If you experience hyperpigmentation, redness, or broken blood vessels, an intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial can help you achieve more evenly toned skin. Ben Cilento, MD, MHA, and his team at Butterfly MedSpa and Wellness proudly offer this advanced treatment to residents of Spring, Texas. Call today to schedule a consultation, or book your visit online in just a few clicks.
Intense pulsed light, commonly called IPL or photofacials, is a medical aesthetics treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of your skin. These treatments differ from laser therapies because they use multiple wavelengths of pulsating light rather than a single concentrated beam of light.
Photofacials target areas of concentrated pigmentation within your skin. They create heat that prompts your skin to produce new collagen and other tissues. Treatments can also address broken blood vessels by heating the coagulated blood trapped within.
IPL photofacials are an outstanding treatment option for many common skin conditions. Some of the issues that respond well to photofacials include:
IPL photofacials also create a more glowing, evenly toned complexion. In fact, many people are so pleased with their results that they make photofacials part of their ongoing skin care routine. These treatments are a great option for people who are not good candidates for laser therapy or microneedling.
IPL photofacials are a powerful treatment option that does not require any form of skin disruption. Unlike microneedling, which penetrates the skin using thin needles, or chemical peels, which remove the outermost layers of skin, IPL photofacials trigger your skin to renew itself.
You may feel mild burning or stinging sensations during treatments, but there is no significant discomfort. Afterward, give your skin a few days to adjust and avoid exposure to hot water, steam, or harsh exfoliants. It’s also important to wear high-quality sunscreen to protect your skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays.
While IPL photofacials are an excellent treatment option for many, not everyone is a good candidate for these treatments. It’s important to let your practitioner know if you take any medications that make your skin more sensitive to light.
When you’re ready to learn more, call Butterfly MedSpa and Wellness to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option, offering easy access to the practice at any time of day.