IPL Photofacial Treatment at San Diego Body Contouring
Living near the beach comes with a lot of perks, but constant exposure to the sun can take a toll on your skin. The powerful UV rays that give you a sun-kissed glow are also the primary cause of age lines, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and reduced skin elasticity, which can make you look years older than you really are. While it’s not too late to prevent future skin damage, sunscreen won’t reverse the harm that’s already been done. Luckily, an IPL photofacial can. Not only can this innovative procedure reverse years of sun damage, but it’s also effective at improving the appearance of redness, broken capillaries, freckles, and rosacea. If you’re unhappy with how your skin has changed over time, an IPL photofacial is one of the most effective ways to restore a beautiful, radiant complexion.
What is an IPL photofacial and how does it work?
An IPL photofacial, also known as intense pulse light therapy or fotofacial, is a procedure that uses intense pulses of light to help reduce the appearance of common skin woes like redness, sun spots, freckles, rosacea, and broken capillaries.
When the laser is positioned over the treatment area, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hemoglobin in blood vessels and melanin in brown spots. This light energy damages the vessel walls and shatters the dark pigment into tiny particles that are absorbed by the body. The effects of an IPL photofacial appear gradually in the weeks following treatment, and most patients need three to five sessions to achieve the look they desire.
IPL photofacial and ResurFX
For even better results, patients can combine an IPL photofacial with a Lumenis ResurFX treatment. ResurFX stimulates the production of new collagen to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, soften acne scars, and improve skin tone and texture. Combining an IPL photofacial with ResurFX provides a more complete rejuvenation of the skin. The IPL photofacial reduces redness, sun spots, and broken capillaries, while the ResurFX treatment smoothes skin texture, scars, and wrinkles.
When to consider an IPL photofacial
Many people are unhappy with redness and dark spots on their skin but are hesitant to undergo a surgical procedure to correct the problem. An IPL photofacial is a great alternative because it’s a quick and minimally invasive way to reveal a bright, radiant complexion with no downtime. Specifically, you may want to consider an IPL photofacial if:
- You want to reduce redness, broken capillaries, and rosacea on the face, neck, and chest.
- You want to reverse the effects of sun damage including sun spots, age spots, and freckles.
- You want to reduce age lines, acne scars, and wrinkles that make you look years older than you feel.
- You want to improve the texture and elasticity of your skin through increased collagen production.
Ideal candidates for an IPL photofacial are in good health and have realistic expectations. Patients with a light skin tone see the best results, though individuals with tanned and naturally dark skin can also benefit from the procedure. The best way to find out if an IPL photofacial is right for you is to book an appointment with Dr. Sarosy at San Diego Body Contouring.
To learn more about how an IPL photofacial can give you a bright, radiant complexion or to schedule your free consultation, call us at (619) 697-1325.