dark ‘age spots’ on highly exposed areas. Photofacial intense pulsed light treatment combats the effects of UV damage by penetrating and drawing out discolored cells deeply formed in the dermis.

  • Lowers cost solution

While many skin treatments are costly, IPL photofacial treatments usually cost less than laser treatments. Additionally, they provide long-term results, unlike regular facial IPL treatments.

  • Reduces signs of aging

IPL therapy is not necessarily an anti-aging solution. However, it has lasting effects in helping minimize signs of aging like sun spots, wrinkles, brown spots, and other aging indicators. IPL treats the deeper layer of the skin by changing the structure of skin cells and stimulating collagen growth. Moreover, it helps improve skin texture by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Regular IPL treatment of skin cells grants you young, healthy skin cells. Hence, this makes IPL therapy ideal for treating the superficial signs of aging.

  • Removes unwanted hair

Persons with lighter skin and darker hair can use IPL to remove unwanted hair on the face and body painlessly. Similar to laser hair removal, IPL can remove hair from large areas fast. IPL hair removal process targets the melanin in hair follicles, heating the hair shafts. The heat damages hair follicles hence preventing hair growth.

  • Allows for additional treatment

Another immense benefit of the IPL photo-rejuvenation process is that it can be done together with other multiple treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other facial skin treatments that target the outermost layer of the skin. Since IPL photofacial treatments target the skin’s deeper layers, they can safely be performed with other therapies targeting its outer layer.

Types of photofacial procedures

There are various photofacial processes, but the two main ones include IPL (intense pulsed light) and LED (light-emitting diode).

  • IPL photofacials also referred to as Pulsed Light Therapy, encompass a handheld device that emits broad-spectrum light pulses through direct skin contact. It acts on the skin’s deeper layers, hence used to treat sun damage wrinkles, broken capillaries, spider veins, and other impurities for even younger-looking skin. While relatively simple, IPL photofacials should nevertheless be administered by a medical expert, ideally, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to get the very best results and reduce any potential risks. The process involves a physician applying a cool gel to your face and supplying you with dark glasses to protect your eyes from the light.
  • LED photofacials to involve light colors emitted by lamps or handheld devices. The effects of the LED procedure are presumed to be influenced by the light color; for example, red light stimulates collagen production, which helps treat fine lines and wrinkles, while blue light treats acne by killing acne-causing bacteria. LED photofacials are so simple that they are administered in licensed medical facilities and spas or occasionally even at home. They are used to reduce mild sun damage, freckles, uneven skin tone, brown spots, dark spots, and irregular pigmentation on the chest, face, and neck. Nonetheless, safety should be of paramount concern with any serious cosmetic procedure. You spend a significant amount of time facing an LED lamp or holding a handheld device to your face. So, you should wear protective eyewear and sit very still.

Persons with certain skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema may not be ideal candidates for IPL therapy. Such patients should choose IPL treatments that will not cause any inflammation, such as our comprehensive facial. IPL treatment is also not recommended for use on pregnant women or individuals with chronic health conditions.

Consult the skin experts at Alite Laser in Austin today!

Having an IPL photofacial treatment or therapy can help give your glow back – without significant expense, downtime, or discomfort. The ideal candidate is untanned, has a light skin tone, and has some skin elasticity. If you think you may be the ideal candidate for this process, our team of skin experts can give you the necessary guidance to make the right choice. Contact Alite Laser in Austin, TX at 512.328.1555 to schedule your free consultation today.