What is IPL?
Men and women who are bothered by the appearance of dark spots or sun damage in their complexion could be excellent candidates for intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments at Javani Med Spa. An IPL photofacial is a rejuvenating treatment for uneven skin tone on the neck and face. The laser technology sends intense pulses of light to start the natural regeneration process and increase collagen production. In time, you should notice a healthier complexion, an improved tone, and reduced hyperpigmentation. IPL is a noninvasive procedure that can be highly effective and can create great outcomes for your complexion. Stephanie Antepara's team in Windermere, FL employs Harmony XL PRO technology from Alma Lasers to perform IPL photofacials and can provide a skin analysis to determine if this service will help you reach your skin goals.
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"Stephanie is so sweet, professional, and takes the time to explain every detail. I wouldn’t go to anyone else!"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jul 06, 2022
What Are the Benefits of IPL Photofacials?
IPL photofacials are known for their restorative qualities. Some of the benefits that Windermere, FL patients at Javani Med Spa glean from IPL facials with the Harmony XL PRO platform include:
- Restored skin tone and texture
- Balancing of pigment and dark spots
- Revitalized, transformed skin look
- Relaxing, aesthetic procedures that support your total skin health
Am I A Good Candidate for IPL Photofacials?
An IPL photofacial reaches deep within the layers of your skin to help address several complexion concerns (particularly sun spots and brown lesions) with minimal or no recovery needed. The best candidates for an IPL photofacial with Harmony XL PRO at Javani Med Spa will have a combination of issues with their skin, such as rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, large pores, flushing, freckles, age spots, sun spots, or broken capillaries. Our skilled aesthetic team will assess your skin during your private consultation to see if you would benefit from IPL treatments.
How Does IPL Work?
An IPL photofacial is performed within a private treatment room at our Windermere, FL office, taking about 20 – 30 minutes total. To start the process, your technician will wash and dry your skin before covering your eyes with covers. The IPL treatment is administered using a handheld wand that will pass over the skin while emitting light energy pulses. While many patients may have some discomfort during the IPL, it is generally bearable for the fast treatment time.
What Should I Expect Following An IPL Photofacial?
There is no downtime needed with an IPL photofacial. You will leave our office with your skin a little swollen and pink. This will subside naturally as the day continues — it can be concealed with cosmetics. Javani Med Spa advises patients to keep an ointment on the skin's surface to minimize irritation and promote healing. It may also help to take an anti-inflammatory medication to ease swelling. After several days, the blemishes that rested under the skin will come to the surface and then start to flake away. It's crucial to protect your skin from the sun after an IPL treatment and not pick at your skin. While you should see some results after the first session, your skin will attain ideal results after several IPL photofacial treatments. Stephanie Antepara and her team recommend most patients get 3 – 6 treatments performed about once a month at Javani Med Spa.
How much does IPL cost?
Your skin is unique so the cost of a photofacial will depend on your individual complexion and the areas you would like to treat. Javani Med Spa may offer monthly specials from time to time, and we take several types of convenient payment methods. At your aesthetic consultation, your technician can help estimate your cost and determine how many sessions are needed to optimize your results.
How quick are the results from IPL?
Some skin improvements can be seen after one treatment with Harmony XL PRO IPL technology, but the best results can be seen about one month after a full series of treatments is completed. It is common for patients to get improved results after every treatment. You will most likely experience a gradual reduction in blotchiness, redness, age spots, and sun spots as time goes on.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
Most women and men experience some minor, temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, blisters, crusting, or bruising. These symptoms naturally subside 2 – 3 days following your treatment. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun, and you should keep in mind that excessive exposure to damaging UV rays will affect the results of the procedure. Whenever you go outside, you should always wear sunscreen to protect your skin and help prevent skin damage, including sun spots and redness.
Do I need to prep for IPL?
Windermere, FL patients preparing to receive IPL therapy are typically asked to skip self-tanners and sun exposure for about 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. You may be asked to stop using at-home skin treatments that feature compounds, such as Retin-A/Renova, tetracycline, minocycline, and doxycycline, a few days prior to each appointment. You will likely need to avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications and blood thinners one week before your treatment to help prevent bruises from developing, as the laser treatment can make capillary walls weaker for a period of time. You should also use sun protection (like a hat and sunscreen) since your skin will be extra sensitive.
Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
We recommend getting a series of IPL treatments to provide gradual improvements to your skin. Your skin needs time to heal and recover after each treatment, allowing subsequent procedures to bring you gradually closer to your goals without causing any damage. Every session will help to diminish spots and other surface irregularities. Several treatments also allow for longer-lasting aesthetic improvements. Book your consultation with a member of Stephanie Antepara's staff today at our Windermere, FL location to determine if IPL at Javani Med Spa is right for you.