Candidates for IPL Photofacial
Ideal candidates for IPL therapy are those with fair to medium skin tones who have not had significant sun exposure at the desired treatment areas. Patients with darker skin may not be appropriate candidates. There is an increased risk of complication and development of pigmentation irregularities in patients with darker skin, tanned skin, and melasma.
How IPL Photofacial is Performed
During an IPL treatment, a handheld device passes across the skin surface. As the device moves, it delivers pulses of broad-spectrum light to the deep layers of the skin. There can be some discomfort during each pulse. Some people describe it as a mild sensation of a snapping rubber band. Although not usually needed, topical numbing cream can be applied to the skin to ensure comfort if needed. IPL treatments are most common on the face, neck, chest, and hands. However, you can treat almost any area of skin on your body.
How to Prepare for IPL Photofacial
It is extremely important to avoid sun exposure 2-3 months before and after your treatment.
We are conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, & Los Angeles. However, we are available to help with coordinating your stay if you are an Out-of-Town Patient.
What to Expect IPL Photofacial
Some patients see results after a single IPL session. However, in most cases, a series of sessions is best in order to obtain a worthwhile outcome. We typically recommends most patients receive a series of 3 sessions for an optimum result. We will determine an individual treatment plan based on your specific goals and desired outcome during your consultation.
After the IPL treatment, there may be mild redness and darkening of spots. This typically resolves within a few days to a week. Most patients are comfortable returning to work and social activities the same or the following day.