IPL in Providence, UT

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What is IPL?

Suppose you struggle with how your skin appears because of sun damage or dark spots. In that case, Providence Dermatology can offer you a skin analysis at our Providence, UT office to determine if you could benefit from IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. An IPL photofacial is a skin rejuvenation treatment for adults with hyperpigmentation concerns on their neck and face. A photofacial may be a noninvasive process; however, it can be very effective and create great outcomes. Dr. Travis James utilizes the Harmony XL PRO Dye-VL PRO laser to send intense light that heats the skin cells just enough to start the natural healing process and boost collagen production. In time, you should see a healthier layer with a more even tone and fewer spots of pigmentation.

IPL photofacials are famous at Providence Dermatology for their transforming benefits. Some of the benefits that our Providence, UT individuals gain from their IPL facials are:

  • Restored skin tone and texture
  • Balancing of pigment and dark spots
  • Refreshed, rejuvenated skin appearance
  • Relaxing, spa-like procedure that supports your total skin health

An IPL photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to improve many complexion problems (particularly sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no downtime. Ideal candidates for IPL at Providence Dermatology will have several issues with their complexion, including rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, visible pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, age and sun spots, or dilated capillaries. Dr. Travis James or a member of his team will examine your complexion to see if you will benefit from an IPL photofacial at your private consultation.

How Does IPL Work?

IPL is done at our Providence, UT office in about 20 – 30 minutes in one of our minor procedure rooms if performed alone. To start the procedure, your technician will clean and dry your skin before protecting your eyes with special shields. The IPL photofacial is performed using the handheld Dye-VL PRO wand that will pass over the skin while emitting light energy pulses. While most patients may feel some discomfort throughout the IPL, it's usually bearable for the quick treatment length.

I went in for a CO2 laser treatment for acne scarring on my nose and cheeks. Dr. James was very receptive to working on the areas that were most bothersome. I am currently 7-weeks post treatment and have been very pleased with the results thus far. My skin is smoother and less red. Dr. James is a very friendly and skilled doctor to work with. I encourage anyone looking to undergo laser treatments to seek out Dr. James for their future procedures.

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My son and I had appointments for different reasons with Dr. James. Both appointments were great. Dr. James is knowledgeable, professional, kind, thorough, listened to our concerns, resolved the issue we had, and answered all of our questions. By the way, Dr. James has the best laser hair removal machine (and I have been three places). It was the least painful and most efficient hair removal treatment I have ever received. Make an appointment with Dr: James today!

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What to Expect After an IPL

After an IPL photofacial, there is very little recovery time required. However, your complexion may appear a little red and swollen after the appointment. These side effects are minor and should disappear within a day. To minimize irritation and speed up healing, Dr. James can recommend an anti-inflammatory cream. During this time, the blemishes that were hidden under the skin will rise to the surface and begin to flake off. Remember to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times and avoid picking at the flaking areas. Although some visible results will be noticeable after your first appointment, the best results will show after approximately 3 – 6 photofacial treatments at Providence Dermatology.

Gently Rejuvenate Your Skin

Even if you didn't think much about your skin's health when you were a child, now that environmental damage, including spots and other problems, is becoming visible, you might be interested in treatments that improve your appearance. We invite you to learn more about photofacial treatments by calling our Providence, UT office and scheduling a skin consultation with Dr. James. With IPL photofacial treatments at Providence Dermatology, we can go deep within the layers of skin to help bring back a radiant glow and a healthy complexion.

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How quick are the results from IPL?

Visible improvements can usually be seen after your session, but final results are visible a month after completing a full series of treatments. It’s normal for your skin to get varying results after each treatment. You should see a gradual improvement of blotchiness, redness, sunspots, and age spots over time.

What are the possible side effects of IPL?

Most patients have mild, temporary side effects, like redness, swelling, blisters, crusting, or bruising. These go away on their own in a few days. You will be sun-sensitive, and excessive sun exposure will negatively impact your results. We also recommend using sunscreen to prevent damage like spots and redness.

Do I need to prep for IPL?

To prepare for an IPL treatment, patients are usually asked to skip self-tanners and excessive sun for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the treatment. You may be asked to discontinue the use of minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, or Retin-A/Renova several days before each procedure, and you may want to start taking pain relievers for a week before your procedure to decrease your risk of bruising. You should also use sunscreen.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.