IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) PhotoFacial
in Scottsdale, AZ
Sun damage, environmental factors, and age can all contribute to a blotchy and lackluster complexion. You can turn your sun-damaged and dull complexion into a radiant one quickly with a PhotoFacial.
IPL PhotoFacial treatments are perfect for patients with busy lives and schedules because they require no downtime and cause minimal discomfort.
What Is a PhotoFacial?
A PhotoFacial is a noninvasive treatment option that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to achieve an even skin tone and radiant complexion. IPL delivers pulses of several types of light energy to target multiple skin concerns at once.
A PhotoFacial can improve your skin color and texture without harming the surrounding tissue. This makes it one of the safest skin rejuvenation procedures available.
How Are PhotoFacials Performed?
The first step in your IPL treatment is a consultation with Amanda Charette, our aesthetician and laser technician. She will evaluate your skin condition(s) and suggest a treatment plan. During your consultation, we will answer any questions you have about the treatment and provide you with an IPL PhotoFacial cost quote.
IPL treatments are conducted in our office. The procedure is quick and usually pain-free.
Treatment begins with the application of a numbing cream for your comfort during treatment.
A specialized handpiece is used to administer bursts of intense, broad-spectrum light onto your targeted areas. This intense light penetrates the deeper levels of the skin (dermis). The IPL triggers collagen growth and cellular regeneration in the lower layers of the skin seven to 10 days after treatment.
The high energy light pulses pull the pigmentation from the deeper layers of the skin up to the surface. The excess pigmentation will be sloughed off four to seven days after treatment.
Intense pulsed light also constricts blood vessels, resulting in reduced redness and a more even skin tone.
PhotoFacial treatment times range between 30 minutes and an hour. The total time needed will depend on the treatment area and size.