IPL Photofacial in Columbus, Ohio
After years of sun exposure, we often face the consequences of age spots, discoloration, and other signs of skin damage that refuse to improve even with the best skin care routine. Your complexion becomes dull, sallow, or unevenly pigmented. Commonly, all these issues are present, leading to lackluster skin that causes an aged appearance.
IPL (intense pulsed light) Photofacials at Lotus Elite Aesthetics deliver outstanding results in restoring skin health, and providing deep rejuvenation, by using advanced intense pulsed light technology.
What is an IPL Photofacial?
Photofacial treatments penetrate past the surface layer of skin into the dermis, targeting problem areas without damaging the surrounding tissue. As the pigment in the discolored portions of the skin absorbs the light energy, thermal energy is produced, breaking up the melanin from unwanted spots. This effectively delivers an even-toned complexion that appears brighter and more radiant.
Spider veins and broken capillaries (blood vessels) are also targeted, causing a reduction in skin redness. The heat absorbed stimulates the skin cells to increase collagen and elastin production, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. These two proteins are responsible for maintaining the youthfulness and structure of the facial skin.
A series of typically 3-6 treatment sessions, spaced four weeks apart, is recommended for optimal improvement. Overall, the IPL Photofacial is an effective way of maintaining attractive skin.
IPL Photofacial Benefits
The IPL Photofacial at Lotus Elite Aesthetics is an effective treatment for providing rejuvenation to the skin, and is suitable for treating a variety of skin issues including:
- Large pores
- Sun damage and sunspots
- Spider veins
- Dark spots
- Facial veins
- Uneven skin tone
- Age spots
- Brown spots and freckles
- Broken capillaries and vascular lesions
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Treating acne with IPL
The use of IPL has been shown to be highly effective in reducing acne scars, as well as improving the texture and tone of the skin. The light and heat generated from photofacial treatments destroy acne-causing bacteria and shrink the sebaceous glands that are responsible for oil production. Your skin will be less prone to acne, resulting in clearer and overall healthier skin.
In addition to its effectiveness in treating acne, IPL can also be used to treat rosacea, which is a chronic condition characterized by redness, flushing, swelling, and broken blood vessels.
Am I a good candidate?
Patients who are experiencing skin discoloration such as age spots, hyperpigmentation, and melasma will see the most improvement from an IPL Photofacial. If you desire a clearer, even-toned complexion, you are a great candidate for this treatment. This treatment is also gentler on sensitive skin than laser resurfacing alternatives, however, is not suitable for all skin types.
You should not undergo an IPL Photofacial if you:
- Are taking or have taken Accutane in the past 6 months
- Are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have a naturally darker skin tone
- Experience skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
- Have an active skin infection
IPL Photofacials work best for light to medium skin tones, as those with dark skin risk the chance of a change in skin pigment.
Recovery and downtime
You will be able to continue daily activities after; however, your skin will be sensitive for a few days after treatment, with slight swelling. Hot water and sun exposure should be avoided until your skin has healed from treatment.
Using sunscreen is important for maintaining your new and spotless skin.
Does IPL Photofacial hurt?
Mild discomfort may be experienced during treatment, with the sensation similar to a mild rubber band snap. Although well tolerated by most, a topical anesthetic is optional to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Schedule a consultation with our world-class medical staff now.