Four Tips to Prepare for an IPL Photofacial

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Do you have unsightly dark spots on your skin or areas of sun damage? You may have tried skin bleaching creams and other lotions to smooth the skin, but nothing helps. Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can rejuvenate your skin on the face and neck. In this blog, we will look at four tips on how to prepare for an IPL photofacial.

Dr. Jeanine Thomas at Devine Aesthetic Solutions provides services for patients near Arlington, Fort Worth, Midlothian, and Euless, TX. She offers IPL treatments to help boost the skin’s natural regeneration processes to produce more collagen and elastin. Following the noninvasive treatments, many patients notice impressive skin results.

At Devine Aesthetic Solutions, our team uses the Harmony XL PRO technology for IPL therapy. When you book a consultation, our team will determine if IPL photofacials are right for your particular needs.

Tips to prepare for an IPL treatment

Below are four tips to prepare for an IPL photofacial:

  1. Schedule a skin assessment with Dr. Thomas and the aesthetic team at Devine Aesthetic Solutions to determine if IPL treatments will help meet your needs. We will assess your skin and look for signs of sun damage, brown spots, wrinkles, broken vessels, rough texture, rosacea, and brown spots. Our team will discuss your skin care goals and outline what you can expect to achieve with IPL treatments.

  2. Prior to undergoing IPL treatments, you should avoid tanning or exposing yourself to excessive levels of sun. Abstain from using any self-tanners for at least one month before the treatment day. Protect your skin from potential sunburn.

  3. Prepare a list of any current medications that you might be taking to present to Dr. Thomas and the team at Devine Aesthetic Solutions.

  4. On the scheduled day of the procedure, avoid putting on any makeup. Simply clean your skin before the IPL treatments. Our aesthetic team will cleanse your skin prior to treatment.

The IPL facial is performed as an outpatient procedure. It typically takes about 30 minutes or less. You should arrange a ride home following the treatment.

What are the potential side effects of IPL?

Following IPL treatments, you may experience side effects. Potential side effects of IPL facials can include:

  • Swelling

  • Sunburn

  • Pinkness

  • Scabs

  • Blisters

If you experience side effects, they should resolve themselves in a few days. If you do experience any scabbing or blisters, you should avoid scratching or picking, which could lead to scarring.

How long before I see results from IPL?

You may start to notice facial improvements following an IPL treatment, but in most cases, the optimal results appear in about a month. Patients usually start to notice fading of blotchiness, brown spots, and redness over time.

Typically, we recommend a series of IPL treatments to achieve the best results possible. With each treatment, your skin will start to rejuvenate, and you’ll notice fewer irregularities and spots. Undergoing multiple sessions will help you achieve greater and longer-lasting results.

Schedule a consultation today

If you are ready to experience smoother and less blotchy skin, contact Dr. Jeanine Thomas at Devine Aesthetic Solutions in Arlington, TX to schedule a consultation. You’ll meet with our team to determine if IPL treatments or another option are right for your individual needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.