Get a Healthier-Looking Complexion with IPL Treatments
Blotchy, uneven skin can make a person look and feel older and more tired than they may actually be. Other pigmentation irregularities, like liver spots and freckles, can be cosmetic nuisances that are difficult to conceal with makeup and don’t respond well to over-the-counter fading creams and topical products. At RejuvaMed Skin & Body in King City, OR, our expert aesthetic team is proud to help patients target dark spots and restore a smoother, clearer, more even complexion with Harmony® XL PRO IPL photofacial therapy. Learn more about the basics of IPL photofacial treatment here, including what types of skin concerns can be treated with IPL therapy and who may qualify for the procedure.
How does IPL help your skin look better?
Intense pulsed light therapy, also known as an IPL photofacial, is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment that uses heat energy to target and destroy pigmented lesions while boosting the tone, texture, and overall health of the skin. Many patients who undergo IPL photofacial treatments achieve noticeably smoother, tauter, clearer skin that appears younger and healthier. Some of the specific skin concerns that can be addressed and improved with an IPL photofacial in King City, OR include:
- Sun damage
- Sun spots
- Age spots
- Liver spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Spider veins/visible blood vessels
- Acne scars
What skin tones can IPL photofacial treatment be used on?
An IPL photofacial with the Harmony XL PRO system can be used on a wide variety of skin tones. However, patients with very dark complexions may not be eligible for this treatment. Additionally, women who are pregnant or patients with active skin conditions, sunburns, infections, or those taking certain medications may not qualify for IPL therapy. If you are not considered a good candidate for an IPL photofacial, our knowledgeable team will discuss alternative skin treatment options with you to find something that can best help you achieve your goals.
What should I do to prepare for an IPL photofacial?
Prior to your IPL treatment, you should discontinue using retinols, retinoids, and other products as directed by your provider. It is also advised to stop tanning and avoid direct sun exposure in the days or weeks leading up to treatment, as well as after your IPL photofacial is complete. Harsh exfoliants should also be avoided. Instead, patients should stick to gentle cleansers, unscented moisturizers, and appropriate sun protectants.
How often can you get an IPL photofacial?
After an IPL photofacial treatment, your skin will be more sensitive than usual and will need a few days to calm down. Many patients notice improvements in their complexion as soon as about a week after treatment, and results can continue to improve or change with subsequent photofacials. In general, patients can safely undergo IPL photofacial therapy about once per month, which can help to keep their skin tone and texture consistently looking its best.
Get your glow up on with an IPL photofacial in King City, OR
For more information on the transformative benefits of an IPL photofacial for discoloration and other complexion issues, call RejuvaMed Skin & Body to schedule your private consultation for personalized skin rejuvenation in King City, OR today.