IPL Photo Facial Performed on Patient

IPL Photo Facial

Are you looking to achieve an improved complexion? You should consider an IPL photo facial. Our Orlando medical spa can preform this non-invasive treatment that can help you say goodbye to skin imperfections like age spots, un-even skin tone, spider veins, and sun damage – and hello to a rejuvenated look. Discover the benefits of IPL photo facials below.

Before And After Photos: IPL Treatments

Individual results will vary.

What is An IPL photo facial?

IPL Photo Facial Machine Nordlys by Candela

IPL photo facial, also known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy, is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses high-intensity pulses of light to improve the appearance of many skin conditions. It targets specific areas of the skin, such as age spots, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven skin tones. The light energy is absorbed by the targeted areas, stimulating collagen production and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells. This results in a more even complexion, reduced pigmentation, and a rejuvenated appearance. IPL photo facial is a popular choice to transform the appearance of skin.

Benefits of IPL photo facial

There are numerous benefits to getting an IPL photo facial in our Orlando medical spa.

  • Reduces or eliminates the appearance of age spots
  • Reduces or eliminates sun damage
  • Reduces or eliminates spider veins
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces or eliminates redness and pigmentation
  • Treatment of acne
  • Treatment of dry-eye
  • Evens out skin tone and coloration

Additionally, IPL photo facial stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve the elasticity and firmness of skin. This can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance. IPL photo facial also targets and reduces redness and inflammation, making it a great option for those with rosacea or sensitive skin. Overall, this treatment can help you achieve a rejuvenated and radiant complexion.

How an IPL photo facial works

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and it works by delivering high-intensity pulses of light to the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigments in the skin, such as melanin or hemoglobin, depending on the specific target. This absorption heats up the targeted cells, causing them to be destroyed or damaged. The body then naturally eliminates these damaged cells, leading to a reduction in the appearance of skin imperfections. IPL photo facial can target a variety of skin concerns, including sun damage, age spots, acne scars, redness, and more. The treatment is non-invasive and typically requires multiple sessions for optimal results.

What to expect during an IPL photo facial treatment

During an IPL photo facial treatment, you can expect to be comfortably seated or lying down. Your medical provider will clean your skin and apply a cooling gel to the treatment area. You will be given protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the intense light. Your medical professional will then use a handheld device to deliver the pulses of light to your skin.

You may feel a slight snapping or warming sensation during the treatment, but it is generally well-tolerated. The duration of the treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated, but it typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour. After the treatment, you may experience some redness or mild swelling, but this should subside within a few hours. It is important to follow any post-treatment instructions provided by your technician, such as avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen. With each subsequent treatment, you should notice a gradual improvement in the appearance of your skin.

Does an IPL Treatment Hurt?

IPL treatments vary from person to person when it comes to discomfort. Some people describe it as a slight discomfort or a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin, while others find it quite tolerable or even painless. The tip of the machine is cool, and we apply a cooling gel before the procedure to help minimize any potential discomfort. It’s important to communicate your feelings during the treatment, because we can make adjustments to ensure you have the most comfortable experience possible.

Results and aftercare of IPL photo facial

After an IPL photo facial treatment, you can expect to see noticeable improvements. IPL can help reduce the appearance of sun damage, age spots, acne scars, and fine lines. It can also improve skin texture and tone, giving you a more youthful and radiant complexion. However, it is important to note that results may vary depending on individual skin type and condition. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.

Aftercare is an important part of maintaining the results of your IPL photo facial. Your medical provider will give you with specific instructions, but generally, we recommend to avoid sun exposure for a few days after the treatment and to use sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin. It is also important to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated, and to avoid harsh skincare products or treatments that may irritate your skin while healing. Follow-up treatments may be recommended to maintain the results and continue improving the appearance of your skin.

Our Medical Device for IPL: Candela Nordlys

Our medical spa uses the Candela Nordlys, a multi-functional FDA cleared system that takes advantage of Selective Wave Technology (SWT) for IPL treatments. This technology filters out the heat energy often created by older IPL technologies that target both pigment (which we want to clear) and water in the skin (unnecessary and creates heat). Nordlys eliminates much of the discomfort typically created when treating areas with significant pigmentation that require more energy, because the device creates much less heat than less modern solutions. We chose this device because of the large variety of clinical conditions it treats safely, and more comfortably.

Fractional Laser and IPL: Light & Bright Treatment

Light and Bright Logo

We are pleased to offer Candela’s signature skin-illuminating treatment, available exclusively through the Nordlys system. The Light & Bright procedure offered by Nordlys presents an exciting advancement in aesthetic care, effectively addressing concerns such as dark spots, redness reduction, and textural irregularities through an innovative combination treatment. This cutting-edge treatment synergistically combines two sophisticated technologies integrated within the Nordlys system: the SWT® IPL for intense pulsed light therapy and the Frax 1550™ laser. These technologies work harmoniously to rejuvenate the skin on the face and chest, achieving remarkable results without breaking the skin’s surface, thus minimizing downtime for patients.

Who Should Avoid IPL Treatment?

While Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are generally safe and effective for many individuals, but there are situations where IPL may not be recommended or should be approached with caution. IPL will require an individual consultation. This is not an exhaustive list, but following concerns could potentially disqualify a patient from treatment:

  1. Anyone who is pregnant. Due to the potential effects of IPL on hormonal changes and the increased sensitivity of the skin during pregnancy, it is advisable to avoid IPL treatments during pregnancy.
  2. Heavily tanned or sunburned skin. IPL may be less effective or more likely to cause complications when performed on skin that is currently tanned or sunburned. It’s recommended to wait until the skin has returned to its normal state before undergoing IPL treatment.
  3. Anyone with active infections or skin conditions. If you have an active skin infection, such as herpes simplex, or certain skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, it is best to postpone IPL treatment until the condition has resolved or improved.
  4. Those with a history of keloid scarring. Individuals who are prone to keloid scarring may have an increased risk of developing excessive scarring or pigmentation changes after IPL treatment. It is important to discuss your medical history with us to determine the suitability of IPL for your specific situation.
  5. Anyone with photosensitivity. If you have a known sensitivity to light or have been diagnosed with a condition that makes your skin more sensitive to light, such as porphyria, IPL may not be recommended.

IPL Photo Facial @ Vitality Medical Aesthetics

A medical spa conveniently located to serve Orlando, Winter Park, and greater Central Florida.