How is an IPL photofacial performed?
An IPL photofacial is performed using a handpiece that emits quick flashes of light. In each area being treated, you will see the light and feel a sensation like a rubber band snapping on your skin. We recommend taking an over-the-counter pain reliever prior to the treatment. Local topical anesthetic may be administered to keep you comfortable, but is rarely necessary.
For 48 hours after your treatment, your skin may feel like it is sunburned. The full results of your treatment should be visible within two to three weeks depending on the location of treatment (i.e., face vs. chest or arms). Generally, patients require 1 to 3 treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals, and after those results, Dr. Tansavatdi recommends maintenance treatments 2 to 4 times a year to keep your skin looking healthy and at its best.