What is an Intense Pulsed Light Facial?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Facial or Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, such as brown spots, sun damage and red spots, and Rosacea. The bright light passes through the epidermis, drawing out the pigment producing cells and dispersing the uneven pigment. IPL Photofacial can be used anywhere on the body but is most commonly used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back arms, legs.

How It Works

IPL Photofacial is Intense Pulsed Light that emits multiple wavelengths into the skin and effectively targets pigment producing cells below the surface of the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy and destroys the hyperactive melanin producing cells in the layers of your skin, eventually dispersing pigmented areas. The spots are pulled to the surface, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that eventually flakes off revealing beautiful, radiant skin beneath.

Do Photofacials Hurt?

This varies from person to person, but is often compared to the feeling to a rubber band snapping on skin.

Possible Side Effects

Side effects from a Photofacial at Skin Tight Aesthetics are minimal. You may experience minor discomfort, swelling, and redness in the treatment area, all of which will subside within 24 hours of treatment.

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