IPL Photofacial treatments utilize the latest advances in laser technology to help treat everything from sun damaged skin to rosacea, age spots, premature wrinkles, pigment problems, bags under the eyes, and large pores on the face, neck, and chest. At Face Effects we use the StarLux 500 Laser®. Photofacial (aka fotofacial or photo facial) treatments center around the patented Florescent Pulsed Light system, which penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to help start the production of new collagen and other connective tissues. This process leaves the skin rejuvenated and smooth, starting from the very first treatment.
The typical IPL Photofacial treatment lasts about 30 minutes, and they are typically scheduled across three week intervals. Most patients need between 5-8 total treatments to get the best results. The actual Photofacial session itself can be somewhat painful for some, as the feeling of the laser beam on the skin is usually akin to that of a snapped rubber band. However, the pain usually subsides very quickly after treatment, as is rarely anything more than mild.
IPL Photofacial is an excellent alternative for anyone seeking a non-surgical procedure with a proven track record for being safe and successful. IPL devices have also been used as methods of hair removal.
How Long Does this Procedure Take?
Photofacial is usually performed as a series of treatments, about 5 in total, spaced apart every 3 weeks. Actual Photofacial treatments take around 15-30 minutes.
Are there any IPL PhotoFacial Side Effects?
Side effects of Photofacial include temporary redness or swelling. Sometimes temporary blistering and bruising can occur.
How long does an IPL PhotoFacial last?
Photofacial results are long-lasting. After a couple of years, additional Photofacial treatments may be needed.
Does Insurance Cover an IPL PhotoFacial?
Due to the cosmetic nature of Photofacial, insurance will not involved.
Will I feel pain or discomfort after treatment?
Photofacial treatments are described as being similiar to being snapped with a rubber band. After your treatment of Photofacial, it’s common to experience minor discomfort, but can be easily controlled with standard pain medication.