IPL Photo Facial

Galleria Aesthetics

Medical Spa located in Houston, TX

Age spots, broken capillaries, and more are no match for the high-energy, non-invasive laser treatment of the IPL™ PhotoFacial. Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offers IPL PhotoFacial treatments to help you achieve a more even skin tone. If spots or other skin imperfections are distracting from your natural beauty, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today. Skin care specialist and technician Samantha Schock has helped many clients improve their skin tone.

IPL Photo Facial Q & A

What is an IPL PhotoFacial?

An IPL PhotoFacial is one of the most advanced non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments available.

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. During an IPL PhotoFacial, pulses of light penetrate deep into your skin, which causes collagen and blood vessels below your skin to contract. This contraction reduces skin imperfections such as redness and wrinkles.

In addition to reducing the appearance of skin imperfections, IPL treatments stimulate your body to produce more collagen. This boost in collagen smooths out wrinkles and restores a youthful appearance to your face.

What skin problems can an IPL PhotoFacial treat?

IPL improves the appearance of your skin by reducing these common conditions:

  • Wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Broken capillaries
  • Age, liver, or sun spots
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea

Who is a good candidate for an IPL PhotoFacial?

The skin care specialist at Galleria Aesthetics evaluates your skin to determine whether IPL is right for you. Lighter, untanned skin tends to have the best results with IPL, but options are available for darker skin types.

If you have darker skin, they may recommend pre-treatment with a skin-lightening therapy to decrease melanin production. This is to reduce any unwanted changes to your natural skin pigmentation after an IPL treatment.

What should I expect from an IPL PhotoFacial treatment?

IPL PhotoFacials typically requires about five treatments spaced three to four weeks apart with maintenance treatments as needed. Each treatment lasts between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on your specific needs.

Before treatment, your skin care specialist gives you protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the lasers.

The treatment itself is generally painless, but you may experience some mild discomfort. Most people rate the IPL 5 out of 10 on a pain scale. You may wish to take a pain reliever like ibuprofen before your treatment.

IPL requires no downtime for recovery. You can go back to work or normal activities immediately after your appointment. Side effects are mild and temporary; you may experience redness, swelling, or discomfort that fades within a day.

If you want to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin without surgery or downtime, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary.