IPL Photofractional™ treatment is a complete skin rejuvenation solution, enabling your physician to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin aging concers such as age and sun spots, fine lines, acne scars, uneven texture and skin tone.
Our unique rejuvenation technology combines two solutions, IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and non-ablative skin resurfacing, so that both skin tone and texture can be treated simultaneously.
How does it work?
By combining both IPL and fractional treatment, both skin pigmentation and fine lines can be improved during the same treatment session. Lumenis® IPL technology removes lightens the appearance of unwanted pigmentation and blood vessels from the skin, while the fractional laser stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deeper layers of the skin to promote tighter youthful looking skin.
Each visit includes 1 IPL + 1 Fractional Laser treatment (In our Las Colinas office our non-ablative solution is Fraxel. In our North Dallas office our non-ablative solution is ResurFX™.)
What should I expect with IPL Photofractional Treatment?
Following the first session, you should begin to notice improvement in skin tone and pigmentation. Typically, about 3 sessions are needed before improvement in the skin texture and fine lines is visible. Optimal results are achieved after 3-5 sessions separated by 2-6 weeks intervals. You will, however, continue to see improvements for up to six months following the IPL photofractional treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, patients typically experience some redness or swelling, depending on their customized treatment settings. The swelling should diminish after a few hours and the redness will fade over the next day or next few days. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities the very same day. Patients should stay out of direct sun for a few days following the treatment and to apply sun screen.
|Treatment Type||Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Light Therapies|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Acne Scarring, Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Melasma/Freckles, Uneven Skin Texture, Wrinkles|
To ensure utmost comfort, your physician should typically apply a topical numbing cream before treatment and/or use air cooling during treatment. Depending on your specific concern, you can expect the session to last 15-30 minutes. You may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable.