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IPL Photofacial

Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL), is a gentle, non-invasive procedure that can be customized to your skin type—treating age spots, sun damage, rosacea, facial veins and more. 

  • Rejuvenate your skin cells and get healthier looking skin by removing brown spots, age spots and sun damage.

  • Areas that can be treated are your face, your hands and your chest.

  • IPL is a gentle procedure with no post-procedure downtime.

Pre-Treatment Guidelines

  • Avoid sunburns, exposure to sun or artificial tanning during the 3-4 weeks prior to treatment 

  • Avoid use of Accutane (Isotretinoin, Roaccutane) within the past 6 months

  • Avoid use of photosensitive medication or herbs within 2 weeks prior to treatment (such as Isotretinoin, tetracycline, or St. John's Wort.) 

  • Avoid use of Tretinoin – Retin A in the last 2 weeks

  • In the case you suffer from Herpes, initiate preventive treatment with antiviral medications (though preventive treatment does not ensure total prevention of Herpes appearance during the treatment) 

  • For hair removal: 

    • Do not use wax or shaving depilation machine for the 21-30 days prior to the treatment and during the entire course of treatments

    • Shave the day prior to treatment. Only shave the areas that will be treated (avoid shaving areas without hair or that are not a target for the treatment) 

Post-Treatment Home Care Guidelines 

  • Transient erythema/edema may appear immediately post treatment - typically resolve within 24-48 hours

  • There is a small risk of changes in the texture and pigmentation of the skin, which are also usually transient

  • In case of a more serious adverse response such as blistering, swelling, scarring or long- lasting changes in pigmentations, be sure to consult with a physician 

  • Immediately after treatment and for 24 hours post, a topical emollient such as Elta MD Intense Moisturizer should be applied frequently

  • It is highly recommended to continue to moisten the skin post phototherapy treatments twice per day

  • Makeup can be applied immediately post treatment. In the case the treatment site scales or cakes, the patient should stop wearing makeup

  • Do not partake in hot baths, aerobic exercise, rough sports, massage, etc. during the next 5 days, until the skin returns to its normal condition 

  • Maintain high hygienic measures of the treated area during the next 5-7 days

  • Do not tan during next 14 days (including tan beds and creams). 

  • Use high factor (30–50 SPF) physical sunscreen for at least 1 month post treatment 

  • Note that hormonal changes in the body, exposure to sunlight, genetics and other external /internal factors may induce reappearance of the symptoms treated (pigmentation, acne, hair growth, etc.). 

  • In hair removal treatments, hair growth should be reduced and the hair in the treated area should easily pull out 2-3 weeks post treatment

  • In pigmentation and skin rejuvenation treatments, gradual clearing of the lesion may take a few months. The lesion will gradually darken (for up to 14 days) and eventually exfoliate after the treatment. The exfoliation is a desirable outcome of the treatment. Skin should not be pulled but allowed to shed naturally 

  • In vascular treatments, the capillaries may change to a grayish color. One of the indications of an efficient treatment is the darkening of the capillaries about 24 hours post treatment.


Schedule your free consult today to learn more about how IPL can help you achieve a more youthful appearing skin.

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