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What is an IPL Photofacial?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. An IPL Photofacial is a treatment using the scientifically-advanced IPL laser treatment to target defects and pigmentation in your face to restore a smooth, natural glow. The darker and damaged skin cells on your face absorb the laser and are destroyed, causing your body to flush them out and replace them with fresh, vibrant skin. IPL Photofacials can treat:

  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Rosacea
  • Large pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Excessive redness
  • Dilated and broken blood vessels
  • Hyperpigmentation (any other dark blemishes on your skin)

The benefits of an IPL Photofacial

Unlike many laser skin therapies performed at other clinics, Skin Matrx performs an IPL treatment in Burbank that has no downtime and you can apply makeup immediately after treatment. Some of the other benefits include:

  • Cost-effective treatment
  • Rapid and proven results
  • Naturally increased collagen levels for increased skin resiliance
  • Quick and easy recovery

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What to expect with an IPL Photofacial

Your treatment will begin with an application of a transparent cooling gel to your face, after which the laser will be run carefully and systematically over the targeted areas. The treatment usually takes from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on how much skin is being treated.

Most patients report the sensation of the laser to be similar to a rubber band snapping on their skin. At the end of the treatment, the gel will be removed, the area will be cleansed with a warm cloth, and a moisturizer with sunscreen will be applied. If there is any mild swelling, you might be given a cold pack to apply for five or ten minutes. You can apply a concealer or foundation immediately following treatment. IPL photofacials achieve the best results when performed in a series. 

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Results

The results of your IPL photofacial appear over time, with pigmented blemishes darkening and then flaking off within five to seven days. Depending on the goals you’ve set, you may need a series of up to five treatments spaced three to four weeks apart to achieve optimal results. The results are long-lasting, with hyperpigmented facial flaws gone for good.

Post-treatment recovery and care

There is no downtime associated with an IPL Photofacial and you can apply makeup immediately afterwards. We recommend avoiding sun exposure and using high-SPF sunscreen in the weeks following an IPL Photofacial to allow your skin to heal and rejuvenate.

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Why Choose Skin Matrx

Our team at Skin Matrx is a hand-picked group of skincare and wellness professionals devoted to making your journey to a more youthful and healthy life experience comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable. For patients in Burbank, our luxury spa offers a wide range of services to rejuvenate and regenerate your body inside and out to bring you unparalleled levels of happiness, confidence, and health.

FAQ

Can I receive an IPL Photofacial if I’m pregnant?

Pregnant women are not considered candidates for an IPL Photofacial, and we recommend waiting until your child is born before receiving most cosmetic treatments.

Will an IPL Photofacial make me more sensitive to the sun?

IPL Photofacials help your skin regenerate and rejuvenate naturally, so there is no increased risk of skin damage in the sun, although we do recommend using high-SPF sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure to maintain your results.

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