IPL Photofacial – New Orleans
As beauty trends come and go, you can always count on one thing being in style: smooth, clear skin. But over time, aging and sun exposure can produce freckles, hyperpigmentation, and other discolorations. Conditions such as rosacea can also blemish the skin, leaving behind redness, broken capillaries, and visible veins.
Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive way to transform your complexion: IPL photofacial.
IPL photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that rejuvenates the skin using the latest light-based technology. With IPL photofacial, you can restore the beautiful, glowing complexion that age and other factors have altered.
How Does IPL Photofacial Work?
During an IPL photofacial treatment, a handheld device will be passed over the skin, which gently delivers intense pulses of high energy light waves. As the light is absorbed by the skin, the targeted area becomes heated and the light essentially creates a controlled injury. Whatever the light is targeting – whether it’s discoloration, sun damage, or broken capillaries – gets destroyed and is reabsorbed by the body. This process also stimulates the body’s healing response, which encourages the production of collagen and further rejuvenates the skin. With each subsequent treatment, your skin tone and texture will improve.
IPL photofacial can treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including the following:
- Sun damage and age spots
- Hemangiomas, unsightly veins, and other vascular malformations
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Ideal Candidates for IPL Photofacial
IPL photofacial is a non-invasive procedure, making it a suitable treatment for most people seeking skin rejuvenation. Ideal candidates for IPL photofacial in New Orleans include people who have:
- Blotchy skin due to sun damage, melasma, and other factors
- Rosacea, psoriasis, and related skin conditions
- Skin with large pores and acne
- Fine lines and wrinkles
IPL photofacial can be used on the face, hands, neckline, and more. At your consultation, Être’s dermatologists will assess your skin to determine whether you’re a good candidate for this versatile treatment.
Choose Être for IPL Photofacial in New Orleans
The board-certified dermatologists of Être are committed to your safety and comfort, which is why they perform all IPL photofacial treatments themselves. For optimal results, they will expertly customize the treatment to your specific skin type and condition.
Both Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman keep pace with modern developments in dermatology, allowing them to deliver the safest and most effective techniques available. Moreover, Dr. Donofrio currently serves as the president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and she brings this same level of dedication to her practice every day. Dr. Coleman and Dr. Donofrio are both internationally renowned speakers on reversing the signs of facial aging and improving skin quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do IPL Photofacial Treatments Last?
The duration of an IPL photofacial treatment will vary from patient to patient, but sessions usually last 15 to 30 minutes.
Is IPL a Laser Treatment?
Both laser treatments and IPL produce thermal energy to destroy imperfections on the skin, but they are not the same. Lasers (like Fraxel) produce a single wavelength of pure light that is very concentrated, and they are calibrated to emit a specific wavelength based on the goal of treatment.
Conversely, IPL delivers a broad spectrum of wavelengths rather than a single, concentrated beam. While the technology is different, both of these treatments produce excellent results.
When Will I See Results from My IPL Photofacial?
Generally, photofacial results are visible one to two weeks following treatment; however, multiple treatments may be necessary depending on the quality of the skin and the desired results.
Is There Any Downtime After an IPL Photofacial Treatment?
Because IPL photofacial is non-invasive, it produces very minimal downtime. After treatment, you may experience slight redness, swelling, or pigmentation of the skin. These side effects are only temporary and typically subside within one or two days. However, it’s important to avoid exposing treated areas to the sun after treatment, since your skin will be sensitive.
Can IPL Be Used for Darker Skin Tones?
In many cases, IPL is a suitable treatment for darker skin tones. At your consultation, your dermatologist can determine whether you’re a candidate for this procedure, and if not, recommend treatments that would best suit your skin type.