Our faces are the first introduction we have to the world. It’s one of the only parts of our body we don’t hide underneath clothing, and it’s often the first thing people see. Unfortunately, when we have skin defects on our faces, it can make us self-conscious and avoid meeting new people.
Skin blemishes like age spots, sunspots, rosacea and uneven skin tone don’t have to be a problem when you have IPL Photofacial treatments. Dr. Nicole Norris offers this high-tech option for IPL facial rejuvenation at her Peru, IL office.
What is IPL Photofacial?
IPL Photofacials in Peru, IL are the high-tech way to remove superficial skin issues without the use of surgery or painful chemicals. Instead, IPL photofacials use concentrated beams of light to penetrate the skin and help solve your skin’s issues.
How Does it Work?
The IPL system delivers a range of lightwaves to the blood and melanin, causing enough damage to have an effect, but not enough for you to notice. Once the hemoglobin and melanin are destroyed, they die and are absorbed into the body, lessening the effect on the skin. Over time, the skin will look cleaner and smoother than ever.
Some of the most popular reasons for an IPL photofacial are:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Additional scarring
- And more
What Are Treatments Like?
The experience of the appointment gets easier over time. During the early parts of treatment, you may feel a tingling sensation as the melanin in the skin absorbs the light. As the melanin and the skin’s issues begin to go away, the treatment gets easier.
Procedure times will vary depending on the size of the area being treated, but most appointments are completed under an hour. You will begin to see results after the first treatment session, but the best results are seen after multiple sessions. Most people require up to five treatment sessions, spaced about a month apart.
IPL photofacial treatments require no downtime and very few side effects. You can go immediately from your appointment to work or back home without having to worry about unwanted side effects. Most patients describe the treated area as feeling sensitive and red, almost as if they just got a sunburn.
You can get started on learning even more about IPL photofacials by scheduling your first consultation in our office in Peru, IL. During this meeting, a member of our medical team will answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure, and find out how an IPL photofacial could be right for you.