Photo Facials Newport Beach
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy) at FaceologyMD Newport Beach
How does IPL work?
If you suffer from sun-damaged skin, large pores, broken capillaries, or rosacea, IPL treatment could be right for you. The best part about IPL treatments is that they are fast and minimally invasive, with no downtime. After each IPL treatment, you will see immediate changes that continue to evolve over time. IPL penetrates down to the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis), so it causes less damage to your skin. Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which is converted into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other spots
What problems does IPL treatment target?
IPL photorejuvenation technology is effective in achieving the following results for various skin conditions and flaws: – Age spots – Hyperpigmentation – Sun spots – Acne Scars / Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation – Rosacea – Visible blood vessels
How many IPL treatments are required?
A series of 3-5 treatments are recommended for optimal results. Each treatment can be done 30 days apart.
How to prepare for IPL
Avoid any use of self-tanner and heavy sun exposure for at least 3-4 weeks before your IPL treatment. It is also important to discontinue the use of many antibiotics and retinol treatments 1-2 weeks prior to IPL treatment. Consult with your doctor before your appointment.
Following your IPL photofacial treatment it is important to avoid sun exposure or tanning beds. Apply an SPF 30 or above every day between treatments. Try to avoid any perfumes or chemicals in your moisturizer and sunscreen, and avoid any harsh products like hydroxy acids and retinol treatments for 1-2 days after treatment. Makeup may be applied immediately after treatment, but try to let your skin breath as much as possible. Wash your face with mild soap and warm to cool water. Avoid hot water and rubbing the face with anything that may irritate it.