IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), or “Photofacial,” is one of the most popular and effective skin rejuvenation treatments available today. IPL targets skin pigmentation issues, including sun damage, brown spots, rosacea, spider veins, freckles, and other visible skin flaws.
How does IPL work?
IPL works by delivering multiple wavelengths of light that targets skin pigments. The light energy passes through the upper layer of your skin (epidermis), reaching and destroying the pigment-producing cells. It improves skin tone and treats skin imperfections. The result? Fresh, healthy, evenly-toned skin.
What is an IPL photofacial like to experience?
An IPL photofacial feels warm, accompanied by the zapping sensation of the laser. You will feel the sensation of the light energy entering your skin. We are all committed to ensuring our patients are comfortable, happy, and educated about what to expect. Imagine your skin looking fresh, evenly-toned, and free from unsightly flaws – that’s what an IPL photofacial can do when performed by our experts at Skintegrity.
Am I a good candidate for an IPL photofacial?
If you suffer from any of the following skin imperfections, you deserve a treatment that produces real-world results:
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Liver spots Hyperpigmentation
- Acne Scarring
- Uneven skin tone
- Broken capillaries
- Spider veins
- Redness or skin flushing
- Vascular birthmarks (telangiectasias)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Acne-prone skin
How many treatments will I need?
As with all non-invasive cosmetic laser services, you will need a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. Our patient care consultant can recommend the number of treatments necessary to reach your aesthetic goals.
What is the best way to get rid of age spots?
Our Lumecca and Max G IPL treatments are two of the industry's most effective technologies. If you have age spots, it is likely the result of an excess of sun exposure. Many of us spent our summer hours working on a golden tan, going for that healthy-looking glow. Unfortunately, an excess of sun exposure leads to sun damage, with visible sunspots, age spots, freckles, and other types of hyperpigmentation. An IPL photofacial restores even skin tone, with skin discolorations a thing of the past. Sun exposure is a significant factor in skin discolorations, but genetics and other factors such as previous acne or scars make some people more prone to hyperpigmentation.
What is the recovery time from an IPL photofacial?
The recovery from treatment is fairly easy to experience. You will feel as if you have a sunburn, and your skin will appear reddened and may be slightly swollen. The redness fades in about one day. The treated areas will be more visible – that means the treatment is working. You can hide the dark spots with makeup, applied gently. The spots are the pigmented cells rising to the surface, after which they are flake off, replaced by evenly-toned skin.
Why choose Skintegrity for an IPL photofacial?
At Skintegrity MedSpa, located in Kirkland, just minutes from Bellevue and Seattle, we have expert providers of the IPL Photofacial treatment.
Although the complete recovery typically takes one to two weeks, there is no downtime and you can return to work and normal daily activities immediately following the treatment. Sun protection, as part of a medical-grade, home skincare regimen from Skinceuticals, Environ, Dermaquest, or PCA, have been shown to increase your results by as much as 40%, and thus, are essential to ensure a long-term result, to prevent future damage, and restore your 'golden glow.'
Oxygenetix, Breathable Foundation, is an excellent way to enhance your results and camouflage your recovery at the same time!
Ask the experts.
Our goal at your consultation is to accurately assess your skin, and ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. At that time, we will answer any questions you have and customize a treatment plan that fits your schedule, budget, and expectations. Please send us an email, or give us a call, you won't be sorry!