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The IPL Photo Facial: A Snapshot of its Beauty!

If you’ve been wondering what’s an effective way to diminish sun damage, discoloration, and uneven skin tone and texture, then look no further than the IPL Photo Facial treatment at Faces, PLLC in Ridgeland, MS. This treatment is designed to help restore your healthy, glowing complexion.

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, a fitting name for a procedure that sends intense pulses of light deep into the layers of your skin.  The pulses of light target pigment cells in the second layer of your skin, known as the dermis. The light then generates heat and destroys pigment irregularities. The laser also helps boost collagen production in your skin, accelerating the natural healing process, and revitalizing the surface of your skin. This rejuvenating skin treatment can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and age spots on the areas being treated.

If you’re looking for a safe and effective facial cosmetic treatment, with very little downtime and beautiful results, then read what the skincare experts at Faces, PLLC have to share.

Determine if IPL is Right for You 

First, it’s essential to determine if you are a good candidate for a photo facial. During your consultation at Faces, we will assess your skin type, noting any sun damage, rosacea, brown spots, broken vessels, wrinkles, texture, and other skin-related issues. Individuals with darker skin tones may not be good candidates for an IPL Photo Facial treatment. There are also some medications that sensitize the skin to light and patients who are taking them should not be treated with IPL. If you are tanned, you will not be able to be treated. Our expert skincare specialists can help determine if you’re a good candidate or will recommend another treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Learn How to Prepare for an IPL Treatment

Before your appointment, it is vital to keep your skin hydrated, clean, and protected from the sun, as this will enhance the healing process after your IPL Photo Facial. Protecting your skin from the sun is actually one of the most important things you can do before and after your appointment. If your skin is damaged due to recent overexposure to the sun before your appointment, we may suggest postponing your treatment as this can interfere with the effectiveness of IPL.

After your treatment it will be essential to avoid direct sun exposure, as your face will be very sensitive to sunlight. While an IPL Photo Facial can be performed any time throughout the year, it’s best to have the treatment in the fall or winter months when the sun is not as intense and your exposure is limited. You’ll want to follow our IPL specialists advice on skin care immediately following this facial to ensure you obtain it’s full benefits.

Learn What to Expect During an IPL Treatment

We have a number of highly trained IPL specialists at Faces who will ensure you have the best possible experience. To begin, a numbing cream will be applied to the area being treated to make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. The IPL treatment is done with a handheld device that emits pulses of light as it passes over your skin, so your eyes will be protected with specialized goggles. Once your skin is cleaned and dried, a gel will be applied and then treatment will begin. It generally takes up to 30 minutes depending on the number of passes required to address the immediate issues. Three to six sessions may be necessary to achieve ultimate results.

Your skin may be a bit pink and slightly swollen afterwards, but these symptoms should go away on their own within a few hours. You can expect to see a darkening of your brown spots that will last anywhere from 7 to 10 days. These spots will slough off on their own and leave your skin brighter, lighter, and more radiant.

Meet with An IPL Expert in the Jackson, MS Area

If you live in the Jackson, MS metro area, and are looking to minimize or signs of sun damage and aging, contact Faces PLLC to schedule a consultation to see how we can help address those issues with an IPL Photo Facial. Get on the path to healthier looking skin by calling us at 601-607-3033 or contacting us online today!