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What Is an IPL Fotofacial?

There are several skin conditions that can become visible with no causing factors, including rosacea, brown spots, acne, dark circles and fine lines. While their appearance may be out of your control, you do have the power to eliminate them with treatments such as IPL Fotofacials.

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What is IPL?

IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a form of skin rejuvenation that consists of high-intensity pulses of light. During a treatment, this light energy is absorbed into the targeted cells and converted to heat energy, therefore, damaging this target area. But don’t worry—this damage only effects the deep dermis and lowest layers of skin, without injuring the top layers of skin. Light energy during an IPL Fotofacial can also be adjusted depending on the size and severity of the treatment area.

What to Expect from An IPL Fotofacial

While your skin won’t be damaged after an IPL Fotofacial, you do need to be mindful when caring for the treatment area. Your Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care specialist will provide you with more specific advice, but the most important tip is for patients to avoid sun exposure after their session.

After your IPL Fotofacial, there is also a small chance of experiencing the following side effects:

  • Sunburn symptoms
  • Mild soreness
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Blistering (rare)

Side effects are a possibility, but they should not interfere with your daily routine. In fact, most patients return to work immediately after their treatment!

Once your skin is healed, you should notice improvement in its appearance. You may be free of brown spots, acne and other imperfections with just one treatment! But depending on the severity of your skin’s condition, more than one IPL Fotofacial may be necessary. Consult with our skin specialists for a more accurate timeline.

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IPL Fotofacials in Palo Alto

For those looking to address their skin concerns safely and effectively, an IPL Fotofacial may be the treatment for you. Consultations are always free, so if you’re interested in this form of skin rejuvenation, contact us by calling 650.565.8683! Our skin experts are more than happy to meet with you and recommend the best treatment option.

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