As you get older, you may notice that the skin on your face begins to change. Blemishes and spots may begin to form, causing you to look older than you are. At GDE Aesthetics we understand that these skin conditions can be concerning. We offer laser treatments, such as IPL photofacial, to remove signs of aging and sun damage on your face. This leaves you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
WHAT IS IPL PHOTOFACIAL?
IPL photofacial is a rejuvenation treatment in which intense pulsed light (IPL) helps eliminate a wide range of facial conditions. By using high-energy light waves, IPL treatment not only treats a variety of skin discolorations but also encourages the production of the skin’s natural collagen, which is a natural protein that keeps skin smooth and full.
The IPL treatment uses light pulses that move through the skin, creating heat and targeting skin imperfections in a controlled way. The treated pigmentation then flakes off when your body goes through its natural and constant process of exfoliation. At the same time, collagen and elastic fibers are stimulated, which results in a visible improvement of your skin’s tone and overall appearance.
process and recovery
At our office, your IPL photofacial treatment should not take more than 30 minutes. It is a quick office procedure with minimum discomfort. The process is generally as follows:
Preparation: A thorough cleansing of the skin is performed. Then, a transmission gel is applied to help focus the laser.
IPL treatment: The IPL is applied to the areas of your skin in need of treatment. You may experience a warm sensation as the light is applied to your skin, but the treatment is very gentle.
Post-procedure: For up to 24 hours you may feel and see your skin flushing. Sometimes patients experience very mild swelling, depending on how sensitive their skin is.
Recovery: The normal recovery period varies between two and five days, depending on your skin sensitivity and the treatment performed, but you can expect to see a substantial difference in discolorations and your overall skin texture within one week of treatment. Freckles and hyper-pigmented lesions will turn darker and look dry for four to seven days and then start flaking off gradually and naturally. If you have a vascular lesion that is treated, you may develop some bruising, which is more common when vascular lesions are treated.
For some conditions, it may take a few sessions to see the best results. In general, the heavier your skin blemishes, the more treatments you’ll need. While IPL treat existing skin problems, it doesn’t prevent new ones from developing. For instance, if you get treated for sun-damaged skin, you’ll still need to take steps to prevent sun damage in the future. Your results will last longer if you take good care of your skin by using a good antioxidant and sunscreen, as well as avoiding sun exposure as much as possible.
IPL photofacial can gently and effectively treat a wide range of skin conditions, including:
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Graham is the best. He is so professional, patient, and gentle. He takes the time to explain everything he’s doing. He is my new best friend. Can’t wait till next time.