How IPL facials can improve the skin’s texture and tone

Clearing the skin of imperfections might feel daunting when various skin concerns are present. Fortunately, there is a wide selection of treatments that are designed to improve the skin in such conditions. Our Thrive Med Spa and Wellness team in Honolulu, Hawaii, may recommend IPL facials due to their many benefits.

What is an IPL photofacial?

The IPL photofacial, sometimes just referred to as an IPL facial, is an aesthetic procedure that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve the appearance of the skin. It is a non-invasive treatment that targets various skin conditions and imperfections such as age spots, sun damage, rosacea, and acne.

How does an IPL facial improve the skin’s texture and tone?

The IPL photofacial delivers high-intensity bursts of broad-spectrum light directly into the skin. This light penetrates deep into the dermis, targeting both melanin and hemoglobin, responsible for the skin’s discoloration and redness. The heat from the light also stimulates collagen production, helping improve skin texture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, making it an excellent anti-aging treatment for men and women as well!

What should I expect during my IPL photofacial treatment with Dr. Scott Sanderson?

During an IPL facial at Thrive Med Spa and Wellness, a handheld device is used to deliver the light pulses to targeted areas of the skin. Patients might experience a slight tingling sensation or mild discomfort during the procedure, but many find it to be tolerable and well worth the results. The treatment typically takes anywhere between thirty to sixty minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. Afterward, there may be some redness or swelling in the treated areas, but these side effects usually subside within a day or two for most.

Am I a good candidate for an IPL photofacial?

The best way to determine candidacy for this and other skin care services at Thrive Med Spa and Wellness is by calling the office of Dr. Scott Sanderson and his professional team to discuss your needs and schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation. Call (808)-353-5536 to request a visit to our office, located at 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 700 and serving patients in and around the cities of Ewa Beach, Pearl City, Waikiki, and Kaneohe, HI.