IPL Treatment

IPL treatment, short for intense pulsed light treatment, is a unique skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, and anti-acne procedure. This procedure involves using light energy to address a wide range of skin problems, such as skin laxity, acne breakouts, acne scars, and more. The IPL device channels specific wavelengths of light energy into different layers of the skin to target specific skin concerns.

Lift Aesthetics provides highly personalized IPL treatments using a cutting-edge IPL device. Our cosmetic providers calibrate the wavelengths according to your unique cosmetic goals, skin type, and skin color to ensure optimal results with minimal side effects. Please contact our cosmetic experts in Napa Valley, CA, to explore your IPL treatment options.

IPL for Skin
Tightening

If you have fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity due to aging, the IPL treatment can be used for skin tightening. When activated, the device sends IPL energy into the deep dermal layers of your skin to activate collagen production. Your body gradually produces collagen, a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm and voluminous. As such, this treatment effectively reverses the signs of aging.

IPL for Skin Rejuvenation

IPL treatment can address a wide range of skin concerns, such as freckles, vascular lesions, pigmentation problems, melasma, and more. Each wavelength of light energy can penetrate and address different skin concerns. Depending on your unique condition, the cosmetic provider channels highly-calibrated wavelengths of light energy into the pigmented lesions and blood vessels, making them dissipate and fade away from the skin’s surface.

IPL for Acne
TreatmenT

Acne breakouts occur because of the proliferation of the p.acnes bacteria, usually because of excess sebum production on your skin. The IPL device can be calibrated to minimize sebum production and kill p.acnes bacteria, thereby reducing overall acne breakouts. Furthermore, IPL therapy also facilitates skin regeneration and collagen production to minimize acne scars, helping you achieve smooth skin.
What does IPL treat?​
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne breakouts
  • Acne scarring
  • Other types of scars
  • Vascular lesions
  • Damaged blood vessels
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Freckles

Am I a candidate for IPL treatment?

IPL treatment is an extremely personalized procedure, so it can be modified according to anyone’s skin type, skin color, or skin conditions. However, our cosmetic providers will discuss your goals, review your health history, assess your skin condition, and determine if you’re the ideal candidate for IPL therapy.

In some cases, we may recommend other treatments to address your unique needs. You might not be a suitable candidate if you are pregnant, currently taking Accutane, or if you have severe acne or active skin infections.

What happens during the IPL treatment?

When you consult our cosmetic providers for IPL treatment, you can expect a thorough discussion of your goals and skin analysis. Our cosmetic providers will examine your skin quality, review your medical history, and recommend the ideal solutions for you.

During the treatment, your facial skin is cleansed, and topical anesthesia is applied, ensuring optimal comfort. The cosmetic provider will move the IPL device across your skin to deliver highly calibrated wavelengths of light energy, thereby facilitating skin tightening and collagen production. The entire procedure should conclude within 30 minutes.

What are the side effects of IPL treatment?

Your skin will look red and flushed after the IPL treatment as if you’ve been out in the sun for a long time. You may also experience mild swelling and tenderness. But these side effects dissipate within a few days, especially if you moisturize regularly and wear sunscreen while going out. There is no downtime, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.

When do I see the results?

The results of the IPL treatment will gradually appear over several days or weeks, depending on your unique skin condition. You’ll notice the skin tightening results after several weeks because collagen production takes time. If you opt for skin rejuvenation for your pigmented lesions, the dark spots will become darker before flaking off. You may also need a series of 3 to 7 IPL treatments spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results.

Why choose Lift Aesthetics?

Lift Aesthetics is the ideal choice for patients seeking long-lasting, safe, and natural results with IPL therapy. Our cosmetic providers believe in curating each treatment plan according to their patients’ unique goals and lifestyles. Furthermore, if we believe a particular treatment isn’t in your best interest, we offer alternative solutions that might be more suitable.

Please schedule an appointment to explore your IPL treatment options at our Napa location.
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