At Center for Smart Lipo & Plastic Surgery, we provide a wide menu of cosmetic treatment options to help patients improve how they look and how they feel about themselves. One of our most popular facial rejuvenation services is IPL facials. IPL facials are an excellent option for patients looking to improve the tone and texture of the skin on their face and neck. Dr. Durvi Patel answers frequently asked questions about IPL facials below:
How does an IPL Facial work?
An IPL Facial utilizes highly concentrated and intense beams of light to target conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, rosacea (red complexion), port wine birthmarks, and sunspots. Without damaging the skin, the pulses of light remove unwanted pigment and reduce the effects of aging. The light penetrates the deep layer of tissue known as the dermis while leaving the superficial layer of skin tissue untouched. The light is absorbed by the melanin to improve the appearance of the skin.
Are IPL Facials safe?
Yes, IPL facials are a safe and effective way to significantly reduce or reverse visible signs of aging. Most patients report little to no pain or discomfort during the procedure, making the use of anesthetic unnecessary. However, your doctor may treat the skin with a topical anesthetic cream prior to treatment upon request. Dr. Patel leads a team of an experienced physicians and estheticians who have been practicing in the Langhorne, PA area for several years. You can trust that you are in good hands when you visit our Philadelphia medical spa for an IPL facial and other cosmetic procedures.
What should I expect during my IPL Facial appointment?
Once you arrive for your IPL Facial, your doctor will offer you a pair of safety glasses to wear during the procedure. A cooling gel will be applied the areas that are being treated. The handheld IPL wand will gently touch the affected areas. You won’t see the light but you may feel a slight tingle as the heat from the light is absorbed by the target areas. Once the affected areas have been treated, the gel will be wiped off of your face and skincare products will be applied. Patients usually require 3-5 IPL facials to achieve maximum results. Once the procedure is complete, you may experience some redness similar to a sunburn, but this should resolve within a few hours.
Schedule An Appointment
Considering an IPL Facial for improving the tone and texture of your skin? Schedule an appointment with Center for Smart Lipo & Plastic Surgery to find out if this treatment option is right for you. We look forward to seeing you soon.