What are IPL and PhotoFacials

These comfortable and effective treatments can make visible improvements in your appearance, with little or no downtime. The RejuveLux process treats multiple areas and conditions:

  • Sun damage – wide areas of pigmentation on the face, chest, and arms.
  • Sunspots – individual pigmented lesions, also known as age spots.
  • Rosacea – general inflammation of the cheeks and face.
  • Spider veins – individual vessels, which can be red, blue, or purple in color.
  • Freckles- pigmentation caused by the sun.

IPL and photofacials can be used on many areas of the body such as the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands for a rejuvenated skin appearance.

Why Choose IPL and PhotoFacials

Individuals who are frustrated by skin issues and have not seen results with creams and serums, IPL treatments may be right for you. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is through an in-office consultation appointment.

Your IPL and PhotoFacials Procedure

The IPL treatment is quick and comfortable. After prepping the skin, the handpiece will be moved over the targeted area of skin. It will emit a light that targets pigmentation, breaking up discoloration in superficial lesions. Most patients report a gently snapping sensation, with only mild discomfort.

Downtime is minimal following treatment. Most patients see mild, temporary redness and swelling after treatment. Pigmented areas will likely darken slightly and then begin to light and flake off within 10-14 days.

How Can I Maintain My Results?

After treatment, be sure to stay out of the sun, and if you do go outdoors, be sure to put on sunscreen to protect your skin. Patients should avoid activities that induce excessive sweating such as hot showers and vigorous exercise for two days after treatment. Use gentle cleansers with lukewarm water when cleaning your skin. Also, be sure to stay hydrated, and return for any additional IPL treatments that you may need.

Your Consultation at Stonegate Plastic Surgery

During your consultation at Stonegate Plastic Surgery, we will examine your skin, discuss your medical history, and create a plan to treat your individual skin goals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started.

FAQs

How long do IPL treatment results last?

The length of your IPL results will depend on the skin issues you are treating, the size of the treatment area, and how many areas you wish to improve. Most patients need to undergo 2-6 treatment sessions spaced four weeks apart.

What is the recovery from IPL treatments like?

Redness commonly occurs after treatment, though this usually subsides within 48 hours. Blemishes may darken on your skin for about two weeks, after which the skin will become lighter and shed, revealing healthier skin underneath. Be sure to follow your providers post-op instructions for the best possible results.

What are the benefits of IPL PhotoFacial treatments?

IPL PhotoFacial treatments require no anesthesia and they involve little or no downtime. Plus, they can help to address a number of skin issues to help you feel more confident about your skin!
How long does a typical IPL treatment take?

Generally,an IPL treatment can last anywhere from 30-45 minutes to complete. However, this may differ depending on the size of the treatment area.

Most everyone desires a clear, even complexion, but even with the most thorough skincare routine, perfect skin can be hard to achieve. Photofacials, which use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), can help to improve the appearance of your complexion for a more youthful look. At Stonegate Plastic Surgery, we use the RejuveLux IPL treatment.