An improved, clear complexion is a very common request among laser treatment patients. For some patients, intensive skincare regimens are simply not enough to achieve blemish-free skin. At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, our Centennial IPL Photofacial (photorejuvenation) patients report the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments provide them an improved appearance with very little required recovery time. The treatment is most commonly used to reduce the visibility of brown spots, melasma, sun spots and broken capillaries.
Candidates for IPL Photofacial
- Patients desiring an improved skin appearance without going through a full, surgical procedure
- Patients with visible skin redness, brown spots or scarring
- Patients wanting to reduce the size of their pores and fine wrinkles while improving overall skin texture
About IPL Photofacial
There is little to no downtime associated with IPL Photofacial treatments and the improved skin quality and texture is long-lasting. Any area of the body can be treatment, with the number of treatments required to provide the desired result depending on the area and patient. Generally, IPL Photofacial is not as effective as other treatments on tanned or darker skin. IPL Photofacial is a popular treatment for patients experience a wide variety of skin problems, including but not limited to rosacea, melasma, freckles, sun spots, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation.
How IPL Photofacial is Performed
IPL Photofacial is a form of pulsed light therapy that shines extremely bright light on the skin to provide the desired result. The IPL Photofacial device includes a glass or laser surface that is pressed into the treated areas. The light emitted from the device heats up the collagen beneath the skin which leads to increased collagen production. The additional collagen fills in fine lines or wrinkles in the treated area and can also improve the appearance of shallow acne scars. After the results of the initial treatment are realized, follow up treatments may be scheduled to provide the desired result. Most Centennial IPL Photofacial patients report the treatment causes very mild discomfort that gradually subsides.