IPL Photofacial Specialist in Midtown, North, and Midwest City OKC
If you want to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery, then visit Sculpted Medical Spa and reverse the signs of aging with IPL Photofacial. Sculpted Medical Spa serves Midtown, North, and Midwest City OKC. Contact us or book an online appointment.
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What does an IPL Photofacial do?
What are the benefits of an IPL Photofacial?
What should I expect after my first IPL session?
What is the difference between IPL and Microneedling?
A photofacial, or intense pulsed light therapy, improves the color and texture of your skin without surgery. In some cases, it can reverse some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure, also known as photoaging. The most common areas to notice are the face, neck, hands, and chest. Skin that is red, brown, or splotchy due to a medical condition may benefit from IPL.
During IPL treatment, light energy is used to target specific colors on your skin. The body gets rid of the unwanted cells when the skin is heated, and the condition you’re being treated for goes away as well. IPL devices emit more than one wavelength of pulsating light, unlike lasers. Several skin conditions can be treated simultaneously with it. As a result of IPL, your skin tone will be more even, making you appear younger. Due to the fact that the light doesn’t hurt other tissues, you can get better quickly.
Photofacials fight UV damage by penetrating the dermis and drawing out discolored cells. An even, dewy complexion is restored with intense pulsed light treatment by dissolving these cells. A significant amount of new collagen is generated after this stage of deep exfoliation is completed, replacing the collagen stores that have been destroyed by the sun. During this healing process, the skin becomes stronger and more supple. There may be a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, and many patients also see a reduction in facial sagging.
There are a variety of causes and side effects of acne, such as scarring, that can be treated with intense pulsed light. Aside from killing harmful bacteria, this procedure also reduces redness and inflammation. The use of repeated IPL photofacials encourages the skin’s outer layer to shed and renew, which gradually eliminates scar tissue.
While IPL photofacials are generally used to rejuvenate the face, they can also be used to rejuvenate the neck, upper chest, shoulders, hands, arms, and legs. Treatment with intense pulsed light may give you a more uniformly youthful appearance if you have signs of sun damage on multiple parts of your body.
Most patients tolerate one session well, which typically lasts between 30 and 90 minutes. It will appear as if you have had a sunburn immediately after your IPL photofacial. Some patients may experience mild swelling, but most can return to work immediately. It is even possible to put on makeup right after your treatment. Within 24 hours, the redness usually dissipates, and sun spots and discolored areas may appear darker. You should expect this to happen and it indicates that your treatment is working.
The initial results of an IPL treatment can be seen within a week, and the final results can be seen anywhere from four to six weeks after the session.
The process of microneedling involves rolling needles over your skin with a device. As a result, thousands of tiny punctures are created all over the treatment area. Your body’s natural healing process kicks in when you create these micro-injuries. The process increases collagen production, which helps keep your skin tight, firm, and youthful.
IPL photofacials target pigment in the skin specifically by harnessing the power of a laser. Heat is generated by the laser as it passes through the top layer of skin. As a result of the heat, red and brown pigmented areas are selectively damaged without damaging surrounding tissue. In addition, this triggers your body to heal itself, resulting in more collagen being produced.
Compared to microneedling, IPL therapy is more selective. In addition, it produces faster results that last longer than microneedling.
IPL photofacials are available at Sculpted Medical Spa. We have convenient locations to serve you in Midwest City OKC, North OKC, and Midtown OKC. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Oklahoma City OKC, North OKC, Midtown OKC, Flynn OK, Choctaw OK, Lake Aluma OK, Lillard Park OK, and Midwest City OK.