What Is IPL?
IPL “Intense pulse light” is an innovative technology that sets the standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, rosacea and sun damage. The treatment utilizes pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. IPL photofacial can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance that matches your skin tone. We recommend a series of 3 treatments to achieve optimal results, with once per year maintenance treatment after your initial set of three.
How Does IPL Work?
The IPL procedure will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. The broadband light is infused into the skin and expands. When this happens, hyperpigmentation will be brought to the top layer of the skin, pepper flake, and then fall off. Vessels will collapse back into the body and disappear. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing the patient with a comfortable and safe procedure. This process will restore your skin to its natural color making it smoother and more vibrant.
What Is The Treatment Like?
IPL light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, we typically choose to use one to ensure painless treatment. Pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure the best results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the area being treated.
What Should I Expect After The Treatment?
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within minutes. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated area followed by fading and flaking off within a few days. Since the IPL procedure is noninvasive there is no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply sunscreen and makeup after each session.
What Long-Term Results Should I Expect?
Results may vary from patient to patient. However, you should notice more visibly even skin tone, less capillaries and redness, and less hyperpigmentation. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area that is being treated. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
The IPL treatment is safe for all skin types 1-4 and any area of your body can be treated. The most commonly treated areas are those exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. Popular areas include face, neck, decollete, arms and hands.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient, and our medical aestheticians can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement that you desire. They may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
Is There Anything I Should Not Be Doing Prior To Treatment?
Avoid direct sun exposure 2 weeks before treatment. Stop all tretinoin, AHA’s and BHA’s as well as any photosynthesizing prescriptions prior to treatment. Anyone who has been on Accutane needs to avoid any laser treatments for one year post Accutane.
What Aftercare Do I Need?
Gentle, fragrance-free skin care cleanser, moisturizer and SPF. No direct sun exposure for 1 month post.
Experience the transformative power of Coco Beauty Bar IPL photofacial treatment in Baton Rouge. Achieve a more youthful appearance with our innovative technology that targets skin conditions associated with aging, rosacea, and sun damage. Book your session now and enjoy a comfortable, no-downtime treatment. Our services are available in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Denham Springs, St. Francisville, and Zachary.