Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and more. With the innovative Intense Pulse Light photofacial procedure, gentle skin rejuvenation is now easier than ever. IPL photorejuvination allows patients to transform red, blotchy skin into a radiant complexion. If you suffer from sun damage or redness, photofacial treatments may be the approach you’ve been looking for.
patients experiencing dark or brown spots due to over-exposure to the sun.
Patients taking accutane should not have this treatment until they have been off the medication for at least 6 months. Retin-A should be discontinued 4-5 days prior to treatment. Certain antibiotics can cause skin to be more sensitive to sun and laser light, making those patients poor candidates. Check with the provider and review any medications you are taking before undergoing laser treatment. Recent sun exposure, tanned skin, or artificially tanned skin (including use of self tanning lotions) is also contraindication. Women who are pregnant should not be treated with the laser as a general precaution.
What Can I expect? During your treatment you will feel the pulse of the laser as it gently warms the blood vessels and brown spots. You might feel a slight burning sensation similar to a sunburn after treatment that subsides in 15 minutes to an hour. After your treatment, pigmented areas will turn pinkish red first, and in 24-72 hours will turn brown and begin to slough off. Redness from the laser can last up to 72 hours.
When it comes to lasers, choosing the right treatment can be tricky. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation to each of our patients. A highly trained provider will meet with you and discuss the problem areas. They will then choose a laser treatment that suits your specific needs. Sometimes a combination of treatments is suggested.