Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment targets dark spots, broken capillaries, and uneven pigmentation within the skin to correct discoloration, reduce sun damage and age spots, and to improve skin tone.

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Located in Sarasota, Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness offers IPL Photofacial treatments as a solution to common skin problems. If you live in Sarasota, entrust your care to our experts here at Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness and you will love the results of your IPL Photofacial.

What is the IPL Photofacial Treatment?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an innovative and gentle non-surgical treatment that uses broad spectrum light (not lasers) to treat a number of skin conditions. The procedure can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, rosacea, and even to remove unwanted body hair. Using the latest technology, IPL can restore a radiant complexion with very little risk or discomfort.

During the photofacial treatment, IPL technology uses high energy light waves to minimize or eliminate the skin problems. The light also stimulates collagen growth, which naturally leads to more radiant facial skin. The treatment is usually done in several sessions.

Am I a Good Candidate for IPL Photofacial Treatment?

Blotchy, sun-damaged or discolored skin, age spots, large pores, freckles and spider veins are all conditions that can be successfully treated with IPL. The procedure is also convenient for those with busy schedules because it’s quick and requires no down time. Unlike lasers, IPL can also remove unwanted body hair can also be removed regardless of your skin type or hair color. During your consultation we will discuss the procedure with you and help you decide whether IPL is right for you.

What Happens During the IPL Photofacial Procedure?

To prepare the skin, a cold gel is applied. The skin is cooled, and a hand-held instrument which transmits broad spectrum light into the tissues is placed gently on the skin. The light specifically targets unwanted pigmentation, small blood vessels (broken capillaries), or body hair.

The treatment is not painful, but if you are sensitive, a topical anesthetic can be used to numb the treatment area.  A few treatments (usually four to six) may be required to achieve your desired results. Each treatment generally lasts 30 minutes or less, and treatments are repeated every month or two.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

You are allowed to go home very quickly after your procedure, and you can return to work immediately. The skin may become pink or slightly red, and in some cases, there may be some mild swelling for a few days. You can wear makeup right away, however, to cover up any skin irritation. Within a few days, you will begin to see the results of the treatment, as your fresher, more radiant skin emerges.

Remember that your skin will be very sensitive to the sun. For a period of time following your IPL procedure, you should avoid being in the sun and will need to wear sunblock whenever you are outside. Of course, sunblock will also help you to avoid future sun damage and age spots. Take care of your beautiful new skin!

We also have a combination treatment available with our IPL called the TriBella treatment. Three treatments in one for total facial aesthetic therapy.

TriBella from Venus Versa™ combines the power of three unique non-surgical procedures into one complete skin renewal treatment — resulting in incredibly smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin. This high-intensity noninvasive solution gives highly visible results faster and in fewer treatments. TriBella combines photofacial, lifting & sculpting, and skin resurfacing treatments in one session — making it the most comprehensive and effective answer for complete skin renewal.

If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your skin, it might be appropriate for you to consider getting IPL photofacial treatment or even our new TriBella treatment. To find out more about photofacial in Sarasota, contact us today.