If you are bothered by how your complexion looks because of various skin irregularities, an intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) with InMode Fractora technology may be right for you. An IPL photofacial is a skin resurfacing treatment that rejuvenates the skin for adults with hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles, and rough skin texture on their face and neck. IPL is a cutting-edge procedure that can help slow the effects of aging and create a more youthful appearance. An IPL with the InMode Fractora system combines fractionated RF energy and micro-pins to aid in the natural regeneration process and helps boost collagen production. Call Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa in Houston, TX to schedule a private consult with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda to see if you are a candidate for IPL therapy.
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IPL Ideal Candidates
An IPL photofacial works deep within the layers of your skin to treat many complexion issues (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no recovery needed. Ideal candidates for an IPL photofacial at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa may have several problems with their skin, including wrinkles, sun damage, rosacea, acne, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, large pores, or spider veins. Dr. Marcos will assess your skin to see if you are a candidate for an IPL photofacial during your private consultation.
IPL Procedure Technique
A photofacial is done inside our Houston, TX office in about 20 – 30 minutes in one of our minor procedure rooms if performed alone. To start the procedure, the technician will clean and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with shields. The Inmode Fractora photofacial is administered using a 60-pointed pinned device that passes over the skin while emitting pulses of RF energy. While most patients will feel some discomfort during the photofacial, it is generally tolerable for the quick treatment time.
What to Expect with IPL
There is no recovery period associated with an IPL, but you will leave your appointment with your skin a little pink and swollen. This will go away on its own in about a day — it can be concealed with makeup if you want. Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa recommends patients use an ointment on the skin to decrease irritation and speed healing. It also helps to take an anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce swelling. After several days, the irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface and then begin to flake off. It's very important to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after an IPL and to not pick at your skin while it heals. While you should see visible results after the first session, your skin will attain the best results after several photofacial sessions. Dr. Marcos Ikeda recommends approximately 3 – 6 treatments scheduled about once a month at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa.
IPL Get Your Glow Back
You probably didn't worry too much about your skin when it was clear, but now that environmental damage, including spots and other blemishes, are developing, you now may be interested in treatments that correct your appearance. We invite you to learn more about photofacial treatments by calling our Houston, TX office and scheduling a skin examination with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda. With photofacial treatments at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa, we can go deep within the layers of damaged skin to help create a youthful glow and a smooth complexion.