Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a.k.a. “photofacial,” treatment rejuvenates tired and damaged skin and can remove unwanted facial and body hair. IPL is similar to laser resurfacing treatments but the light is spread out into several wavelengths, making it gentler on skin for a quicker, more comfortable procedure and recovery.
IPL treatment can be performed on any area of the skin that has sun damage and/or unwanted pigment and discoloration to take years off your appearance. At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, we use the Lumecca laser from inMode because it is the most powerful IPL device on the market, meaning fewer treatments are needed.
The benefits of IPL treatment include:
If you have any of the following skin conditions you would like to address, it may be time to consider IPL treatment:
IPL treatments are typically applied to the face but are also effective on any areas of the body regularly exposed to the sun, including the neck, décolletage, legs, hands, and arms. It’s important to note that skin may seem to darken within the first 24-48 hours after treatment but will lighten when your pigmented lesions flake off (about 1-2 weeks).
Since IPL is attracted to brown pigment, there is a higher risk of hyper/hypopigmentation from IPL treatments with darker skin tones. However, Nurse Beth is highly skilled at administering IPL treatments and will let you know if this procedure is right for your skin tone during a consultation.
While you’ll begin to see improvements to your skin after your first IPL treatment, we recommend 3-6 treatments spaced one month apart for best results.
Ready to learn more about IPL photofacial treatment? Contact our Joplin office online or call (417) 437-0303 to schedule a consultation with our aesthetic team.
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