What is IPL?
If you struggle with how your complexion appears because of dark spots or sun damage, BioWell Therapeutics can perform a skin analysis at our Huntsville, AL office to determine if you will benefit from IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. A photofacial with IPL is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin for adults with areas of hyperpigmentation throughout their face and neck. IPL may not be an invasive process, but it can be very effective and produce impressive outcomes. Skilled physician Dr. Daniel Skinner utilizes state-of-the-art technology to send intense pulses of light that warm the skin, encouraging the natural healing process and increasing the production of collagen. In time, you should notice a healthier complexion with a more radiant tone and fewer dark spots.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL is completed inside our Huntsville, AL office in around 20 – 30 minutes. To start the procedure, our technician will wash and dry the skin to be treated before protecting your eyes with special shields. The photofacial is administered using a handheld device that will pass over the skin while emitting pulses of light energy. While most patients will feel mild discomfort throughout the photofacial, it is usually tolerable for the quick treatment length.
What are the benefits of IPL?
Our Huntsville, AL patients who receive IPL therapy talk about a variety of benefits they notice from this treatment, including:
- Reversal of dark spots, signs of aging, and hyperpigmentation
- Treatment of various pesky skin conditions, including acne and rosacea
- Disappearance of visible blood vessels
- Evening out of skin texture and tone
Am I a candidate?
An IPL photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to treat multiple complexion concerns, especially damage caused by years of sun exposure, such as sun spots and brown lesions, with little to no recovery needed. The best candidates for IPL at BioWell Therapeutics may have several concerns with their complexion, which may include sun damage, hyperpigmentation, texture, visible pores, melasma, or spider veins, among others. In your initial consultation at BioWell Therapeutics, Dr. Skinner will examine your complexion to determine if you could benefit from an IPL.
Will I see immediate results from IPL?
Results from IPL treatment are usually gradual. You will not see a dramatic change overnight, but you will start to notice a difference in the appearance of your skin over time. Many patients report that they are happy with their outcomes after several sessions. However, the number of treatments needed depends on your skin type and goals.
What are the expected side effects?
IPL is considered a very safe procedure, but you should be aware of the side effects involved. The most common ones are temporary redness and swelling, which usually dissipate soon after treatment. BioWell Therapeutics can provide you with a list of helpful ways to protect and soothe your skin after each session in Huntsville, AL.
How can I prepare for IPL?
We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our team members to determine your treatment goals and how IPL can help you achieve them. Avoiding sun exposure prior to treatment will help ensure you achieve the best results possible. UV rays can make your complexion more sensitive and prone to further irritation.
FOR A BALANCED, GLOWING COMPLEXION
You probably didn't think too much about your skin when you were a child, but now that skin damage is developing, like sun spots and other blemishes, you now may be interested in procedures to improve the healthy glow of your skin. We invite you to learn more about IPL treatments by calling our Huntsville, AL office and making an appointment for a skin examination with Dr. Skinner. With photofacial treatments at BioWell Therapeutics, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help create a youthful glow and a clear complexion.