IPL® Photofacial in Tampa Bay
If you are looking for a quick way to improve skin tone and texture, we may recommend IPL® photofacial treatments. At Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, we offer this advanced treatment to men and women living in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, FL and the many others who travel to us for Dr. Mohadjer’s expert services.
What is an IPL® Photofacial?
An IPL® photofacial is a facial rejuvenation technique that uses light energy to enhance the skin. Unlike laser treatments, which use a single wavelength of light to deeply penetrate the skin, the IPL® photofacial uses a range of light wavelengths.
This means that the IPL® photofacial does not irritate the skin as much as most laser treatments, and will be able to address a range of skin concerns that are otherwise difficult to treat. The IPL® photofacial can provide the following benefits:
- Reduction in sun spots and age spots
- Improved skin tone
- Smoother skin texture
- Diminished blood vessels
Am I A Good Candidate for an IPL® Photofacial?
If you would like to improve skin tone and texture or eliminate age spots, you may be a good candidate for an IPL® photofacial. However, the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for an IPL® photofacial is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Mohadjer will discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine if the IPL® photofacial is a good fit for you. At this point, we will be able to help you schedule your treatment or find a suitable alternative.
What is the IPL® Photofacial Treatment Like?
Before the IPL® photofacial treatment, we’ll apply a topical cooling gel to the skin and provide you with protective eyewear. These precautions will help keep you safe and comfortable during the treatment. As treatment begins, the IPL® photofacial handpiece will be applied to the skin, where it will emit light energy to the skin’s surface in quick bursts. The handpiece is moved across the skin until the entire area is treated. An IPL® photofacial typically takes about 30 minutes to perform.
What is the IPL® Photofacial Recovery Process Like?
There is no downtime or recovery process after the IPL® photofacial treatment. You may experience some minor redness or sensitivity in the skin, but these are common side effects that typically fade within a few hours. You will be able to return to all normal activities, including most skin care regimens, immediately following your appointment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from an IPL® Photofacial?
The results from your IPL® photofacial treatment will develop in the weeks following your appointment. Since the IPL® photofacial is a gentle treatment, we typically recommend a series of four to six treatment sessions for patients who would like to achieve the maximum benefits of treatment. Once these results are achieved, you can expect them to last about a year. Of course, these results can be prolonged with maintenance treatments.
To learn more about the IPL® photofacial treatment or to schedule your consultation at Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, contact us today. We are proud to serve the residents of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, FL and the world.