IPL Photofacial Before and After Q&A
Photofacials can help clients achieve an improved appearance by treating wrinkles and skin conditions. IPL photofacials are effective for repairing skin damage caused by direct sunlight and aging. IPL photofacials are available at Sculpted Medical Spa. Contact us or book your appointment online for more information. We have convenient locations to serve you in Midwest City, Midtown, and North OKC.
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Depending on the individual, you can expect redness to last anywhere from two to five days after an IPL photofacial. It is possible to experience bruising after more aggressive treatment, which may last for two weeks. Most patients are surprised to find that their age spots or freckles darken over time. You can take comfort in the fact that this darkening indicates that your IPL photofacial has been successful. Dark spots may continue to darken for three to seven days before forming a crust and flaking off. It is possible for this crusting effect to last for up to ten days.
In order to achieve the best possible results from your IPL photofacial, Sculpted Medical Spa takes great care to explain what you should do at home to take care of your skin. With these dos and don’ts, you should enjoy a smooth recovery and see results more quickly.
As a result of IPL treatment, the light penetrates the epidermis and heats the melanin-producing cells in the skin. It leaves surrounding tissue unharmed but destroys the targeted capillaries and blood vessels. Upon breaking up the pigment and bringing it to the surface, discoloration begins to flake off. In the weeks to come, you will see a gradual improvement in the appearance of your skin as new collagen fibers are laid down.
Treatment depends on the condition and the size of the area being treated. The typical number of sessions is three to six, but improvements may be seen as soon as the first treatment. It may be necessary to schedule additional sessions to address larger or darker spots. Each treatment results in more visible improvements. To maximize your results, your skincare provider will help you decide on the best treatment plan and review aftercare instructions.
In older age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity, allowing lines and wrinkles to appear more easily. These are some of the most common signs of aging, yet unsurprisingly, many people would like to delay the onset of these signs as long as possible. The good news is that there is a range of treatments that can help them achieve this, including IPL laser therapy.
Intense Pulsed Light, known as IPL, is a popular treatment for skin rejuvenation that tightens lax skin and reduces wrinkles.
Since IPL only produces a small amount of heat, it is completely non-invasive and virtually painless. The laser creates a therapeutic effect by focusing high-intensity light energy on the skin and absorbing it. With laser energy, collagen production is stimulated deeply within the skin, which typically slows down as we age, and skin cell regeneration is stimulated. The treatment usually lasts less than an hour, and there is no downtime afterward, so you can get right back to your regular activities. Laser treatment with IPL can be used on the face as well as the body without causing any side effects.
Compared to the rest of your body, your face is more susceptible to the sun’s damaging UV rays. As we age, we develop wrinkles and sunspots more prominently on our faces than on other parts of our bodies. One simple treatment with IPL photofacial technology can make your face look decades younger. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin – the proteins that keep our skin hydrated, tight, elastic, and youthful. During menopause, this also occurs dramatically, so women are especially affected. Photofacials can provide dramatic and transformative effects to treat the signs of aging.
Photofacials are available at Sculpted Medical Spa. Contact us or book your appointment online for more information. We have convenient locations to serve you in Midwest City, Midtown, and North OKC. We serve patients from Midtown OKC, North OKC, Flynn OK, Choctaw OK, Lake Aluma OK, Lillard Park OK, Midwest City OK, and surrounding areas.