Who Is The Best Candidate For An IPL Photofacial?

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Do you feel like your complexion needs a fresh start? If topical creams and other drugstore products are not giving you the results you want, it might be time to consider facial rejuvenation with a professional. Intense pulsed light therapy (also known as IPL) helps adults of all ages achieve better skin tone and texture.

So how does IPL work, and who is a candidate for this procedure? Whether you are concerned about sun damage or dark spots, board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek can perform a custom analysis at our Beverly Hills, CA office. Schedule an appointment at Aesthetic Body Solutions to learn about our unique process.

How does IPL work?

Intense pulsed light therapy penetrates the deep layers of the skin to promote healing from the inside out. So how does IPL work? During treatment, a handheld device emits pulses of broad-spectrum light through contact with the skin. The light draws out impurities, like sun spots and hyperpigmentation, without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. While photofacials work well for most people, not everyone will see the results they want. Below, our clinic shares information about who is an ideal candidate for treatment.

IPL photofacial for wrinkles and more

IPL photofacials are a great way to improve the texture and appearance of your skin without surgery. You can get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, sun damage, dilated capillaries, and more. When you arrive for your assessment, you can point out your problem areas to Dr. Prokupek. Although IPL is noninvasive and considered relatively safe, the following patients should not consider intense pulsed light:

  • Patients with tanned skin
  • Patients currently taking Accutane or a similar acne treatment
  • Patients with severe cases of acne or other skin conditions
  • Women who are pregnant

Talk to the staff at Aesthetic Body Solutions about any relevant medications or medical conditions before undergoing an IPL photofacial. We want to ensure the procedure will be safe for you.

How IPL works

Most facial treatments are time-consuming and require extended recovery time. With IPL treatments, your procedure could take anywhere from 15 – 45 minutes in Beverly Hills, CA. Patients can then return to their day as scheduled. To begin, Dr. Prokupek will clean and dry your skin, then use a topical numbing cream to make you feel comfortable during treatment. We then carefully pass the IPL device over the surface of the skin.

After your appointment

Although each person is different, many patients benefit from several IPL sessions spaced out over a three-week period. This depends on the size of the treatment area and the concerns being addressed. Over the next several days, the irregularities underneath the skin will rise to the surface and begin to flake off. It is important to protect your skin from UV rays to prevent further damage or potential scarring. Visible results can be seen once the skin has finished flaking off.

Intense pulsed light therapy

With so many options available for skin resurfacing, it can be challenging to select the best product or treatment to meet your needs. Board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek is excited to offer IPL photofacials to individuals in Beverly Hills, CA. If you are wondering how intense pulsed light compares to similar procedures, a consultation is the best place to start. Contact Aesthetic Body Solutions to see how this option works for your common skin issues.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.