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IPL Photo Facial

Comprehensive Cosmetic & Medical Dermatology, Aesthetic Laser Services, Botox, Dermal Filler and PDO Thread & MedSpa in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
IPL Photo Facial

IPL photofacials revitalize your skin and erase imperfections without surgery or an extended recovery. Board-certified dermatologist Sanjiva Goyal, MD, of Coastal Dermatology & Medspa in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, provides IPL photofacials to help you achieve smoother, clearer, younger-looking skin. Call today or use this website to schedule a consultation and learn how this innovative treatment can help you.

IPL Photo Facial Q & A

What is an IPL photofacial?

An IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial uses a laser device to deliver multiple wavelengths of light energy to destroy unwanted pigmentation.

This energy penetrates the outer layers of the skin and is absorbed by the irregular pigmentation beneath. The heat destroys these cells and then rises to the surface of your skin to create a temporary dark lesion that gradually flakes away.

The IPL photofacial leaves you with smooth, evenly toned skin.


Why should I consider an IPL photofacial?

An IPL photofacial is noninvasive, meaning you get a revitalized look without surgery or an extended recovery period. IPL photofacials treat several common skin concerns, including:

  • Age spots and sunspots
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Angiomas
  • Spider veins
  • Freckles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Port wine stains
  • Birthmarks
  • Melasma

Because the laser’s intense light stimulates the production of collagen, a necessary structural protein that boosts skin elasticity and strength, an IPL photofacial can also reduce the severity of wrinkles and fine lines.


What is it like to get an IPL photofacial?

During an IPL photofacial, you relax on a treatment table as your provider glides the hand-held IPL device over your skin. An IPL photofacial causes very little discomfort. It feels like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Your provider can offer a topical anesthetic to ease sensation during treatment.

The entire procedure takes 15-20 minutes. Following treatment, your skin might feel warm and tight, and you might also notice subtle redness. These side effects subside within a few hours.

No downtime is needed following your IPL photofacial. Wear no makeup until the redness disappears, and use gentle products to protect your rejuvenated skin.


When will I see results from an IPL photofacial?

You should start noticing results about a week after your IPL photofacial. The best results appear throughout the following several weeks as collagen builds and your body sheds the pigmented cells.

Some patients achieve the best results after several IPL photofacials. Your provider makes recommendations based on your treatment goals and your skin health.

Schedule your IPL photofacial consultation by calling Coastal Dermatology & Medspa, or book your appointment through this website.