See a significant improvement in your skin’s tone and clarity in as little as one treatment.
Immediately following IPL, your skin may feel slightly warm and tight, similar to a mild sunburn. Dark spots may initially appear darker before sloughing off over the next 7-14 days. You might notice more pigment initially due to IPL’s ability to treat damage in deeper layers of skin that has not surfaced yet. To protect the emerging healthy skin, avoid scrubbing, rubbing, or picking at any darkened areas. You must apply a daily SPF 30+ after treatment to protect your skin and prevent future damage.
If your IPL treatment targeted facial redness and broken vessels, you might notice slight swelling in treated areas and greying of treated vessels. The IPL causes these broken vessels to collapse, and they will fade over the next 7-14 days. Multiple treatments are generally needed to see significant improvements in rosacea and facial flushing, but increased clarity and decreased redness can be seen after each treatment.
Most clients experience a substantial and visible improvement with one IPL treatment. However, a series of at least three treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart is generally recommended, especially if extensive sun damage or redness is present. Once a series is completed, many clients maintain their results with an annual treatment each fall or winter. For clients concerned about skin texture AND tone, IPL can be combined with ResurFX™ laser resurfacing in a treatment called “Photofractional” to smooth the skin’s surface while simultaneously improving clarity.
Refinery Skin Clinic providers strongly recommend using SkinMedica’s EVEN & CORRECT product line and the LUMIVIVE™ System before and after your IPL to accelerate, enhance, and maintain your results. EVEN & CORRECT’s trio of pigment-busting products will further improve your skin’s clarity and also prevent future pigmentation from forming. LUMIVIVE™ will provide a bio-barrier against blue light and other environmental aggressors from damaging skin during the day and recharges the skin’s essential repair process at night. We also recommend a physical SPF, like SkinMedica’s Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34, to protect your skin after IPL.
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