Photo Facial or IPL

What is Intense Pulsed Light?

IPL treatments use light to rejuvenate the skin without harming the surface of the skin. These treatments provide a non-invasive therapy that leads to healthier looking skin by erasing unwanted pigmentation, excessive redness, small broken blood vessels, and reducing pore size. The additional color in the skin (melanin in brown areas or blood cells in red areas) absorbs the light energy, which damages the structures and causes them to eventually be absorbed by the body. The IPL therapy can be used on any area of the body to erase the signs of sun damage.

What are the potential benefits of IPL treatments?

IPL treatment results in healthier appearing skin with a more even skin tone and texture. IPL can dramatically reduce unwanted pigmentation such as lentigines (brown spots), freckles, and poikiloderma of Civatte

At Med Aesthetics in Galway, skin rejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help you have younger looking skin. These treatments are also called fotofacial or photofacial, are so gentle, you won’t need to take time out for recovery. The improvements are so gradual, you’re the only one who needs to know what’s helping you look more radiant than before.

Most individuals are interested in looking their best, regardless of age. Thankfully, there are a variety of cosmetic procedures that are available to help us look our best, regardless if we are on the younger side, or getting up in years. One technology that is available is broadband light therapy,  It is a cosmetic treatment that uses broadband light energy to treat a variety of skin conditions. It can be tailored to match most skin types.

Why Choose Photofacial/IPL Treatments?

Photofacial, including Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments, are ideal for treating various skin issues like discolouration, poor skin texture, and blemishes. These treatments are particularly effective for sun damage, broken capillaries, redness, and stubborn acne. They pair well with other non-surgical treatments, offering comprehensive skin rejuvenation results. Photofacials can treat pigmentation problems and are a good choice for individuals seeking to improve their skin tone and texture without undergoing surgical procedures​.

How Does Photofacial/IPL Work?

IPL Photofacials use pulses of broad light spectrum, delivered onto the skin through handheld devices. This light energy stimulates healthier cells, leading to refreshed skin. The treatment targets deep layers of the skin, making it effective for sun damage and other deep-seated skin issues. LED Photofacial, on the other hand, uses specific colors of LED lights, tailored to address particular skin problems, like blue LED light for acne treatment​.

Comfort During the Treatment

The discomfort level during Photofacial/IPL treatments varies among individuals. LED Photofacials are generally pain-free, while IPL treatments may cause a mild stinging sensation. However, the discomfort is typically minimal, and most patients can perform daily tasks immediately after the procedure​.

Visibility of Results

Results from Photofacial treatments can be seen relatively quickly, though the exact timeframe varies based on factors like the treated area, type of Photofacial, and individual skin tone. Patients are advised to remain patient as the treatment takes effect​.

Post-Treatment Care

Photofacial treatments are non-abrasive, and there is usually no redness or swelling, allowing for no downtime. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. However, it is essential to follow any specific post-treatment care advised by the healthcare provider​.

Number of Treatments Required

For optimal results, it's recommended to have three or four sessions of Photofacial treatment. The frequency of treatments needed throughout the year may vary based on individual skin conditions and goals​.