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 on most areas of 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 a surgical procedure, and who are tired of living with skin blemishes and irregularities can often benefit from this treatment option. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Janiga or Darci Page, NP-C.
What Device is used for a Photofacial?
At Janiga MDs, we have two options to choose from to perform your photofacial: Lumecca by InMode or Max G by Palomar. Both are great devices on their own, and the best one based on your skin type, desired results, and skin color will be used to tailor your treatment specifically to you.
During the procedure, you will wear eye protection, and an IPL device will be applied to the treatment areas of the body, emitting a light that heats collagen and encouraging the production of more collagen to smooth lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. The laser light is also absorbed by capillaries and brown spots, 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 little discomfort.
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 photofacial, there is little to no downtime needed. Patients may feel as though they have a mild sunburn, which will subside within 24 hours.
The number of treatment sessions may vary depending on your individual aesthetic goals. Most patients will undergo 2-4 treatments spaced four weeks apart.
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.