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IPL Photofacial in Oklahoma City
Fight Sun Damage
Photofacial Rejuvenation in Oklahoma City using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-invasive procedure that treats sun damage without disruption of the skin’s surface, so there is no downtime. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing impressive results.
IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation can treat a wide range of skin problems safely and effectively, including treatment of broken capillaries, benign brown pigment, age spots, sun damage, mottled pigmentation, and the redness and flushing of rosacea.
IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation destroys hyperpigmentation and stimulates new collagen production to improve skin tone and texture, increase skin smoothness, and reduce pore size. This exciting procedure can be used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands, and upper back.
What it Treats
Benign brown pigment
Fine lines & wrinkles
Redness and rosacea
30 to 60 minutes, depending on size of treatment area
Female or Male
18 or older
Recovery & Downtime
IPL is a non-invasive procedure that treats sun damage without disruption of the skin’s surface, resulting in no downtime.
Why Try an IPL Photofacial Treatment in Oklahoma City?
Treats Many Concerns
PhotoFacial Rejuvenation using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can improve a variety of benign skin conditions such as redness, flushing, brown spots, sun damage, large pores, and rosacea. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing impressive results with no downtime.
IPL is a non-invasive procedure that treats sun damage without disruption of the skin's surface, resulting in no downtime.
Having regular IPL photofacials can prevent premature skin aging. Intense pulsed light is unique in its ability to actually change the structure of skin cells, making them behave more like young cells. A 10-year study conducted by Stanford University in California demonstrated that having two to three photofacials per year for a decade can positively alter the genes of dermal cells. The genetic expression of aged skin cells treated regularly with intense pulsed light resembles that of young, healthy skin cells. As such, researchers think intense pulsed light can prevent (and not just treat) many of the superficial signs of aging.
The Photofacial Process
What to Expect
At Renew Wellness & Aesthetics, consultations are where we truly get to know you. We’ll listen to all of your concerns, assess the current condition of your skin, and work with you to determine an IPL photofacial treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and budget. From beginning to end, you’ll have our full attention and will be treated as a respected and valued guest of our office.
Sit Back and Relax
After answering any questions you may have, your Renew provider will give you protective glasses to shield your eyes from the intense pulsed light during your treatment. A great benefit of choosing a non-invasive IPL photofacial treatment is that, since is a non-ablative treatment, there are no open wounds in your skin. This results in little to no discomfort during and after the procedure. Many patients say that IPL feels like a rubber band being snapped lightly onto your skin, a little uncomfortable but not painful.
After your treatment, you will experience a few hours of redness, similar to that of a sunburn. After your IPL treatment disrupts your melanin-producing cells, they move to the surface of the skin. This process takes a few days, after which time you may notice some texture changes to your skin as the discolored spots begin to flake off. After the spots slough off, your skin will be left with a beautifully even tone.
- Avoid sun exposure, either naturally or through the use of tanning beds (including self-tanning methods) for at least 4 weeks prior to your treatment. You must not have a tan at the time of your treatment.
- Protect the treatment area daily with a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
- Avoid products containing retinol, Retin-A, glycolic acid, and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) for at least one week prior to your treatment.
- Discontinue the use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning medications for at least 3 days. If you are taking these medications under the direction of a physician, you should consult with them before discontinuing.
- Tell your provider if you have been on Accutane or another product containing isotretinoin in the last year.
- Arrive with a clean treatment area (cleansed with no makeup, serums, or moisturizers).
- Shave if we are treating the face and you have facial hair.
- Tell your provider if you have a history of cold sores, as you may need to start antiviral therapy 2 days prior to treatment.
- Use a cold compress and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication for post-treatment swelling and redness. If any swelling occurs, it usually subsides in a few hours and you can apply makeup immediately.
- Use gentle cleansers, do not rub your skin, and avoid hot water for at least 2-3 days.
- Use sunscreen (SPF 30+) and moisturizer religiously. Also, consider a hat or other physical block if going into direct sunlight.
- Do not use any scrubs, exfoliants, chemicals, or topical medications on the treated area for at least a week.
- Do not manipulate or pick at the treatment area. Tiny brown spots will lift up to the surface and may continue to darken. These spots will slough off in approximately 7 to 14 days, revealing your beautiful new complexion.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does an IPL photofacial work?
An IPL photofacial uses intense pulsed light that emits multiple wavelengths into the skin and effectively targets pigment-producing cells below the surface of the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy and destroys the hyperactive melanin-producing cells in the layers of your skin, eventually dispersing pigmented areas. The spots are pulled to the surface, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that eventually flakes off revealing beautiful, radiant skin beneath.
How many photofacials will I need?
The number of treatments needed to achieve the desired look varies from patient to patient. The extent of damage, the size of the treatment area and the level of improvement desired will affect how many treatments may be recommended by our providers during your consultation.
What can I expect during the procedure?
This is a gentle, non-invasive, and safe procedure. After answering any questions you may have, your Renew provider will give you protective glasses to shield your eyes from the intense pulsed light during your treatment. A great benefit of choosing an IPL photofacial treatment is that, since is a non-ablative treatment, there are no open wounds in your skin. This results in little to no discomfort during and after the procedure. Many patients say that IPL feels like a rubber band being snapped lightly onto your skin, a little uncomfortable but not painful.
What happens after an IPL photofacial treatment?
Immediately following the treatment you may experience some redness, similar to that of a sunburn, that should disappear after a few hours. There's no downtime, and you are free to resume your normal activities after treatment. IPL will pull tiny brown spots to the surface that will continue to darken. The spots will appear similar to coffee grinds and will be sloughed off the surface of the skin, revealing your beautiful new complexion.
Can areas other than the face benefit from IPL photofacials?
IPL photofacials can provide impressive results on the face, neck, chest, arms, shoulders, upper back, and hands.
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