IPL Photofacial

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About IPL Photofacial

Excessive sun exposure, aging, genetic predisposition, and other factors can lead to numerous skin problems, such as hyperpigmentation, spider veins, vascular lesions, age spots and sunspots, and other textural irregularities. Thanks to the miracles of modern aesthetic medicine, we can address and correct all of your skin concerns using non-invasive IPL energy. Our medical providers offer the highly personalized IPL photofacial in Tampa to improve your overall skin texture and quality.

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What is IPL Photofacial?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it’s one of the most effective treatments for pigmentation problems, vascular lesions, and textural irregularities on the skin’s surface. IPL photofacial is performed using a cutting-edge Lumecca IPL device, which uses photothermolysis to improve your skin’s texture. The medical provider delivers highly calibrated wavelengths of light energy into the unwanted pigments, spots, and vascular lesions, making them fade away from the skin’s surface. Significant improvements can be noted in complexion and clarity after just one treatment.

How Does IPL
Photofacial Work?

IPL photofacial involves delivering highly calibrated wavelengths of light energy into the targeted pigmented lesions and vascular lesions. The unwanted pigments and veins absorb the light energy delivered by the device. The light energy breaks and dissipates the pigmented cells, so they eventually flake off the skin’s surface. And the light energy gradually destroys the damaged capillaries and blood vessels responsible for your spider veins and vascular lesions, facilitating their gradual metabolism by the body. The results of your IPL in Tampa will be smoother, softer, and more even-textured skin after just a few sessions.

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What Does IPL Photofacial Treat?

  • Vascular lesions
  • Spider veins
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Pigmentation problems

IPL Photofacial Treatment Areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Legs

Benefits of IPL Photofacial:

  • Non-invasive skin rejuvenation
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Improves overall skin tone and texture
  • Removes unwanted spots and vascular lesions
  • Personalized according to your skin type
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • No post-treatment downtime

Your In-Office IPL Photofacial Treatment

One month before your appointment, please avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or artificial tanners. Your IPL photofacial treatment will start with a thorough consultation with our medical providers. They will examine your skin and discuss your goals to curate the ideal treatment plan for you. The IPL device must be modified to deliver highly calibrated wavelengths of energy according to your unique skin type and color.

During your treatment, the medical provider will move the handheld IPL device over the targeted regions on your skin. The IPL device will send laser energy into your skin. You may experience bright flashes of light and a mild burning sensation as if you’ve been snapped by an elastic band. Your IPL photofacial in Tampa should conclude within 30 minutes, but the specific duration depends on the number and size of treatment areas.

Side Effects of IPL Photofacial

Redness and a warm feeling are totally normal after IPL treatment. After an hour, the redness and warm feeling will normally subside. Over the next two days, the pigmented spots might become darker. Within a week, the pigmented lesions flake off, which will lead to an even skin tone. After treating the vascular lesions, you may notice the vein blanch and then disappear or a color change in the vein, which would disappear in a few days.

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IPL Photofacial Results

The IPL photofacial results can be noted a few days after the first session. There will be a continued improvement over time, with the most visible results after 1 to 2 weeks. The pigmented spots will become darker before eventually flaking off, and the vascular lesions will gradually fade away from the skin’s surface. For vascular treatments, such as facial telangiectasis, results can be seen after 2 weeks. Most patients need up to three treatments of IPL photofacial in Tampa for optimal results.

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IPL Photofacial FAQs

Is IPL photofacial safe for all skin types?

Yes, IPL photofacial is safe for all skin types. The treatment is personalized according to your skin type and color, ensuring it is effective and safe for everyone, regardless of skin tone.

How many IPL photofacial sessions are usually required for noticeable results?

Most patients observe noticeable results a few days after the first session. However, for optimal results, up to three IPL photofacial sessions are typically recommended, spaced a few weeks apart, and the most visible improvements appear 1 to 2 weeks after the final session.

Is IPL photofacial painful?

IPL photofacial in Tampa is generally well-tolerated by most patients. While not described as painful, some individuals may experience a mild burning sensation during the treatment, often likened to being snapped with an elastic band, but it’s usually manageable.

What does IPL photofacial feel like during the treatment?

During an IPL photofacial, you may experience bright flashes of light and a mild, brief burning sensation. The handheld IPL device moves over targeted skin areas, sending light energy into the skin, which can feel like a snap from an elastic band.

Is there any downtime after an IPL photofacial treatment?

No, one of the benefits of an IPL photofacial is that there is no post-treatment downtime. You can typically return to your regular activities immediately following the procedure.

Can I wear makeup immediately after an IPL photofacial?

You must avoid applying makeup immediately after an IPL photofacial in Tampa to let the skin breathe and recover. Our providers will let you know when it’s okay to apply makeup again.

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Aspire MedSpa & Beauty Bar is proud to offer IPL therapy for sun spots, pigmentation, rosacea, and melasma in Tampa. Our medical providers carefully examine your facial skin, analyze your skin type, and curate personalized treatment plans just for you. We also use cutting-edge treatments such as the HydraFacial and IPL devices that can be adjusted according to all skin types and colors, making the treatment safe and effective for everyone. Please schedule an appointment to explore your treatment options for an IPL in Tampa.

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