IPL in St. Paul, MN
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What is IPL?
Patients who are bothered by the appearance of sun damage or dark spots on their skin could be great candidates for intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments at Riverbend Family Dental. A photofacial with IPL is a skin treatment for facial and neck hyperpigmentation issues. We send intense light energy wavelengths to start the natural regeneration process and increase collagen production. Over time, you should see a healthier appearance, a more even tone, and fewer spots. While IPL is a noninvasive process, it can be highly effective and create excellent outcomes for your complexion. Our St. Paul, MN team uses the Alma Harmony XL PRO laser to carry out IPL treatments and can offer you a skin examination to see if this solution can help you achieve your skin goals.
How much does IPL cost?
Every patient's case is unique, which means the cost of a photofacial will depend on your individual goals. Riverbend Family Dental offers monthly specials from time to time, and we take an array of convenient payment solutions. Our team can help estimate your cost during your first visit and explain the number of visits needed to optimize your results.
How quick are the results from IPL?
Visible improvements can often be noticed after each Harmony XL PRO IPL therapy session, but optimal results are apparent about one month after your last treatment. It is usual for your skin to see different responses following each treatment session. As time goes on, you will most likely have a fading of blotchiness, redness, sun spots, and age spots.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
Most patients have minor side effects, such as temporary swelling, redness, crusting, bruising, or blisters. However, this should fade within a day or two after the procedure. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun, and you should remember that exposure to damaging UV rays can affect your results. You should also wear sunscreen to help prevent skin problems, like redness and sun spots.
Do I need to prep for IPL?
In preparation for IPL therapy, St. Paul, MN patients are usually asked to avoid sun exposure and self-tanners for 2 – 4 weeks before the treatment. You should discontinue certain medications and topical creams, like Retin-A, several days before each procedure. We may recommend that you avoid taking ibuprofen, aspirin, or other blood thinners for 5 – 7 days before your procedure to decrease your risk of developing bruises. It would help if you also protected the treated areas with sunscreen since your skin will be extra sensitive.
Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
Multiple IPL treatments are better for delivering gradual, natural-looking enhancements in the appearance of your skin. Each treatment will help to fade sun spots and hyperpigmentation. Multiple sessions also allow for longer-lasting aesthetic outcomes.
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