IPL Saratoga (Intense Pulsed Light)

Hyperpigmentation, freckles, rosacea, sun spots, and dynamic wrinkles are all curable with intense pulsed light, or IPL, a current photofacial therapy.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Whether you’re concerned about the appearance of your face skin due to sun damage, fine wrinkles, or dark spots, Hebe Medical Spa in Saratoga, NY may do a skin analysis to see if you’re a candidate for IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. Adult men and women with hyperpigmentation or wrinkle concerns on their neck and face might benefit from a photofacial with IPL.

A photofacial is a noninvasive procedure that may be extremely successful and produce excellent results. Our team employs Cutera LimeLight technology to heat the skin cells and activate the natural healing process while also increasing collagen synthesis. You should see a healthier skin with enhanced tone and fewer dark patches over time. To discover more, contact our MedSpa now.

Ideal Candidates

With low or no downtime, IPL accesses the deeper layers of your skin to treat a variety of complexion issues (especially brown lesions and sun spots). Candidates for IPL at Hebe Medical Spa will have rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, wrinkles, visible pores, redness, freckles, melasma, age spots, or broken capillaries, among other issues. During your initial visit, we will check your complexion to see if IPL is right for you.

What To Expect?

With an IPL photofacial treatment, there is typically no downtime, although your skin may be somewhat red and puffy when you leave our facility. This will fade gradually as the day progresses, or you can conceal it with cosmetics if you choose. To avoid irritation and enhance healing, Hebe Medical Spa recommends applying a cream to the skin’s surface. It may also be beneficial to take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory to assist reduce swelling.

Sun damage and other anomalies under the skin will ascend to the surface skin layers over the period of 2–5 days and then begin to peel away. Following an IPL photofacial treatment, you should use sunscreen as much as possible and avoid picking at your skin. While you will see some changes after your initial treatment, it will take numerous IPL sessions to get your desired results. Most patients have 3–6 monthly visits at Hebe Medical Spa.

Procedure Technique

If no further treatments are needed, IPL can be completed in our Saratoga, NY medspa in 20–30 minutes in our minor operations area. Your technician will wash and dry your face before applying special laser shields to your eyes to prepare for the IPL facial.

The IPL procedure is carried out with the use of a portable wand that passes over the skin while producing laser light pulses. While many patients experience slight discomfort during the IPL procedure, it is typically tolerable due to the brief treatment time.

Frequently Asked Question

Every patient case is unique, which means the cost of IPL will be dependent on your individual condition. Hebe Medical Spa offers monthly specials and accepts many forms of payment. During your initial visit, we can help estimate your cost and determine the number of treatments needed for optimal results.

Improvements can be seen after each treatment, but the best results can be seen a month after a full series of treatments is completed. It’s common for patients to respond differently to each treatment session. Patients will see a gradual improvement of redness, blotchiness, sunspots, and age spots over time.

Patients about to undergo an IPL laser treatment are usually asked to avoid self-tanners and excessive sun for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. You should discontinue the use of minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline or Retin-A/Renova several days before each treatment and may be asked to take aspirin or ibuprofen a week before the procedure to help prevent bruising. You should also protect the treated areas with sunscreen between sessions.

Most patients experience mild side effects, like temporary swelling, redness, crusting, bruising, or superficial blisters. These subside within a day or two after the procedure. Patients will not be sun sensitive, but they should keep in mind that excessive sun exposure will affect the results of the procedure. 

Patients should always wear sunscreen to protect their skin, and decrease the appearance of redness, brown spots, wrinkles and skin cancer.

A full series of IPL photo rejuvenation sessions are required in order to provide gradual, natural-looking improvement with little to no risk of the patient’s safety. Multiple sessions also allow for longer-lasting results.

Get Your Glow Back

Do you have wrinkles, sun spots, or a harsh skin texture that bothers you? We invite you to learn more about IPL laser treatments by contacting our medspa in Saratoga, NY and scheduling a skin consultation. We can penetrate the deepest layers of your skin with IPL laser treatments at Hebe Medical Spa, restoring a bright glow and a fresh complexion.

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