What is IPL?
If you struggle with how your complexion looks because of sun damage or dark spots, Symphony Medical Spa can perform a skin examination at our Tooele, UT office to determine if you qualify for IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. An IPL photofacial is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin for adult women and men with hyperpigmentation issues on their face and neck. A photofacial is nonsurgical and noninvasive while being highly effective, producing impressive outcomes. Board-certified physician Dr. Carolyn Forbes uses the Harmony XL PRO to send intense pulses of light energy that warm the skin cells to set off the natural healing process and increase collagen production. Over time, you should see a healthier complexion with a more even tone and decreased dark spots.
What Are the Benefits of IPL Photofacials?
IPL photofacials performed with the Harmony XL PRO platform by the experienced team at Symphony Medical Spa are a great choice for women and men who want a simple treatment to reduce blemishes and gain a rejuvenated look. Benefits of IPL treatments at our Tooele, UT facility include:
- Obtaining a healthier complexion
- Evening out skin tone
- Reducing the appearance of age spots
- Reversing or significantly lessening hyperpigmentation
- Alleviating sun damage
- Encouraging the development of collagen
- Treatments are quick and noninvasive
- No downtime and minimal discomfort
How Does IPL Work?
IPL works deep within the layers of your skin to improve many complexion concerns (particularly brown lesions and sun spots) with little or no recovery needed. The best candidates for IPL at Symphony Medical Spa may have a combination of problems with their complexion, including rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, visible pores, redness, melasma, sun and age spots, or spider veins. Dr. Carolyn Forbes will examine your complexion to determine if you will benefit from an IPL photofacial at your private consultation. To start the photofacial, your technician will clean and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with covers. The photofacial is administered using a handheld device that will pass over the skin while emitting light energy pulses. While many patients may have some discomfort throughout the IPL, it is generally bearable for the short treatment length.
IPL Photofacial FAQ
How much does an IPL photofacial cost?
Your complexion issues are unique, which means your cost for IPL treatments will vary based on your unique condition. Symphony Medical Spa offers monthly specials, and we accept several payment methods. In your initial visit, we can help estimate your cost and recommend how many sessions are needed to fit your needs and goals.
How quick are the results from IPL?
Improvements can be seen following your IPL treatment, but the best results are visible a month after all of your treatments are complete. It is normal for you to see different responses following every treatment session. You will notice gradual improvements in blotchiness, redness, sunspots, and age spots over time.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
It's common to experience mild, temporary side effects, like redness, swelling, blisters, bruising, or crusting. These should go away on their own in 2 – 3 days following your treatment. You will be extra sensitive to the sun, and you should keep in mind that sun exposure will affect the results of the procedure. Whenever you go outside, you should always wear sunscreen to protect your skin and avoid problems like spots and redness.
Do I need to prep for IPL?
Patients about to undergo an IPL treatment are asked to skip sun exposure and self-tanners for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. You might need to stop using certain medications and topical creams, like Retin-A, a few days before each procedure, and you may want to start taking aspirin or ibuprofen one week before your appointment to decrease your risk of bruising. You should also protect the treated areas with sunscreen.
Why should I get multiple IPL photofacial sessions?
A full series of IPL photorejuvenation is recommended to deliver gradual, natural-looking improvements to the appearance of your complexion. Every session will fade spots and other surface irregularities. Multiple sessions also allow for longer-lasting improvements.
brighter, more even skin
You probably didn't think much about your skin's health when you were a child, but once environmental damage like spots and other issues become visible, you may be interested in how to improve your complexion. We invite you to find out more about IPL photofacial treatments by calling our Tooele, UT office and making an appointment for a skin consultation with Dr. Forbes. With IPL photofacial treatments at Symphony Medical Spa, we can reach the deeper layers of your skin to help create a bright glow and a healthy complexion.