How Long Before Your IPL Photofacial Will Show Results?

January 1, 2021

While age-related concerns take many shapes, superficial skin concerns like visible veins, brown spots, and sun damage sometimes take a backseat to issues like fine lines and wrinkles. However, at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ, we know that these superficial concerns can be equally as concerning. Luckily, treatments like IPL Photofacial can improve skin health and tone with long-lasting results.

How Long Before Your IPL Photofacial Will Show Results?

The wonderful thing about IPL treatment is the fact that it starts working immediately – as in on the same day as your treatment. As soon as the laser treatment makes contact with your skin, the energy prompts your body’s natural regenerative properties to start improving your complexion and skin texture.

As for how soon the results will develop, it will take some time. The important thing to remember about laser treatments like this one is that the results will appear gradually as old skin cells are shed and collagen production in the skin increases. For most, that means it takes about one to two weeks before you will see the results of your first treatment. Your final results will be visible after four to six weeks.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

You can expect your IPL Photofacial treatment to take about 45 to 60 minutes to complete. The exact length of your appointment will depend on your aesthetic goals and the number of areas you are treating. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to treat each area, so if you have multiple large treatment areas we may recommend separate appointments to treat all areas equally.

How Many Appointments Will You Need?

The number of appointments you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals will depend on certain factors, such as the condition of your skin and how well your skin is responding to the treatment. Most people will require about three to six appointments to achieve their aesthetic goals.

Where Can You Use This Treatment?

IPL treatments are designed to treat the skin on the face. This treatment is primarily used on the cheeks and forehead where the visible signs of sun damage and uneven skin tone are most noticeable. In fact, this treatment is particularly helpful for treating broken veins on the face and rosacea. However, many patients can also use this versatile treatment in other areas of the body, such as the neck, the arms, and the hands, or any other area of the body that has signs of photodamage.

What Can This Treatment Correct?

One of the main purposes of IPL treatments is to stimulate collagen production in the skin to rejuvenate the appearance and reverse the visible signs of aging. Collagen production is a critical factor in smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By exposing the skin to the thermal energy generated by IPL treatments, the production of collagen in the sub-dermal layers of the skin can increase over time and help patients look younger.

In addition to treating skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles caused by low collagen production, IPL Photofacial can also be used to accomplish other goals, such as:

  • Erasing freckles and birthmarks
  • Eliminating varicose veins and spider veins
  • Diminishing age spots and dark spots
  • Correcting other sun damage
  • Controlling rosacea

How Frequently Should You Have Treatment?

For your first round of treatments, you should schedule your treatments at least four weeks apart to give your skin enough time to recover and for the results of your treatment to become visible. You will continue to have monthly treatments until you achieve your aesthetic goals. After that, you can schedule maintenance treatments a few times a year or whenever you notice new appearance-related concerns.

Is IPL Treatment Safe?

Yes, this treatment is safe. Although IPL treatment utilizes energy to treat the skin, it is considered safe for most skin types and skin tones. This treatment is approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and unwanted hair.

Who Are Good Candidates?

The majority of people who want to correct sun damage and other superficial skin concerns are usually good candidates for this treatment, regardless of gender, skin tone, or skin type. This treatment can be customized to be effective for those who have particularly light or dark skin, and can even be customized in terms of energy intensity for your comfort.

Your initial consultation will give us a better idea of your eligibility for this treatment. If you have active acne within 14 days of your appointment or any other skin breakout, such as eczema or cold sores, you will need to reschedule your appointment. You will also need to reschedule your appointment if you have a recent sunburn.

Improve Visible Sun Damage With IPL Treatments

Visible sun damage and other superficial concerns can be difficult to treat with basic aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peels or over-the-counter products. With IPL treatments, you can improve the tone, texture, and health of your skin within as little as four to six weeks. For those in the NYC area, you can find the solution for your superficial health concerns so contact Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ to schedule your consultation appointment today.

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