For patients who dislike their appearance because of dark spots or sun damage, our staff at Versailles Medical Spa in Darien, CT can perform skin exams to determine if you qualify for IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. A Lumenis IPL photofacial is a skin rejuvenation treatment for adult men and women with hyperpigmentation problems on their face and neck. A photofacial is a noninvasive procedure, and it tends to produce great results. We use intense wavelengths of light energy that warm the skin cells just enough to stimulate the natural healing process and increase the production of collagen. Over time, you should see healthier skin with improved tone and decreased dark spots.
Are IPL Treatments For You?
With minimal or no recovery needed, Lumenis IPL reaches deep within the layers of your skin to improve several complexion problems, including sun spots and brown lesions. Candidates for IPL at Versailles Medical Spa will have several concerns with their skin, such as sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, visible pores, flushing, melasma, sun and age spots, or broken capillaries. We will assess your skin to determine if you benefit from a photofacial at your initial consultation.
An IPL photofacial is performed in one of our private treatment rooms, and it takes about 20 – 30 minutes if we perform no other treatments. To start the IPL facial, the medical provider prep the skin and cleanse if necessary, before covering your eyes with protective laser shields. The IPL photofacial is administered using a handheld wand that passes over the skin while emitting laser energy pulses. While most patients feel some discomfort during the IPL, it is generally bearable because of the quick treatment length.
Your IPL Treatment
Patients usually do not have any downtime with an IPL photofacial, but their skin will appear a little swollen and pink. This will decrease naturally in about a day and if preferred, you can conceal the redness with makeup. Versailles Medical Spa suggests you apply a cream on the treated skin to decrease any irritation and speed healing. During your consultation, we will provide detailed instructions about post-treatment care. It also helps to use anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce swelling. Over several days, the sun damage and other irregularities under the skin will rise to the surface and then start to flake away. It's important to use SPF protection and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you will have visible results after the first treatment, your complexion will look better after several IPL sessions. We recommend scheduling approximately 3 – 6 sessions about once a month at Versailles Medical Spa.
Get Your Glow Back
If you didn't think much about your skin's health as a child, you might have issues with sun-damaged skin, such as noticeable hyperpigmentation. Because of this, you may want to learn about different treatments that help rejuvenate your skin. We encourage you to learn more about Lumenis IPL photofacial treatments by calling our Darien, CT office and scheduling a complimentary consultation With IPL photofacial treatments at Versailles Medical Spa, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help brighten and clear your complexion.