About IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, such as Age Spots, Sun Damage, Freckles, Spider Veins, Redness, Rosacea, and Large Pores. The bright light penetrates deep into the skin, below the epidermis, which helps stimulate collagen. The pigment imperfections absorb the light and move up to the surface of the skin, eventually flaking off and leaving you with beautiful, youthful, and glowing skin.
IPL can be used just about anywhere on the body including the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms, and legs.
The physician at The Aesthetics Lab will perform a thorough examination of your skin and determine if sun damage treatment is appropriate for you.
What Results Can I Expect from IPL?
There is no downtime needed with an IPL photofacial. You will leave our office with your complexion a little swollen and pink, but it will decrease on its own in several hours — it may be concealed with makeup if you want. The Aesthetics Lab suggest you apply a cream on the skin to minimize any irritation and speed healing. It also helps to use an anti-inflammatory medicine to help ease swelling. After several days, the sun damage and other irregularities under the skin will come to the surface and begin to flake away. It is crucial to protect your skin with sunscreen as often as possible after an IPL photofacial treatment and to not pick at your skin. While you will see some results after your first session, your skin will attain the best results after several photofacial sessions. Doctors recommend approximately 3 – 6 sessions scheduled every four weeks at The Aesthetics Lab.
Am I a good candidate for an IPL photofacial?
An IPL photofacial works the deeper layers of your skin to improve many complexion concerns (particularly sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no downtime needed after treatment. The best candidates for IPL at The Aesthetics Lab may have several concerns with their skin, including rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, large pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, age and sun spots, or spider veins. Dr. Panchal will examine your complexion to determine if you will benefit from an IPL photofacial during your initial consultation.
Laser Sun Damage Treatment Reviews
"The Aestheticians here are the best! Getting laser hair removal has been so easy and painless, with great results. Plus it’s so easy to find, park, and check in. I’m very thankful to the team of professionals here for their knowledge and expertise. Highly recommend!"- O.M. / Google / Aug 10, 2023
"Cuddos to Dr Pina Panchel and her team at the Aesthetics Lab in Tampa Florida. A relatively new client of the practice, I have never been more happy with cosmetic results. (And I have been working on this for five years). A survivor of chemo therapy, aging, and iving at the beach most of my life my skin had become thinner than most , more dry and quite kissed by the sun. No one seemed to really be able to help me beyond Botox and a few Fraxel like laser treatments. BUT a after a brief consult earlier this summer, I put my face Pina’s hands (lasers and cosmetics to start…more in what’s next as it literally unfold in my skin). She introduced me to Alma Laser, lots of great products and more. I’m happy to say the results are amazing. Her technique is excellent, she knows products and current options and is a state of the art practitioner. I feel that I’m being taken care of by some one who genuinely cares about the end result (mine and hers) as well as my comfort level. Her staff is an equal reflection of her work. I don’t have duck lips and a face that can’t move. I do have more youthful, softer glowing skin. know I’ll keep coming back to the A Lab! I live a long way away, but this is in Florida, in Champa Bay, worth the visit (!) and time it takes to get here! We only have one face, and I’m so glad I have found an excellent - BEST place to help me preserve and protect my skin!"- S.S. / Google / Aug 25, 2023
"Awesome studio! Clean, professional staff, they do a great job with laser hair removal."- D.G. / Google / Sep 08, 2023
"I have had several services with The Aesthetics Lab- they are amazing and are so friendly and helpful. Dr Panchal is wonderful and I am so pleased! I will continue treatments with The Aesthetics Lab and would highly recommend using them- from professional products, spa treatments, laser services, weight loss and so much more!"- M.G. / Google / Sep 27, 2023
"I wanted to share what a stellar experience it has been with The Aesthetics Lab. As a licensed esthetician myself I was seeking expert care and received that and more. The office is pristine and their esthetician Taylor took great care to address my issues and provided IPL treatments with excellent results. I started from scratch with the recommended products using Skinbetter and Alastin and they are top quality to anything I've ever used and there have been many through the years. I highly recommend The Aesthetics Lab, Dr. Panchal and her team are welcoming, attentive and offer an excellent range of services."- H.F. / Google / Oct 09, 2023
Laser sun damage FAQs
How can I prevent future sun damage?
Many steps can help you prevent future sun damage in Tampa, FL, including wearing sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat when spending any amount of time outside. Tanning beds are another source of harmful UV rays that should be avoided. You can also help prevent damage by using products with Vitamin C in your daily beauty routine.
What if I have darker skin?
Some lasers indeed cause problems like discoloration in darker skin. While IPL is safe for most skin tones and types, it's best to be seen by a professional for an official recommendation. The specialists at The Aesthetics Lab are proud to work with individuals of all backgrounds and needs. We can make suggestions that are both safe and effective for your skin.
Does it matter who performs my treatment?
Laser treatments are a safe way to improve the surface of your skin, but only in the hands of a skilled professional. It's best not to choose a clinic based on who offers the best deal or "sale." People who are not trained in IPL can cause serious damage or poor results. Our providers have the experience and qualifications to perform treatment that works towards your goals.
Recover From Sun Damage
Even if you didn't think much about your skin's health when you were a child, once skin damage from spots and other problems becomes visible, you may now be interested in how to improve your skin. We encourage you to learn more about photofacial treatments by contacting our Tampa, FL office and scheduling a skin examination with providers. With an IPL treatment at The Aesthetics Lab, we can go deep within the layers of damaged skin to help bring back a youthful glow and a healthy complexion.
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