IPL technology emits a spectrum of light energy to produce a range of cosmetic benefits. 7 Seas Medical Spa is proud to offer IPL® Photofacials and other laser and light treatments to residents of Augusta, Evans, Columbia, and the neighboring communities of Georgia.
What is an IPL® Photofacial?
An IPL® Photofacial uses a spectrum of light energy to treat signs of aging and other cosmetic skin concerns. IPL® differs from laser treatments because lasers only emit a specific wavelength of light. IPL® emits a range of light wavelengths to increase efficacy and address a wider variety of cosmetic concerns. An IPL® Photofacial can be used for the following concerns:
- Sun damage
- Age spots and other pigmentation issues
- Fine wrinkles and lines
- Enlarged pores
- Rosacea and facial veins
How Much Does an IPL® Photofacial Cost?
The cost of your IPL® Photofacial treatment will depend on a variety of factors, including the extent of treatment needed to produce your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Austin will assess your treatment goals in order to develop a personalized treatment plan. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the full cost of treatment. For your convenience, we accept many forms of payment and also offer flexible financing options through CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
What is the IPL® Photofacial Treatment Like?
The IPL® Photofacial treatment delivers pulses of light energy to the skin, breaking up pigments under the skin’s surface and stimulating collagen production. This treatment is typically well-tolerated by patients, although you may feel a stinging sensation on the skin as pulses of light are emitted. The IPL® Photofacial treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes.
Is There Downtime After an IPL® Photofacial?
There is no downtime required after an IPL® Photofacial, although you may notice that the skin is slightly red or sensitive after treatment. These are common effects of treatment, and usually fade within a day or two. You will be able to return to work and other normal activities immediately following your appointment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from an IPL® Photofacial?
The results from an IPL® Photofacial can take a few weeks to develop. It takes time for the body to respond to treatment and increase collagen production. The results should become visible within a month, gradually improving over the following months. You may notice results after your first treatment session, but we typically recommend a series of three to five treatment sessions for optimal results.
To learn more about the IPL® Photofacial treatment or to determine if you are a good candidate, contact us today. 7 Seas Medical Spa welcomes patients from North Augusta, Columbia City, Evans, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.