IPL® Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation

IPL® photofacials use intense pulsed light to eliminate spot lesions on the skin. At Dermatology Affiliates, our team of board-certified dermatologists offers this laser treatment as a very effective and safe procedure for those who want to look younger and more refreshed. We serve the residents of Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding area from our offices in East Cobb, Buckhead, and Midtown.

What Is an IPL® Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation?

An IPL® photofacial is an outpatient procedure performed with intense pulsed light lasers that target skin imperfections to correct and improve the look of the skin. Our technicians (either PAs or RNs) use a special wand to send beams of light into a precise area of your body or face to erase the imperfections on the skin. It takes about 45 minutes to complete each IPL® session.

What Conditions Can Be Treated With an IPL® Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation?

Our dermatologists can treat several skin conditions with the IPL® laser:

  • Freckles
  • Redness in the face
  • Sun damage and spots

What Does the Skin Normally Look Like Afterwards?

Following an IPL® photofacial, it is common for the skin in the targeted areas to be a little swollen and red. In rare cases, the skin may appear slightly blistered, but this usually disappears in just a few days.

How Many Treatments Are Necessary?

The number of treatments varies between patients, with most usually requiring two to three treatments with the IPL® lasers to achieve their desired results. Treatments are scheduled about three to four weeks apart with each session lasting about 45minutes.

How Long Does It Take for Results to Become Noticeable?

Most patients see some improvement in brown spots within one to two weeks, but the decrease in redness may not be noticeable until all of the sessions are complete.

Do Any Precautions Need to Be Taken During the Recovery Period?

Skin is usually more likely to burn when you are exposed to the sun which makes it very important to wear sunscreen when outside. We recommend that these treatments not be done in the summer.

How Long Will the Results Last?

While they vary with each patient, most enjoy the benefits of IPL® photofacials for at least two years.

Who Should Not Undergo an IPL® Photofacial?

IPL® photofacials allow individuals to have improved skin color. This is beneficial for patients who want their skin to look more polished but do not want other people to notice that they had a cosmetic procedure. However, IPL® treatment is not recommended for patients who:

  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Have dark skin
  • Have lupus
  • Scar easily

How Much Does an IPL® Photofacial Cost?

Insurance companies consider skin rejuvenation treatments to be cosmetic procedures, so they do not cover the costs. At Dermatology Affiliates, we accept major credit cards, personal checks, and cash as forms of payment. Call us if you have any questions about how much your treatment may cost. The team of physicians at Dermatology Affiliates provides personalized care to our patients. We serve the residents of Marietta, Atlanta, and neighboring communities in Georgia, offering the newest and most effective technologies to help them maintain optimal skin health and regain self-confidence. Contact our office that is nearest you to schedule a consultation.