An IPL Photo Facial is Intense Pulsed Light which emits multiple wavelengths into the skin in order to effectively target pigment below the skin. This light energy is converted into heat, and attracts and destroys melanin-producing cells which are hyperactive by breaking them down into pieces small enough for the body to expel. The pigmented spots are pulled towards the surface of the skin, and will look like ground coffee or sand, until they eventually flake off. The result is glowing, rejuvenated, radiant skin.
After ensuring clean skin and placing safety goggles over your eyes, your Arion practitioner will begin to use the IPL applicator on the areas of your skin you discussed that you would like to target. Clients liken the feeling of an IPL Facial to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. It is not painful, but can be uncomfortable, in which case you can let your practitioner know.
An IPL Photo Facial usually isn’t painful, but can be uncomfortable. Clients describe it as a rubber band snapping across the skin. The bright light from the laser may also be uncomfortable for those with light sensitivity.
After your treatment, your skin may be slightly red and puffy, but that should go down within hours, as there is no significant downtime associated with IPL. You can immediately go back to your regular skincare routine and daily activities, however, you should avoid going into the sun for at least a week post-treatment.
Consistent sun protection and good skin care are essential to the longevity of IPL results, which continue to improve over the course of the following 3 months after treatment. Overexposure to the sun can bring back old freckles and spots, so protection is vital.
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