What is an IPL Photofacial?
IPL, which stands for Intense Pulsed Light, is a photorejuvenation treatment to help reduce the appearance of many skin issues, including rosacea, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, large pores, melasma, freckles, age spots, spider veins, stretch marks, broken capillaries, blood vessels, and more. This treatment can be performed anywhere on the body to help you look and feel your absolute best!
Who is a Candidate?
Healthy individuals who are looking to improve the look of their skin without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure, and who are tired of living with skin blemishes and irregularities can often benefit from this treatment option. However, those who are tanned or have naturally dark skin may experience some changes in pigmentation after an IPL treatment. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Janiga.
During the procedure, you will wear eye protection, and an IPL device will be pressed to the treatment areas of the body, emitting a light that heats the collagen beneath the skin. This encourages the production of more collagen to help fill in lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as some acne scars. The laser light is also absorbed by capillaries, damaging and eliminating them from the skin for a smoother, more even complexion. The treatment is described as feeling like a rubber band being snapped against the skin with mild discomfort, however a cool gel is applied before treatment to help ensure a comfortable experience.
IPL Treatment with Dr. Jennifer Janiga
Intense Pulsed Light laser treatments can be used for a variety of skin conditions.
At Janiga MDs, Dr. Timothy Janiga specializes in plastic surgery and Dr. Jennifer Janiga specializes in dermatology, giving their practice a unique, comprehensive perspective on their patients’ cosmetic needs in the Reno, Nevada area.
Results & Recovery
Following your IPL treatment for blood vessels, there is little to no downtime needed. Patients may feel as though they have a mild sunburn, which will subside within 24 hours. Hot water and prolonged sun exposure should be avoided for up to two days following the procedure to help ensure optimal results.
The number of treatment sessions may vary depending on your individual aesthetic goals. Most patients will need to undergo 2-6 treatments spaced four weeks apart. The length of your results will depend on the types of blemishes that area treated, as well as how large of an area that you wish to improve.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a solution to skin irregularities, contact our Reno office today! For more information or to set up a consultation, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.