Will an IPL Photofacial Make me Look Younger?

Your face is more exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays than the rest of your skin. So, as you get older, signs of age, like wrinkles and sunspots, are more prominent on your face than the rest of your body. With IPL photofacial technology, however, your face can look decades younger with one simple treatment.

At Utopia Med Spa, our doctors are dedicated to bringing you the latest in cosmetic enhancements. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide to how an IPL photofacial can take years off of your face.  

Our skin changes as we age

There are many factors behind the aging of our skin. The worst culprit is the sun. With increased exposure to those harmful UV rays, our skin cells break down far more rapidly. And, because we’ve aged, our skin just doesn’t have the resources to repair itself anymore.

This is because once we hit our 30s, our skin begins to slow down its production of collagen and elastin — the proteins that keep our skin hydrated, tight, elastic, and youthful. This happens dramatically during menopause as well, so women are especially hit by this problem.

The sun also causes melanin to cluster together in your skin to form age spots and makes veins visible on the surface of your skin, so you can see how your skin becomes weak and blemished as you age. 

How IPL photofacials work

IPL photofacials use intense pulsed light, a technology that sends targeted light energy to the deep layers of your skin to break up your blemishes and encourage collagen production in your skin. 

Your cells absorb this light energy as heat, which effectively gets rid of imperfections like veins and hyperpigmentation. An IPL photofacial is great for you if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Age spots, freckles, brown pigmentation
  • Red pigmentation, spider veins, rosacea 
  • Port wine stains
  • Melasma
  • Hemangiomas (a bright red birthmark)
  • Moderate fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull skin tone
  • Acne scarring   

IPL light is harmless, yet effective at targeting imperfections in the deepest tissues of your skin. It also helps to stimulate production of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin youthful.

How many treatments will I need?

Most of our clients require about 3-5 treatments to get their desired results. We spread treatments out by several weeks, so that your skin has time to respond to treatment. Because IPL photofacials are noninvasive, you won’t need any downtime afterward, though you may experience some mild redness and swelling.

Results will build gradually as you progress through your treatment and your skin naturally removes damaged cells and ups its production of collagen. You’ll notice your final and desired results about 6-12 weeks after your very last session.   

Get started on IPL photofacial appointments and turn back the clock just like you’ve been wanting to. Call us or make an appointment right on our website today.