Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a technology based on a light platform that allows us to perform numerous cosmetic and medical procedures. This treatment allows for multiple treatment options including reducing skin pigmentation, restoring sun damaged skin, and improving tone and texture. Through powerful light energy, we can assist in the reduction of sun spots, age spots, rosacea, and redness from capillaries, spider veins, and scars.
The treatment offers visible results promptly with minimal downtime. Treatments average approximately 35 minutes and are well tolerated. If you are looking for a quick, non-invasive treatment to restore a youthful look, this is for you! Even better, these treatments can boost collagen production and support healthy complexion.
Starting at $395/session face
Packages can be customized to meet your needs with additional promotional discounts. This can be discussed during your consultation if you choose to purchase multiple sessions.
Avoid deep tanning (tanning bed, tanning creams) 4 weeks before, and 4 weeks after the treatment. If you must go in the sun, use a sunscreen SPF 30 or higher with a mineral component (zinc/titanium). Sun exposure can lead to pigmentary changes.
If you are tan or have a darker skin type, we can utilize a different technique that can assist you in your skin renewal needs. We will provide a complementary skin care consultation on the same day as your procedure.
Avoid any irritating skin products 7 days prior to treatment.
It is recommended that arrive with a clean face free of makeup if possible.
It is best that you refrain from tweezing or waxing (1 week prior).
Do NOT use accutane (6 months prior) or retinol prior to treatment (hold retinol for 7 days). No recent peels or aggressive facial treatments close to the treatment. If you have ever taken gold supplements or medication therapy please advise our office prior to treatment.
DO NOT wear make-up, deodorant, perfumes or powder on the areas to be treated.
If you have a history of herpes (cold sore), please inform our office so that we can prescribe suppressive therapy prior to your treatment. PLEASE INFORM OUR OFFICE IF YOU HAVE A HISTORY OF COLD SORES.
Remember: Hydrate the skin after treatment to achieve the best outcome. Our aesthetician will be happy to discuss the best regimen post treatment.
Post- Treatment Instructions
Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and bumps at the treatment site. It is normal for the treated area to feel like sunburn. Keep the area cool and hydrated. Moisturizing ointment or Aquaphor is recommended post-treatment. Avoid hot showers. Hold retinol products for 5-7 days after the treatment.
Avoid makeup after the treatment for 24 hours. Use moisturizer frequently and freely on the treated area.
Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of dark or light spots. Use sunscreen SPF 30 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment.
Anywhere from 7-14 days after the treatment, shedding of the skin may occur. Do not pick, pull or rub these areas to avoid inadvertent complications. You may notice pigment raising up to the surface. Due to the treatment, the pigment will likely lift and shed a few weeks after the procedure.
Is there downtime with IPL treatments?
No. This procedure is well tolerated. You may experience some redness after the procedure but generally there is minimal downtime. It can be performed at different levels to help fit into your lifestyle. Tell us your goals and let us help you make the best decision for your lifestyle. Some do notice that dark spots may lift up to the surface and are subsequently exfoliated naturally.
When can I restart my retinol?
Our patient's love our Tretinol® and other skincare products, however, we usually recommend holding any retinol products for 5-7 days depending on the depth of the treatment. We can advise you of this at your visit.
How often is an IPL treatment done?
IPL treatments can be done every 4-6 weeks until the desired effect is obtained. We generally recommend 3-4 sessions to optimize results. Maintenance treatments in the future are recommended.
Who will perform IPL treatments?
In New Jersey, only physicians are legally permitted to operate laser devices. We recommend going to a board certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon for the best in safety and results.