IPL PhotoFacial | North Andover

Improve Skin Tone & Texture

If wrinkles, sun spots, and other signs of aging affect your self-confidence, a simple solution is within reach. The medical team at MD Esthetics in North Andover, Massachusetts, uses intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials to rejuvenate skin and take years off your appearance. Call to schedule a consultation with the MD Esthetics team or book an appointment online to find out if IPL therapy is right for you.

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IPL Photofacial Q & A

What are IPL photofacials?

An intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial uses light energy to treat unwanted signs of aging, such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Freckles
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Varicose veins
  • Rosacea
  • Unwanted body hair
IPL therapy reduces or eliminates hair on your face, neck, and other areas of your body. It’s like laser treatment but releases light energy to skin at various wavelengths to maximize results. IPL penetrates deep within the skin without harming the top skin layers to minimize damage.

How does IPL therapy work?

IPL therapy improves skin tone and texture because pigment in skin absorbs light energy, which gets converted to heat. The heat destroys unsightly spots, unwanted freckles, or hair follicles to prevent hair regrowth.

During treatment, an MD Esthetics provider cleans your skin and applies a cooling gel to it to enhance anti-aging effects and minimize discomfort. He moves the IPL technology over your skin so light can penetrate it. The procedure isn’t painful, but you might feel slight discomfort or the sensation of a rubber band snapping against your skin.

The length of time an IPL photofacial lasts depends on the areas treated and the condition of your skin, but it usually takes between 20-60 minutes.

What happens after treatment?

After IPL treatment, your provider again cleans your skin and removes the gel. There’s no downtime, but your skin might temporarily look puffy or red. It’s important to protect skin from the sun for about a week and consistently use sunscreen after that.

Your provider might recommend a series of 3-5 treatments spaced about one month apart to achieve optimal results, and annual maintenance treatments after that. You might notice the most desirable results several months after your series of treatments.

Am I a good candidate for an IPL photofacial?

After a thorough consultation and skin exam, a provider at MD Esthetics lets you know if you’re a good candidate for an IPL photofacial. The technology might not work well on uneven areas and isn’t recommended for people with melasma, raised scars, or darker skin tones. Your provider might suggest you postpone treatment if you’re taking certain medications.

When you’re ready for evenly-toned, younger-looking skin, schedule a consultation at MD Esthetics to learn more about IPL photofacials or book an appointment online today.

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