Experience Skin Rejuvenation with the IPL Photofacial

As you get older, your skin can develop all kinds of blemishes and imperfections. These often include wrinkles, skin laxity, sun damage, age spots, rosacea, and many other forms of skin discoloration and signs of aging. These cosmetic issues can have various causes, including the body’s decreased production of collagen, which is an important protein for the health and complexion of the skin. At the Forman Plastic Surgery medical spa, we offer a treatment called IPL photofacial for individuals looking to improve the health, tone, and texture of their skin.

What Is the IPL Photofacial?

IPL Photofacial is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve the health, tone, and texture of the facial skin. It is commonly used to reduce the signs of aging, sun damage, and other skin conditions like hyperpigmentation and rosacea. During the IPL photofacial procedure, a handheld device delivers pulses of light to the skin, targeting the deeper layers of tissue without damaging the surface. This stimulates collagen production and encourages the skin to heal itself, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance. IPL Photofacials can be performed on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, and hands.

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Benefits of the IPL Photofacial

The popular IPL photofacial treatment can offer several major benefits:

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction of sun damage
  • Reduced acne and acne scars
  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Increased collagen production
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Little to no recovery downtime required
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Who Is a Candidate for IPL Photofacial Treatment?

If you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment to rejuvenate your skin, you may be a good candidate for IPL photofacial. Ideal candidates for the procedure should meet the following requirements for treatment:

  • Have reasonable expectations for what IPL can achieve
  • Have a fair to medium skin tone
  • Have the desire to improve the health, tone, and texture of their skin
  • Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have no active skin infections on or near the treatment area

What Should I Expect During the IPL Photofacial Procedure?

Before your IPL photofacial treatment, you’ll need to have a quick consultation with Dr. Forman or one of our other providers to confirm that you’re a good candidate. After that, the actual procedure will be performed during a short treatment session. Before the procedure, you will be given protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the bright light. A cooling gel will also be applied to your skin to help reduce discomfort during the treatment. The IPL device will then be placed against your skin in the targeted area, where it will begin delivering pulses of light. You’ll be able to immediately return home once the procedure is finished.

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Recovery and Aftercare

After your IPL photofacial treatment, you’ll need to take good care of your skin to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Dr. Forman and team recommend the following aftercare points to ensure you heal well:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 24 hours
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours
  • Stay out of hot showers, steam rooms, and saunas for 24 hours
  • Refrain from picking or scratching the treatment area for several days
  • Keep your skin moisturized

That said, most patients can return to work and their normal routines right away after the procedure.

IPL Photofacial FAQ

What are the side effects?

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How long does it take to see results after an IPL Photofacial?

What are the side effects?

Some potential side effects of IPL treatment include redness, swelling, and bruising. In rare cases, patients may experience blistering, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation.

How long does the procedure take?

The IPL Photofacial procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area.

How long does it take to see results after an IPL Photofacial?

Most patients will see some improvement in their skin's appearance immediately after an IPL photofacial treatment. However, it can take several weeks for the full results to become visible. Over time, you should notice that your skin looks brighter, clearer, and more youthful.

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Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Your IPL Photofacial Treatment?

At Forman Plastic Surgery, Dr. Douglas Forman and our dedicated staff members understand how frustrating and demoralizing skin issues can be. During your time at our medspa, you’ll be treated with compassion, understanding, and integrity as we guide you through your procedure with a treatment plan that’s custom-tailored to your needs. With us, your IPL photofacial treatment will be designed specifically to address the skin problems you’re experiencing and to help you achieve the smooth, vibrant complexion that you’re hoping for. Contact us today if you’re ready to schedule your consultation and begin the process of skin rejuvenation.

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