IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial in Frisco, TX

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What is IPL?

The team at Ciao Bella Medical Spa is pleased to offer intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial for individuals who want to address hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and other signs of aging on the face and neck. As a noninvasive procedure, an IPL photofacial utilizes a special device that delivers flashing pulses of light into the skin. This process helps to stimulate the natural collagen regeneration process and produce a smoother, more even skin tone with fewer spots. Dr. Jon Ricks uses the Harmony XL PRO laser by Alma to perform IPL photofacials that create impressive outcomes for our Frisco, TX patients. To determine if this option can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, schedule a skin analysis at our office today.


How quick are the results from IPL?
Visible skin improvements can be noticed following each Harmony XL PRO IPL treatment, but final results are usually noticeable about a month after all of your treatments are done. It’s normal for you to see different results following each session. You should have a gradual improvement in redness, blotchiness, age spots, and sun spots over time.

What are the possible side effects of IPL?
Most men and women notice some minor, temporary side effects, such as swelling, redness, blisters, crusting, or bruising. These symptoms naturally subside within a day or two after the procedure. The treated areas will be sun-sensitive, and excessive exposure to damaging UV rays can impact the results of the procedure. We also recommend using sunscreen to help avoid skin damage.

Do I need to prep for IPL?
To prepare for IPL therapy, Frisco, TX patients are usually asked to avoid sun exposure and self-tanners for 2 – 4 weeks before their appointment. You may be asked to discontinue the use of certain medications and topical creams, like Retin-A, several days before each procedure, and we may recommend that you avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications and blood thinners a week before your treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. You also need to use sunscreen since your skin will be extra sensitive.

Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
We recommend getting a series of IPL treatments to produce natural-looking enhancements in the appearance of your complexion. Each treatment will help to reduce areas of hyperpigmentation and sun spots. Several treatments also allow for longer-lasting aesthetic improvements.

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