Yes, we know. We said two taboo things in the same title…”Acne” and “Back to School.”
This is a special circumstance, though, because we are going to help you put your best face forward this year and have so much confidence doing it! We know that living with acne can feel like a major struggle at times with breakouts that you just can’t hide, red splotches, swelling, tenderness, and even scars. These things can make you want to hide, but it’s time to stop hiding and start living life to the fullest by taking advantage of one of our favorite treatments for acne!
Read on to see how the IPL Photofacial can help you get a head start on this school year and have you starting back without those embarrassing acne breakouts!
What Is an IPL Photofacial?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. The IPL photofacial uses short bursts of light energy to target and break down acne breakouts, pigmented lesions, brown spots, blood vessels, and redness. It works to clear acne breakouts by targeting the bacteria on the skin’s surface while its deep heating calms over-active sebaceous glands. An IPL treatment averages 30 minutes per session. Typically, patients need anywhere from 3-5 treatments to achieve their desired results. These treatments are spaced 4 weeks apart.
The treatment is done with a handheld device that delivers intense pulsed light. The bright light passes through the epidermis, drawing out pigment-producing cells and dispersing the excess pigment. During the treatment, most patients describe feeling a warm sensation and a little snap, similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. This treatment is non-invasive, meaning there are no incisions and no scarring. There is no downtime with the IPL Photofacial treatment either.
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Patients may feel like they have a sunburn, but this feeling subsides within a few hours. Your technician may ask you to avoid hot water and sun exposure for 2 days and following that to always use sunscreen when enjoying the outdoors. Blemishes that you have on your face at the time of treatment may darken for up to two weeks while your body works to shed this tissue naturally. Eventually, the scars and blemishes will fade away leaving you ready to take on the new school year with beautiful, clear skin!
I can’t say enough good things about Laser Smart Skin- the clinic is beautiful and the staff is knowledgeable and experienced. The best part is they genuinely care about making the experience awesome and the results amazing and they deliver both!
Take the Next Step
Now that you have done your homework on the IPL Photofacial and you are ready to jump to the head of the class and treat your acne before the new school year gets here, you can take the next step by scheduling an in-person consultation with the trusted experts at LaserSmart Skin & Body Institute. To schedule, please fill out the form on this page, and one of our knowledgeable providers will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Gilbert, AZ office directly to schedule – (480) 462-7213.
LaserSmart Skin & Body Institute serves Gilbert, AZ, and the East Valley Areas.