Are you experiencing frustrating skin problems like acne, roughness, and sunspots? If so, you may be in need of an IPL photofacial. This cutting-edge skin-rejuvenation technique makes use of intense light pulses to effectively address skin issues. The light pulses cause the body to naturally rejuvenate the skin, creating a smoother and more youthful appearance.

The IPL Photofacial Resolves Skin Issues

The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial procedure can be used to treat a number of skin issues:
• Acne
• Redness
• Hyperpigmentation
• Sunspots
• Freckles
• Large pores
• Wrinkles and fine lines
• Rough texture as a result of sun exposure
• Lesions on the skin like rosacea

An appropriate evaluation of the patient is done before the treatment to ensure that the IPL photofacial is the proper choice for resolution of their skin issues. Dr. Wallace discusses the procedure in detail with the patient and answers any questions they may have. The patient can also view before-and-after photos to better understand the treatment’s potential results.

How Does the IPL Photofacial Work?

The IPL photofacial is a simple non-invasive procedure that can be completed in around 30 minutes. The light pulses are directed in a targeted manner towards the areas affected by the skin problems. The light energy enters the epidermis and penetrates into the dermal skin layer.

The light pulses do not harm the external layers of the skin. When they enter the inner layers, it creates a situation where the body assumes there is an injury within the skin. The body then starts repairing the injury and sends growth factors to heal the damage. The growth factors that the body produces include collagen and elastin, which are the two proteins that naturally create young and firm skin.

This natural way of stimulating collagen production is quite effective. It ensures that all kinds of skin-related problems, including acne, rosacea, redness, and wrinkles, are reduced or eliminated. In the process, it makes the skin look younger.

The device that delivers the light pulses is quite versatile and can be configured to different wavelengths in order to address specific issues. This ensures that the same device can be used to treat a number of different types of skin conditions.

After Your IPL Treatment

The IPL photofacial procedure does not require a great deal of recovery time. There is no requirement of an anesthetic or any kind of medication.

Proper skin care is mandatory after the procedure. Avoid the sun for the first few days after treatment and always use sunscreen when going out. Within a few days, the results of the procedure can be seen, and its effects can last up to a year.

To ensure optimal results, around four to five IPL photofacial sessions may be needed. Each session should be separated by a gap of three weeks.

Get Started Today

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Wallace is your ideal choice for skin revitalization and aesthetic care. To schedule an informative and helpful IPL photofacial consultation with Dr. Wallace, contact our office today and set up an appointment.