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IPL Photofacial: Procedure, Benefits, and Recovery

IPL PhotoFacialModern technology has provided impressive advances in cosmetic procedures. One of the most innovative options currently available is IPL photofacial therapy. IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and this type of therapy relies on photo rejuvenation to improve the appearance of your skin.

The procedure uses photorejuvenation to target discolored skin pigments. To do this, problem areas are targeted to allow the light to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface. This way, the light can change the color of the pigments, restoring the skin’s appearance. The procedure is relatively painless, and most patients only feel a mild discomfort. Most of the time, IPL treatments last for 20 minutes or less.

There are many applications for IPL photofacial treatments. Since IPL targets discoloration in the skin, it can be used for any number of complexion issues. If you suffer from acne scars, stretch marks, age marks or sun damage, IPL can be used to change your appearance. You can also use IPL to treat broken capillaries or rosacea.   Any type of unwanted redness or hyperpigmentation can be treated with IPL.

IPL photofacial treatments are noninvasive, which means the recovery time is minimal. After treatment, patients can resume normal activities immediately. There are very few side effects, and the most common one is redness. This redness lasts a short period of time, and the appearance of your skin will continue to improve over a period of several weeks. For the best results, you will probably need at least two treatments, but many patients have the affected area treated four times or more to see true skin rejuvenation.

Before any cosmetic procedure, it is important to talk to a qualified professional. If you are interested in IPL photofacial treatments in Las Vegas, be sure to visit Anson, Edwards and Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates. We offer high quality care, lead by three board-certified plastic surgeons and a board-certified dermatologist. Contact us today for more information about IPL or other cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate your life.


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