How Often Can I Get IPL Photofacials For Skin Rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation treatments are more accessible, convenient, and effective than ever before, leading many patients to wonder how often they can schedule an appointment with their favorite skin care provider. While some treatments can safely be performed weekly or monthly, others should be spaced out annually or even longer. When it comes to IPL photofacial specifically, you may be surprised to learn just how often you can enjoy the benefits of this exciting and versatile procedure. Use this helpful information from board-certified physicians and aesthetic experts Dr. Nina Desai and Dr. Dhara Patel at Renew Laser & Skin to find out what you can expect during and after an IPL photofacial, including how soon you can schedule your next session in Addison or Sugar Land, TX.
What does a photofacial do?
An IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial is a specialized treatment for noninvasive facial rejuvenation that is designed to target dark spots, age-related concerns, and other skin imperfections from deep within without damaging the surrounding tissues. During an IPL photofacial in Sugar Land or Addison, TX, patients will lie comfortably in one of our state-of-the-art treatment rooms. To begin, the skin will be cleansed and prepared for the facial. A specialized gel will be applied to the skin, and the photofacial device will administer precise light energy to the treatment area. As the targeted energy passes through the various layers of skin, it will work to reduce or remove a wide array of skin concerns, including:
- Sun spots
- Age spots
- Dark spots
- Brown spots
- Broken capillaries
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
- Dull skin
Additionally, the advanced IPL technology works to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen for firmer, healthier, more youthful skin and a reduction in:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scars
Does your skin peel after a photofacial?
Depending on the strength of your photofacial, your skin type, and your response to treatment, you may experience some amount of redness, itching, crusting, bruising, flaking, or swelling after an IPL photofacial. For the majority of patients, these side effects are typically mild and resolve within a week or less. During this time, it is important to keep your skin protected and avoid sun exposure.
How many photofacials do you need to see results?
While you may notice mild improvements in your skin after just 1 – 2 IPL photofacials, most patients require a series of 4 – 5 photofacials to achieve their desired outcome. Between each session, our knowledgeable clinicians will adjust the device’s settings based on your response to the previous treatment for an optimal outcome each time.
How often can I get a photofacial?
IPL photofacials are typically recommended at one-month intervals. This allows the skin cells time to heal and recover before another treatment is administered, and it also gives the patient and provider time to assess the response and results of the previous treatment so that any necessary adjustments can be made. Generally speaking, an average of 4 – 5 photofacials are recommended, and patients may choose to continue this routine once or twice per year to maintain their smooth, glowing complexion.
Make IPL photofacial a part of your regular skin care regimen in Addison or Sugar Land, TX
Unlike some treatments that can only be performed once every 2 – 3 years, the IPL photofacial can be included as a safe and effective component of your regular anti-aging routine. If you are in the Addison or Sugar Land, TX area and want to learn more about the stunning results that are possible with noninvasive photofacial treatment, call Renew Laser & Skin to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physicians Dr. Nina Desai and Dr. Dhara Patel today!