If your complexion is marred with dark spots or sun damage, an aesthetician at DallasFaceDoc can perform a skin examination at our office in Highland Park to determine if you will benefit from IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy using the advanced Rohrer Aesthetics Spectrum Laser system. A photofacial with IPL is a rejuvenating skin treatment for men and women with hyperpigmentation on their neck and face. Although a photofacial is a noninvasive process, it can be highly effective and create impressive outcomes. Personally trained by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Masoud Saman, an aesthetician at DallasFaceDoc will use intense pulses of light energy to raise the temperature of your skin cells, which will start the natural healing process and increase the production of collagen. In time, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with an improved tone and fewer spots.
A photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to correct several complexion problems (particularly brown lesions and sun spots) with minimal or no recovery time. The best candidates for IPL treatments at DallasFaceDoc will have many issues with their complexion, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, visible pores, redness, melasma, sun and age spots, or dilated capillaries. A trained aesthetician will examine your complexion to determine if you will benefit from a photofacial during your initial consultation.
An IPL photofacial is completed at our Dallas, TX office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our well-equipped treatment rooms. To prepare for the IPL facial, your aesthetician will wash and dry your skin before protecting your eyes with special shields. The IPL photofacial is performed using a handheld wand that will pass over your skin while emitting laser energy pulses. It feels a little bit like being snapped with a rubber band. While you may have mild discomfort throughout your IPL photofacial, it's usually bearable given the fast treatment length.
What to Expect
There usually is no recovery time needed with an IPL photofacial treatment, but you may leave our office with your skin a little red and swollen. This will subside naturally in several hours, but it can be covered with makeup if you prefer. DallasFaceDoc suggests you apply a cream on the treated skin to minimize any irritation and promote healing. It may also help to use an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to help decrease swelling. Over the next 2 – 5 days, the blemishes under the skin will rise to the surface skin layers and then start to flake away. It is necessary to protect your skin with sunscreen after an IPL photofacial treatment and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you will have some improvements after your first treatment, ideal results will appear after multiple IPL photofacial treatments. We recommend scheduling 3 – 6 sessions spaced four weeks apart for optimal improvements.
Get Your Glow Back
You probably didn't think much about your skin's health when you were young, but now that skin damage, such as hyperpigmentation and other irregularities are becoming visible, you now may be interested in IPL photofacial treatments to improve your complexion. Find out more about IPL photofacial treatments by contacting our office in Dallas, TX to schedule an appointment for a skin assessment. With IPL photofacial treatments at DallasFaceDoc, we can reach the deeper layers of skin to help restore a radiant glow and a healthy complexion.