Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial treatments help to treat a number of skin irregularities for improved and enhanced skin tone and texture.
If you struggle with how your facial skin appears because of sun damage or dark spots, iContour Anti-Aging Center can offer you a skin analysis at our Boston, MA office to determine if you qualify for intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) with Lumecca technology. An IPL photofacial is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin for adult men and women with hyperpigmentation issues on their neck and face. IPL may not be an invasive procedure, but it can be highly effective and create impressive outcomes. IPL works by sending intense pulses of light energy that raise the temperature of the skin cells just enough to start the natural healing process and increase collagen production. As the added nutrients take effect, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with an improved tone and fewer spots of pigmentation.
IPL is done at our Boston, MA office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our treatment rooms if performed alone. To prepare for the photofacial, your technician will wash and dry your skin before protecting your eyes with special shields. The Lumecca IPL is administered using a handheld wand that will pass over the skin while emitting pulses of light energy. While most patients may feel mild discomfort throughout the IPL, it's generally bearable for the fast treatment length.
With no recovery time associated with an IPL photofacial. You may leave our office with your skin a little inflamed and red. This will subside on its own in about a day — it can be masked with makeup if you prefer. iContour Anti-Aging Center advises you to keep cream on the treated skin to decrease any irritation and speed healing. It may also help to take an anti-inflammatory medication to ease swelling. After several days, the irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface skin layers and then start to flake off. It is important to protect your skin from the sun as often as possible after an IPL photofacial treatment and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you will see some visible results after your first session, your skin will attain the best results after multiple IPL sessions. Approximately 3 – 6 treatments performed once a month at iContour Anti-Aging Center are recommended.
You probably didn't worry much about your skin's health when you were a child, but once skin damage like spots and other irregularities are becoming visible, you now may be interested in procedures that correct your complexion. We encourage you to learn more about Lumecca IPL photofacial treatments by calling our Boston, MA office and scheduling a skin consultation. With IPL treatments at iContour Anti-Aging Center, we can go deep within the layers of skin to help bring back a bright glow and a healthy complexion.