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
- Sun damage
- 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.
IPL Photofacial Reviews
"Love this place. The staff is excellent, the pricing reasonable, service outstanding. For years I went to the Bellevue ProClub for IPL treatments on my face for rosacea. I moved to Covington and didn't want to commute to Bellevue, so I found a place nearby (not Concordia) to resume IPL treatments. My first treatment at the new place was so bad I had to stop before it was finished, as it was just too painful. The tech wanted to keep going after I rested, but I couldn't as the pain was too much. I had never experienced pain like that before with IPL, and the tech seemed to be unsure of the cause. Not a good experience. A few months later my rosacea was so bad, I decided to try again, and hope for the best. Thank goodness I did! I set up a consultation at Concordia with Kathy Johnson. I told her about the pain and my concern that I might not be able to stand it. Kathy asked tons of questions and went over how IPL works. She said we would start at a mild setting to make sure I could tolerate it, and work up from that, based on my pain threshold. At our first session she did an excellent job of communicating with me. Letting me know what to expect, checking to make sure I was ok. No pain this time, just a mild stinging, which is normal. I am really grateful to Kathy for her kindness and her professionalism. I was so happy with her work on my face that I also had IPL done on my arms and legs to remove freckles! I highly recommend Concordia and Kathy Johnson, both are outstanding!"- R.L. / Google / Aug 06, 2020
"Dr Domondon is the best in her profession. She is very good at what she does. I recieved different anti aging treatments in her clinic and I am never dissapointed. She truly has an eye of an artist and the hand of an expert. My filler treatment looks very natural and I have that lifted look . Her Botox treatments are perfect. She can customize my Botox the way I want it. She also offers the Glow IPL rejuvenation which restores my skin helping prevent wrinkles. I will never go elsewhere."- J.R. / Google / Aug 06, 2020
"SKIN TRANSFORMATION- UPDATE 12/2021 As a busy mom and entrepreneur, I don’t have the time to wait on those creams that promise to lift and increase cell turn over. I took Dr. Ladie’s professional advice and invested in the BBL and Halo lasers. I also started using ZO medical grade skincare and my skin has never looked better. Lines, wrinkles, spots and laxity has all improved immensely! These photos are not filtered. Dr. Ladie has a team of women who believe in empowering others to be their best self. The staff is friendly, professional and the office is always really organized and clean. I started my journey at Concordia Medical because I was tired and it showed. I didn’t want to look that way anymore and I did something about it. I have referred a number of friends and colleagues to her and everyone loves the personal experience Dr. Ladie provides. My skin glows from the inside and my makeup has never looked better on top of this new skin! Check out the specials she always has for a great savings too!"- J.L. / Google / Dec 11, 2021