IPL Photofacial

Renu MedSpa

Medical Spa located in Des Plaines, IL

So many factors contribute to changes in your skin tone and texture, including aging, acne, sun exposure, diet, stress, genetics, and more. All of these things can cause a wide variety of problems. Intense Pulsed Light, also known as IPL, is an ideal solution because it can address many different problems with just one laser. Find out if IPL is a fit for you: call or book your appointment online today!

IPL Photofacial

What is an IPL Photofacial?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets a myriad of skin imperfections such asskin tone, birthmarks, redness and red spots, age spots and freckles, sun damage, and rosacea.IPL Photofacial can be used just about anywhere on the body.Photofacial is also an effective treatment for broken veins and spider veins. It is a popular treatment because it’s effective, affordable, and noninvasive.

How does it work?

IPL Photofacial is Intense Pulsed Light that emits multiple wavelengths into the skin and effectively targets pigment producing cells below the surface of the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy and destroys the hyperactive melanin producing cells in the layers of your skin, eventually dispersing pigmented areas. The spots are pulled to the surface, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that eventually flakes off revealing beautiful, radiant skin beneath. The number of treatments depends on the depth and severity of your skin damage and changes. For best results, 3-5 treatments are typically recommended, about four weeks apart.

What to expect after the treatment?

After the treatment you skin will appear slightly red and swollen for about 48-72 hours post treatment. The areas of pigment treated can turn darker and/or rise to the surface and turn into a coffee ground like texturethat can take 5-7 days to flake off. Makeup can be applied immediately post treatment, if desired. Customized post treatment instructions will be discussed during your consultation and after treatment has been performed.