IPL in Little Rock, Arkansas

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What is an IPL photofacial?

If you feel embarrassed about your complexion because of dark spots or sun damage, our team can perform a skin exam at our Little Rock, AR office. After assessing your skin, we can determine if you're a good candidate for intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). A photofacial with IPL is a treatment that reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation on the face and neck. IPL is not an invasive procedure, but it can still produce highly effective and impressive results. One of our physicians sends targeted light waves into the treatment area. These light waves raise the temperature of the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen. In time, you should see a healthier complexion with a more even tone and fewer spots.

what does an ipl photofacial do?

With little to no downtime, a photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to improve certain skin conditions, especially brown lesions and sun spots. The best candidates for an IPL photofacial have several concerns with their skin, such as rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, large pores, redness, melasma, or broken capillaries. At your consultation, a member of our team will assess your complexion to see if IPL treatments work best for your skin type and your cosmetic concerns.

How Does an ipl photofacial work?

An IPL photofacial is performed inside our Little Rock, AR office, generally taking about 20 – 30 minutes to complete. To start the IPL photofacial treatment, your technician will clean and dry your skin before covering your eyes with protective goggles. We will pass a handheld device over the skin as it emits targeted pulses of light energy. Generally, most patients experience mild discomfort throughout the IPL; however, it's usually tolerable because of the short treatment length.

how long does an ipl photofacial take to heal?

With no recovery period needed for an IPL photofacial, you can leave our office. After your appointment, your skin will appear a little red and inflamed, but these symptoms will subside naturally in about a day. If you prefer, you can conceal the side effects with makeup. We recommend applying a cream to the skin's surface to minimize irritation and promote healing. It also helps to use anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling. Over the next several days, the sun damage and other irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface and start to flake off. After a photofacial treatment, it is extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen at all times and to not pick at your skin while it heals. While you will see visible improvements after the first treatment, your skin will attain the best results after multiple photofacial sessions. Our doctors recommend approximately 3 – 6 treatments scheduled monthly at Nirvana Med Spa.

IPL Photofacial FAQ

How much does IPL cost?
Your skin is unique, so the cost of IPL will depend on your concerns. Nirvana Med Spa offers monthly specials, and we take many forms of payment. During your initial consultation, we can estimate costs and determine the number of treatments needed for optimal results.

How quick are the results from IPL?
Visible improvements can be seen following each IPL treatment, but final results are visible a month after a full series of treatments is completed. It is normal for you to respond differently to every treatment. You should see a gradual improvement of redness, blotchiness, age spots, and sun spots.

What are the possible side effects of IPL?
It's common to have mild side effects like temporary redness, swelling, blisters, crusting, or bruising. These should subside 2 – 3 days following your treatment. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun, and you should keep in mind that excessive damaging UV rays can negatively affect the results of the procedure. We also recommend using sunscreen to prevent problems like spots and redness.

Do I need to prep for IPL?
To prepare for an IPL treatment, patients are asked to avoid self-tanners and excessive sun for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the treatment. You should discontinue the use of certain medications and topical creams, like Retin-A, several days before each treatment, and we may recommend taking pain relievers for a week before your treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. You also need to use sunscreen.

Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
We recommend getting a series of IPL to deliver gradual improvements to your complexion. Every session helps to reduce spots and other surface irregularities. Multiple sessions also produce longer-lasting improvements.

get glowing, refreshed skin

You probably didn't think too much about your skin's health when you were a child, but now that skin damage, like hyperpigmentation and other blemishes are becoming visible, you now may want to learn more about treatments that improve your complexion. We invite you to find out more about IPL treatments by contacting our Little Rock, AR office and making an appointment for a skin consultation with one of our team members. With IPL treatments at Nirvana Med Spa, we can reach the deeper layers of damaged skin to help restore a youthful glow and a smooth complexion.

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