IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Photofacial in San Marcos, TX2023-01-06T18:24:41-06:00

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Photofacial in San Marcos, TX

What is IPL?

Women and men who are concerned about dark spots or sun damage on their skin might be ideal candidates for intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments at Aesthetics of Central Texas. An IPL photofacial is a skin treatment for hyperpigmentation on the face and neck. Using state-of-the-art Harmony XL PRO technology by Alma, intense pulses of light are precisely delivered to the treatment area to stimulate the natural regeneration process and increase collagen production. Over time, you should begin to see a healthier complexion, a more even tone, and decreased areas of hyperpigmentation. Schedule a consultation with our team in San Marcos, TX to see if this solution is right to renew your skin.

Intense Pulse Light FAQ

Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?2022-04-24T17:23:35-05:00

Multiple IPL treatments with Harmony XL PRO are recommended to deliver gradual improvements to your complexion. Every session helps to fade sun spots and hyperpigmentation. Several sessions also allow for longer-lasting aesthetic improvements.

Do I need to prep for IPL?2022-04-24T17:23:03-05:00

To prepare for IPL therapy, patients are typically asked to avoid self-tanners and sun exposure for at least two weeks before their appointment. You might need to discontinue the use of certain medications and topical creams, like Retin-A, a few days prior to each appointment, and we may recommend that you avoid taking blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications for one week before your procedure to help prevent developing bruises.

What are the possible side effects of IPL?2022-04-24T17:22:34-05:00

Most women and men have minor side effects, such as temporary redness, swelling, blisters, bruising, or crusting, which should fade 2 – 3 days following your treatment. You will be sensitive to direct sunlight, and sun exposure can negatively impact your results. Whenever you go outside, you should always wear sunscreen or cover the treated area.

How quick are the results from IPL?2022-04-24T17:21:56-05:00

Some skin improvements can often be noticed after each Harmony XL PRO IPL treatment, but the best results typically develop about one month after all of your treatments are done. It’s common for patients to get varying results after each session. You will most likely have an incremental improvement in blotchiness, redness, sun spots, and age spots as time goes on.

How much does IPL cost?2022-04-24T17:21:27-05:00

Your skin is unique so your cost for IPL treatments will vary based on your personal concerns. During your initial visit, Dr. Irwin can estimate your treatment cost and explain how many sessions are required to fit your needs and goals.

NOTICE: The content on this page has been reviewed and approved by the Aesthetics of Central Texas Executive Medical Review Board.

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