IPL Photofacial works by stimulating deeper tissues of the skin with concentrated light. This procedure helps to address different skin conditions and to reach their beauty goals. Read about these procedures below and then call us at (888) 983-2649 to find out which would be most beneficial for you.
IPL Photofacial™Treatment in Princeton – See Limelight Facial by Cutera in Princeton, NJ for the details on the machine we use.
IPL Photofacial is an ideal treatment for skin care concerns ranging from redness, light acne scars and rosacea to broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation. IPL Photofacial involves a non-ablative laser that has been carefully calibrated to seek out specific pigments in the skin – redness, darker discolored patches or dark spots from acne scarring.*
The actual IPL Photofacial procedure feels like the mild snapping of rubber bands against the skin’s surface. With each snap, the IPL Photofacial penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to treat the issues at the source.*
For successful elimination of redness, sun spots and old acne scars, a patient will likely require multiple IPL Photofacial treatments.*
The Photofacial can truly create a marked difference in the patient’s skin over time, since the skin continues to improve for weeks after the actual IPL treatment.
When Is It Possible to Return to Normal Activities After IPL Photofacial in Princeton, NJ
Immediately following an IPL Photofacial, a patient is free to resume his or her daily activities. Each IPL Photofacial treatment is conveniently quick and takes only about fifteen to twenty minutes from start to finish. For this reason, many patients seamlessly integrate their IPL Photofacial into their lives by getting treatments during their lunch hour. A brief period of facial redness is the most common side effect of the IPL Photorejuvenation, although this can easily be covered up with liquid foundation, powder or a concealer until the redness subsides, usually within an hour or so.*
How does IPL Photorejuvenation in Princeton Work?
The prolonged exposure to the sun produces severe skin damage. As we get older, some of that damage is manifested by irregular or blotchy pigmentation spots, called solar lentigenes, which can occur on the face, arms, hands, shoulders, and chest. Some may feel that these spots detract from their beauty as they interfere with the clarity of skin color.*
To combat this, our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system in Princeton NJ uses the 600 nm wave length and specifically targets this superficial pigment in the epidermis. By using a wavelength spectrum with strong melanin absorption and weak hemoglobin absorption, much lower fluence (power) is needed for effective treatment.
Pulses are controlled by a closed-loop power control that regulates every pulse for consistent, safe results. A standard pulsed light system, in contrast, uses a broad spectrum and requires much higher fluences for similar outcomes since a large portion of the light is not effective in the treatment.*
How Many Sessions of IPL Photorejuvenation in Princeton NJ will I Need?
Two to four treatments are needed for optimum results. Some discoloration may be seen in the area immediately following the treatment.
Within one to three weeks the lesion gradually flakes off.*
IPL Treatments take only a few minutes and are usually quite painless. The sensation of a mild brief pinching sensation is sometimes felt.
*Disclaimer: Individual Results May Vary.