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IPL Photofacial

Austin Texas

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Our IPL treatment is a simple, non-surgical way to effectively target pigment under the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of discoloration and premature aging. There is minimal discomfort and typically only some redness for about a day afterward. With IPL photofacials, you can achieve noticeably brighter, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin. Each photorejuvenation treatment also works on vascular marks, such as spider veins and capillaries. All it takes is a few quick treatments, each of which lasts about 15 to 20 minutes and fits easily into your busy schedule or even on a lunch break.

Why choose Lake Travis and Aesthetics for IPL photofacial?

Lake Travis Laser Skincare and Aesthetics is committed to excellence in all aesthetic treatments, including IPL photofacial in Austin Texas. Our providers undergo continuing education to stay abreast of the latest developments in aesthetic medicine. Furthermore, we use cutting-edge technologies to offer optimal results with minimal discomfort or side effects. We customize each treatment according to your unique skin type and concerns, ensuring beautiful, natural results that elevate rather than distort your innate beauty.

Consider IPL photofacial if you have the following concerns:

  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Pigmentation
  • Vascular lesions
  • Uneven skin tone

What is IPL photofacial, and how does it work?

IPL photofacial, or intense pulsed light therapy, is a non-invasive procedure that emits multiple wavelengths of light energy to target the dermis. This light is absorbed by melanin (pigment) and hemoglobin (red blood cells) in the skin, causing controlled damage to these areas. The body’s natural healing process then removes the damaged tissue, promoting collagen production and resulting in clearer, rejuvenated skin with reduced imperfections. To learn more about IPL photofacial in Austin Texas, contact our office for a consultation.

What makes Venus Concepts IPL unique?

Venus Concept IPL, short for Intense Pulse Light, represents the next generation of phototherapy. Unlike traditional IPL systems, Venus Concept delivers faster, more powerful, and deeper treatments. Its advanced cooling technology ensures patient comfort, while its ability to treat a broader range of skin conditions anywhere on the body ensures superior, more precise results. 

You are an ideal candidate for IPL photofacial if you:

  • Want to improve your overall skin tone and texture.
  • Want to reduce the appearance of age spots or sun damage.
  • Want to address vascular issues like rosacea or broken capillaries.
  • Are in good health and have realistic expectations.
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not have active skin infections or open wounds.

What happens during the IPL photofacial session?

During your IPL photofacial session, the handheld device emits pulses of broad-spectrum light onto your skin. This light penetrates the skin layers, targeting pigment and vascular issues without harming surrounding tissue. You might feel a slight stinging sensation akin to a rubber band snap, but the Venus concept includes cooling mechanisms that ensure comfort. IPL photofacial in Austin Texas concludes within 30 minutes and involves no downtime.

What is recovery like after IPL photofacial?

After your IPL photofacial, you may experience mild redness and a warm sensation, similar to a sunburn, which subsides within a few hours. Pigmented lesions might darken before naturally flaking off. It’s essential to avoid direct sun exposure and apply sunscreen diligently. Within days, you’ll notice clearer, more radiant skin as the treated areas heal and rejuvenate.

What results can I expect after IPL photofacial?

After your IPL photofacial, you’ll start noticing improvements within a week. While most IPL photofacials require 3 to 5 sessions, we can offer dramatic results in 1 or 2 sessions spaced a month apart. The results last several months to a year, but regular maintenance treatments can prolong the benefits, helping you maintain radiant and youthful skin.

Before & After


Preparation Guidelines:

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks before treatment.
  • Discontinue the use of topical retinoids, exfoliants, and products containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid for several days prior to IPL.
  • Shave the treatment area the day before or the day of the appointment, ensuring the skin is clean and free of lotions or cosmetics.
  • Inform your provider about any recent medications, supplements, or medical conditions that may affect the treatment.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy skincare routine leading up to your appointment to optimize skin health and recovery.
  • Arrive at your appointment with clean skin, free from lotions, oils, or makeup, to ensure optimal treatment results.
  • Follow any additional pre-treatment instructions provided by your provider.

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Apply a soothing gel or moisturizer to the treated area immediately after IPL treatment to alleviate any discomfort and hydrate the skin.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher on the treated area, even on cloudy days.
  • Do not pick, scratch, or exfoliate the treated skin to prevent irritation, scarring, or uneven pigmentation.
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas, steam rooms, and strenuous exercise for at least 24 to 48 hours post-treatment to minimize inflammation and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Follow any specific post-treatment instructions provided by your provider, including the use of recommended skincare products or medications to optimize healing and results.
  • Attend follow-up appointments as scheduled to monitor progress, address any concerns, and assess the need for additional treatments.

Book your consultation for IPL photofacial in Austin Texas

Lake Travis Laser Skincare and Aesthetics proudly offers IPL photofacial treatments. Our experts carefully examine your skin, discuss your goals, and curate personalized treatment plans to guide you toward radiant, rejuvenated skin. Schedule your consultation and discover the brilliance of BBL HERO-enhanced IPL photofacial in Austin Texas.

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