Are IPL Photofacials Good for my Facial Skin?

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Thousands of over-the-counter products promise to give you the perfect complexion. But when drugstore creams fail to address uneven skin tone and acne scars, an advanced IPL photofacial may be what you need in Jacksonville, FL. This cutting-edge laser treatment can reduce years of sun-damaged skin and signs of aging in just a few sessions.

While IPL is considered safe for most skin types, it's important to consult with a qualified professional before moving forward. Double board-certified physician Dr. Kia Mitchell and the aesthetic team at Limitless Me Wellness can help you understand the risks and benefits of IPL. Read on to learn about this popular skin rejuvenation procedure and what you can expect from your first session.

How healthy is your complexion?

Dark spots and old acne scars can really change the way you see yourself. Fine lines can also make you feel less than confident about your appearance. These common but frustrating issues are caused by age, sun damage, and loss of collagen over the years. An IPL photofacial reverses skin damage and signs of aging through intense pulses of light that boost natural collagen production.

What goes into IPL treatment?

Limitless Me Wellness uses the Alma Harmony XL PRO laser to perform our innovative IPL photofacial. This high-performance device delivers adjustable pulses of light in quick succession, which means our professionals can deliver fast results with less risk of skin damage. The gentle handpiece is noninvasive and doesn't cause pain or discomfort.

Is IPL safe for my skin?

IPL is considered a low-risk procedure for most people. However, patients at Limitless Me Wellness need to go through a skin rejuvenation assessment to determine if their skin type is a good match for IPL in Jacksonville. Patients may not be candidates for IPL if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Sun-damaged skin in the last 2 – 4 weeks

  • Suffer from dermatitis or eczema in the treatment area

  • Have an active infection in the treatment area

  • Take a medication that makes the skin more sensitive to light

  • Are pregnant or believe they are pregnant

You may be asked to stop using medications like Retin-A for a few days before each IPL session to reduce your risk of side effects. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other blood thinners should also be avoided for 5 – 7 days before IPL.

How do I improve my results after IPL?

Limitless Me Wellness is happy to help patients achieve excellent results by providing a detailed set of recovery instructions. We highly recommend avoiding sun exposure after IPL to prevent skin damage that could lead to scarring. Sun-damaged skin can be painful and devastating to your recovery. A good moisturizer can also help prevent dryness or irritation.

Here are a few additional tips to consider after IPL treatment:

  • Avoid pools, saunas, and hot tubs until your skin is fully recovered

  • Avoid products with exfoliants, harsh chemicals, and heavy fragrances

  • Gently wash your face with gentle soap and lukewarm water

  • Do not pick or scratch your skin

Complete skin rejuvenation with IPL

Skin problems can be frustrating, but there is a way to find relief. Limitless Me Wellness is ready to help you reclaim your confidence through an IPL photofacial. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kia Mitchell for more information about this laser treatment. We can help you achieve a complexion that makes you look and feel your best in Jacksonville, FL.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.