IPL Photofacial in Edmonds, WA
The IPL Photofacial offers a scientifically advanced solution to concerns about your skin’s elasticity, tone, or texture. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light uses varying wavelengths to penetrate beneath the skin’s outermost layer. With this gentle, non-invasive treatment, you can achieve a brighter, tighter complexion without a single incision by stimulating collagen and dissolving excess pigment. The skin experts at Pūr Skin Clinic in Edmonds offer the skill and experience to deliver your best possible results with your IPL Photofacial. Schedule your consultation to eliminate dullness and wrinkles and give yourself the stunning skin you deserve.
IPL PHOTOFACIAL OVERVIEW
A spot-on laser treatment to reverse sun damage and other unwanted facial pigmentation… An ideal first step in reversing the color (red and brown) associated with sun damage with minimal downtime, photorejuvenation uses IPL (intense pulse light) to target and reduce the signs of sun damage and at the same time can also treat rosacea, reduce broken capillaries, and stimulate collagen. IPL is a gentle treatment yielding rapid results and allowing patients to get back to their normal activities quickly.
These treatments target different chromophores (pigment creating cells) in the skin, which selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response.
The wavelengths of light clear red and brown spots by targeting the chromophores of hemoglobin (for vessels or redness) and melanin (for brown spots). The brown spots undergo a mild desquamation and slough off within two or three days, while the vascular lesions resolve within 10-14 days.
Selecting the Right Treatment for You
Photorejuvenation is an excellent treatment option for almost any patient. However, some patients may be better candidates for other treatments. During your consultation, we will make a recommendation that is best for your skin type and desired outcome. On average, IPL treatments are performed in a series of three to five sessions approximately three to four weeks apart. As with all treatments, individual results may vary.
The IPL Photofacial Procedure
Photorejuvenation is an easy treatment to undergo, with minimal discomfort. Some patients opt for a topical anesthetic, though treatment is quite tolerable without numbing and feels similar to a small rubber band snapping lightly against the skin.
What should I expect after my treatments?
After your first treatment, you can expect to see mild redness, darkening of brown spots, and mild swelling. These symptoms will resolve in several hours to one week. If you are treating rosacea, redness, and spider veins, you can expect swelling and possibly bruising, which can take up to two weeks to resolve. Ultimately, your skin will feel smoother and have a more even tone with a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing, brown spots, and fine lines that will be more visible after each treatment. Brown spots generally look darker for several days which can last up to ten days.
The spots will then begin to clear and will generally resolve at one month. Remember, it takes an average of three to five treatments to clear brown spots and redness/spider veins. Do not worry if there is some unevenness after the first treatment. Makeup can be used starting right after the treatment, as long as it is applied and removed very gently.
***We recommend a DiamondGlow™ facial treatment 7-10 days after your laser treatment. Exfoliation will help to reduce the pigment and rehydrate the skin.
Edmonds Photorejuvenation Destination
The IPL Photofacial is a gentler means to comprehensive rejuvenation. If you are interested in learning more about what IPL can do for your skin, please book your consultation with one of our medical providers. Contact us to schedule your consultation with one of our medical providers who will assess your skin concerns and conditions and help you determine which of our laser treatments are right for you and your desired results.
Photorejuvenation treatments will make your skin more UV-light sensitive. Ideally, these treatments are best performed October – June, avoiding mid-summer months. We ask our patients to please wear Pūr Skin Clinic-approved, medical-grade physical sun protection every day, reapplying every two hours when outside and protect yourself with a hat to keep your skin safe from sun damage and skin cancers.
On average, you can expect approximately 15-20% reduction in red/brown/sun damage with each treatment. Therefore we recommend a series of three to five treatments approximately one month apart. If you want to maintain collagen growth and reduction of sun damage, we recommend a treatment every six to 12 months. Other conditions are more variable. If you have rosacea and/or are very red, twice a year or more may be needed.
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