IPL Photofacial FAQs: How Much Does It Cost, How Long Does It Last, Is Recovery Needed
By Coastal Cosmetic | Dec 15, 2019 | Blog, Skin Care
The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial is a revolutionary laser light treatment taking the world of cosmetic skin care by storm. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, rosacea, spider veins, acne, sun spots, or age spots, then the IPL photofacial can help you achieve clearer, more radiant skin. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding IPL photofacials to make you more comfortable about your journey to a clear and smooth complexion.
How Long Do IPL Photofacial Results Last?
If you practice proper skin care and sun protection routine following your IPL photofacial treatment, your results can last for years. However, the treatment does not protect your skin from any effects of future UV radiation exposure, so you can expect your skin to develop more darkened spots or discoloration over time. Most people report that they require a single maintenance IPL photofacial treatment once a year.
Is Recovery Needed After IPL Photofacial?
One of the reasons that IPL photofacials are so popular is that there is virtually no downtime after your treatment. Unlike most laser treatments that require a few days of recovery, you can schedule your appointment on your lunch break, only to return to work immediately after. You can expect to experience a flushed appearance as if you have a slight sunburn or have just exercised.
How Much Does IPL Photofacial Cost?
Generally, an IPL photofacial is more expensive than procedures like chemical peels and microdermabrasion, yet tends to be less expensive than most cosmetic surgery and laser skin treatments. The overall cost of treatment will vary widely depending on the severity of the cosmetic issues, as well as the number of treatments needed to correct them. These factors can be discussed with your doctor during your initial consultation, where you’ll have a better idea of what your financial responsibility will include.
If you reside in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, or the surrounding community and suffer from sun damage or other hyperpigmentation skin flaws, contact Coastal Cosmetic Center to learn more about how IPL photofacials can help you attain your cosmetic goals.