At Las Vegas med Spa, we offer many beauty treatment procedures to help you feel and look your best. One of the most popular and effective treatments we offer is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial. Before you schedule your appointment, find out if you’re a good candidate for the IPL photofacial treatment and how the process works.

Who Should Get the IPL Photofacial Treatment?

IPL photofacials mostly aid in straightening out a patient’s skin tone and protecting skin from the sun. If you have suffered from sun damage, you may be a great candidate for this beauty treatment.

Sun damage creates an uneven increase in the production of melanin. This, in turn, colors the skin irregularly and may result in redness. The procedure also treats age spots, freckles, and red, blotchy skin. The common areas we treat include the face, arms, shoulders, legs, chest, neck, and hands.

The best candidates for this procedure have a lighter skin tone, because melanin is less prominent in their complexion. The laser we use during this procedure is meant to remove melanin from the skin. Because those with darker skin already have melanin prominent in their complexion, the IPL photofacial treatment may cause unpredictable results or an uneven tone.

How IPL Photofacials Work

The IPL photofacial procedure takes about thirty minutes to complete. It uses pulses of light to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface with a top-of-the-line laser, Cynosure’s Elite MPXTM.

When you come in for the procedure, your specialist will remove your makeup and give you protective eyewear. Then, he or she will treat the troubled areas with the laser; you may feel little discomfort and warmth on the surface of your skin, but little to no pain at all.

Recovery

After your IPL photofacial procedure, the specialist will coat the treated area with post-laser ointment. Then, you can go right back to your normal daily activities, for there is no physical downtime after the procedure.

You may feel warmth around the treated area for a few hours. And because this beauty treatment pulls pigment to the surface of the skin, the treated areas may become dark, but this area will flake off in one to two weeks.

Your results can be immediate and long-lasting, with increasing improvement of time.

Get Your IPL Photofacial Treatment at Las Vegas Med Spa

If you suffer from sun damage and believe you will benefit from the procedure, come to Las Vegas Med Spa to get your IPL photofacial.