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What is IPL photofacial?

IPL photofacial, also known as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. We perform IPL therapy using Lumecca, a cutting-edge IPL device that delivers highly calibrated wavelengths of light energy into targeted areas on the facial skin. Each wavelength of light addresses different skin conditions, such as pigmentation problems, vascular lesions, sun damage, and other problems. This procedure can improve the overall quality of your skin, helping you achieve smooth, even-textured skin.

IPL photofacial treats the following:

  • Sun damage
  • Sunspots and age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Other pigmentation problems
  • Acne breakouts
  • Spider veins on face
  • Vascular lesions on face

How does IPL photofacial work?

IPL photofacial is a non-invasive procedure that involves using an IPL device, such as Lumecca, to deliver highly-calibrated wavelengths of light energy into the skin. Different wavelengths address different skin conditions. If you have pigmentation problems, the light energy enters the pigmented cells, breaks them down, and expels them from the body, making your skin look smooth and even textured. The light energy can also stimulate collagen production in the deep dermis, helping you achieve smooth, even-textured skin.

Benefits of IPL photofacial:

  • Non-invasive treatment — no incisions, injections, or scars
  • Personalized according to your skin conditions
  • Suitable for all skin types and conditions
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Improves overall skin tone and texture
  • Minimal pain and discomfort during treatment
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No downtime — resume daily activities immediately

Your IPL photofacial experience at Skinology

IPL photofacial is an extremely simple, in-office procedure that concludes within 30 to 60 minutes. Our medical providers carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals and symptoms, perform a skin analysis, and calibrate the Lumecca device. You have to wear protective eyeglasses while the Lumecca handheld device is moved over your skin. The Lumecca device channels highly calibrated light energy into the targeted areas on your skin, which might feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin.

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What are the side effects of IPL photofacial?

IPL photofacial doesn’t involve major side effects or complications. You may experience mild redness, swelling, tenderness, and discomfort around the treatment areas, but these side effects dissipate within a few hours.

Is there any downtime?

IPL photofacial doesn’t involve any downtime. Your skin will look flushed for a few hours, but you can resume all of your daily activities and work without downtime. Your skin might be a little sensitive to direct sunlight, so you should wear sunscreen when you go outside.

When will I see the results?

Depending on your specific goals and condition, the results may appear after a few days or weeks. If you undergo IPL therapy for pigmented lesions, the unwanted pigments may flake off within a few days. But the skin tightening results will appear over several weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers.

How many sessions will I need?

You may need to undergo 2 to 4 Lumecca IPL photofacial treatments every 4 weeks to ensure optimal results. The total number of sessions depends on your specific goals and concerns. The medical provider will recommend the ideal number of sessions for your specific needs.

Schedule your IPL photofacial treatment in Clearwater

Skinology is more than an aesthetic practice. Our medical providers are dedicated to restoring generational health and confidence, helping you achieve optimal aesthetic wellness through non-invasive solutions that stimulate natural healing and regeneration. Our medical providers curate highly personalized treatment plans based on your unique goals, ensuring safe and naturalized results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your IPL photofacial treatment options in Clearwater.

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