Get Your Skin Prepped for Summer With an IPL Photofacial

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If you’re looking for noninvasive treatment for dark spots and sun damage on your skin, an IPL photofacial can be a great option. The procedure stimulates cell regeneration and collagen production using intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve skin texture and complexion.

If you’re in the Jacksonville, FL area, and looking for ways to get your skin ready for its summer debut, you can visit Limitless Me Wellness for a skin assessment. Double board-certified medical physician Dr. Kia Mitchell offers IPL treatments with Harmony XL PRO technology to prepare your skin for summer and erase sun damage from past summers.

Below, we’ll look at why and when you should consider IPL treatment.

How do IPL treatments improve skin?

If you have sun damage or uneven skin tone due to a health issue, an IPL photofacial can help remove red and brown discolorations.

Unlike laser treatments, IPL therapy uses a device that emits more than one wavelength of pulsating light. This heats the skin and destroys unwanted pigment cells without damaging any of the surrounding cells or tissues. Because your skin will be hypersensitive to sun exposure following treatment, it’s wise to plan ahead, so you don’t have to avoid the sun in the summer months.

The Harmony XL PRO technology used by Dr. Mitchell at Limitless Me Wellness in Jacksonville can reveal results after just one treatment. However, you may need multiple treatments for dark spots.

Final results appear roughly one month after your final photofacial.

Who should get IPL treatment?

IPL photofacials work best on light skin tones and are not recommended for patients with dark skin since the IPL tool can damage pigment cells.

After a consultation with Dr. Mitchell, patients will know if IPL is suitable for them and to what extent it can treat issues, like:

  • Acne scars

  • Age spots

  • Birthmarks

  • Discolored skin from sun exposure or hormonal changes

  • Freckles

  • Redness

When to get an IPL treatment

Timing is essential when planning a course of IPL treatments. Patients must avoid sun exposure and self-tanners for 2 – 4 weeks before treatment. Skin will also be extremely sensitive to the sun for at least one week after treatment, and patients will be instructed to avoid the sun.

Sun exposure almost immediately following IPL treatments can further damage skin and undo the benefits of IPL therapy. Patients should expect to wear sunscreen of at least 30 SPF for the weeks following treatment and avoid tanning.

If your goal is to get clear skin for the summer, planning your IPL treatments in the winter or spring will likely give you the best results.

Get an IPL photofacial in Jacksonville, FL

We start to think more about the condition of our skin in the spring as we plan to spend more time outside in the summer months. However, Dr. Mitchell can advise you on the best course of action for your schedule.

If you’re in the Jacksonville, FL area and thinking about getting IPL therapy for clear, even skin, schedule a consultation with double board-certified medical physician Dr. Kia Mitchell at Limitless Me Wellness.

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