IPL | Photofacial in Ogden, Utah
Restore skins youthful appearance with IPL, Intense Pulse Light
The IPL, commonly known as Photofacial, uses a board spectrum of light that pulses through the skins surface. Using different hand pieces, we are able to change the wavelength, which allows us to optimize the treatment for different skin conditions. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by the blood vessels, when treating vascular areas, or melanin, when treating pigmentation.
When the blood absorbs the light, your body’s natural healing response is triggered, breaking down the damaged cells and forming new cells which creates the appearance of youthful, refreshed skin. The process is similar when melanin is absorbed by light. This process causes the breakdown of pigment into smaller particles that rise to the skins surface and flake away as part of your natural healing process.
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Frequently asked questions
What conditions can be treated with IPL?
- Age Spots
Hyperpigmentation / Sun Damage
Port Wine Stains
Poikiloderma of Civatte
How long does an IPL treatment last?
How long an IPL treatment lasts depends on the area(s) you are having done. Generally, the treatment last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. If you ask for numbing, it will take an additional 30 minutes for the anesthetic to set in.
How soon will I see results after the IPL treatment?
How many IPL treatments do I need to see optimial results?
The amount of treatments you will need depends on your skin and the concerns you wish to address. On average, patients have 3 treatments to achieve optimal results!
Can I have IPL while pregnant or nursing?
This treatment has not been tested on people who are pregnant or nursing. We will not perform this procedure in those circumstances.
Does the IPL treatment hurt?
Most clients relate the feeling of the IPL to a gentle snap of an elastic band against the skin. Numbing is not required, however, clients are more than welcome to add numbing to their treatment for $10 an area.
Is IPL safe for all skin tones and skin types?
IPL is not suitable for everyone. Dark skin types have too much melanin to treat safely and we are unable to treat tanned skin. The best way to find out if IPL is right for you is with a free consultation.
Can I wear makeup after an IPL treatment?
Clients are able to wear makeup 24 - 48 hours after treatment. Be sure to apply and remove makeup gently.