Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Southwest, Austin, TX
Photofacials (light-based photorejuvenation therapy) are used to treat a variety of skin issues including redness, sun-damage, age spots, pigmentation, fine lines, and large pores. At Pure Dermatology, we offer cutting-edge technology in the M22 IPL, which is FDA-approved and clinically proven to help treat a variety of skin conditions.
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) works by emitting a broad spectrum of light, targeting specific chromophores within the skin. In the case of photofacials, these pulses address pigmentary irregularities, sun damage, and broken capillaries. As the light penetrates the skin, it breaks down pigmented cells and stimulates collagen production, fostering a more even complexion and improved skin texture.
IPL Photofacials can also be used to treat rosacea, with reductions of 80-90 percent possible with multiple treatments.
IPL Photofacials can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, and even the back of hands. For the best results, patients opt to receive four treatments. Following your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and softer, with a more even skin tone. Improvements are gradual and become more visible after each treatment.
What Kind of Downtime and Side Effects Can I Expect?
One advantage of IPL photofacials is the minimal downtime associated with the procedure. While some patients may experience temporary redness or mild swelling immediately after treatment, these effects typically subside within a day or two. It's advisable to avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect the treated skin. The gentle nature of IPL reduces the risk of prolonged side effects, allowing individuals to resume their daily activities shortly after a session. As with any cosmetic procedure, consulting with your board-certified dermatologist at Pure Dermatology will provide you the optimal outcome.
Medical, Surgical, & Cosmetic Dermatology in Southwest Austin, TX