IPL Photofacial in Puyallup, WA

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What is an IPL Photofacial?

The aesthetic professionals at Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics are always privy to many new and up-and-coming skin care technologies. IPL photofacials in Puyallup, WA, are a proven treatment for a wide variety of conditions. Photofacials are a noninvasive way to stimulate new collagen production and refresh your complexion at the same time. Our clinic effectively reduces problems like the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and broken veins. Call us today for more information on IPL photofacials.

Who is a candidate for IPL photofacials?

IPL photofacials use light energy to precisely and safely target common skin issues. Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics can provide an assessment to determine if a photofacial is the right choice for your specific treatment goals.

Common areas that can be treated with IPL include the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back of the arms, and legs. However, treatment can effectively target just about anywhere on the body. Our cosmetic team can address the following skin concerns in Puyallup, WA:

  • Brown and red spots
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Broken veins
  • Spider veins

What to expect during an IPL photofacial

Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics offers a package of 4 – 5 treatments, also known as the Glow Package. These appointments are spread 4 – 6 weeks apart, and we alternate this with our signature dermal peel for optimal results. Many patients notice a difference in their skin after their first treatment, but dramatic outcomes are visible after two to three sessions with our team.

IPL feels like a warm, bright light when applied to the surface of the skin. It may also feel like a rubber band snap but shouldn't feel too uncomfortable. Photofacials are able to cover a large area, and there is very little downtime involved. A few days post-procedure, the treated areas become darker (similar to coffee grinds) before they naturally fall off and fade.

How long is recovery after an IPL Photofacial?

There is minimal downtime with an IPL photofacial, but patients should still take care of their skin to prevent side effects like redness and scarring. Do not pick at the flaking or peeling skin, and avoid applying cosmetics or products that can potentially irritate the area. Sun exposure should also be very limited. Recovery from IPL treatment varies but generally takes less than a week. Our specialists can provide more information during your initial IPL consultation.

IPL photofacial FAQs

Why is collagen production important?

IPL photofacials are a powerful tool for collagen production. Collagen is an essential protein found in our bodies and provides support and elasticity to the skin. Reduction in collagen production over time leads to wrinkles and sagging, which is why it is crucial for proper skin care in Puyallup, WA. Our team is proud to offer a proven treatment for collagen renewal.

What technology do you use for IPL?

Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics offers Elos IPL technology for all of your treatment needs. This reduces mild to moderate wrinkles and other superficial imperfections. This technology can even be combined with sublative RF energy for more powerful results. Our team is excited to offer this technology as we remain at the forefront of new skin care options for local residents.

What is the difference between an IPL and plastic surgery?

IPL treatments can achieve a variety of cosmetic goals with little to no downtime. While plastic surgery options can create great results, they require incisions and a significant amount of time in recovery. You may even have scarring afterward. IPL photofacials are a useful option for men and women who want to achieve similar skin rejuvenating results without the long downtime or scars.

Refresh and rejuvenate your skin with IPL

If you would like to learn what IPL photofacial can do for you, call or stop by Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics in Puyallup, WA. What sets us apart from other aesthetic offices is that we pride ourselves on being voted as the “Best Doctor of South Sound” in 2014 and 2017. In addition, our master aesthetician, Kathy Johnson, has 15 years of experience in laser and IPL treatments. Call to schedule your next skin rejuvenation consultation.

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