IPL Therapy Specialist

Advanced Medical Aesthetics and Phoenix Family Medical Care

Aesthetics & Family Medicine located in Phoenix, AZ

IPL Therapy Q & A

What is IPL?

IPL™ photo rejuvenation treatment, is a high energy light wave that is used to reduce or eliminate many common effects of aging, including facial wrinkles and skin discolorations. IPL™ light also encourages the production of collagen, a natural protein that fills in wrinkles, making the skin smooth and supple.

Before we get into all the reasons why an IPL photo facial is great, let’s cover the basics. For starters, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is used to treat sun damage, wrinkles, stretch marks and age spots. IPL is also known as photo rejuvenation or photo facial. Treatments are performed at med spas and doctor’s offices and can be used to erase mild sun damage, brown spots, freckles or irregular pigmentation on the face, neck, or even chest.

Alternatively, IPL treatments can also be used for hair reduction, but multiple treatments may be necessary. However, the benefits are worth every penny, so long as they are performed by a licensed and experienced skin care specialist. Here at Advanced Medical Aesthetics we have come up with 9 reasons why you should consider getting an IPL Photo facial today and never look back.


Reason #1: It can be done anywhere

Most users tend to start on the facial area but once they start to see the results, they tend to travel to other problem areas of the skin like the neck, shoulders and chest. With our IPL heads we can treat anywhere you have skin problems. There isn’t an area that photo facial rejuvenation can fix.


Reason #2: Can help repair small blood vessels

If you have small blood vessels that have become visible, enhanced sunspots or other irregularities in pigmentation, IPL is a great solution to help clear your skin.


Reason #3: Helps control acne

If you suffer from severe acne and experience issues combating the redness and inflammation caused by acne, IPL treatments can help. IPL can help eliminate large pores and thus reduce the appears of acne on your skin without the need to constantly apply topical products that dry out the skin.


Reason #4: Reduces skin redness

If you suffer from rosacea or any other type of skin condition that diffuses redness into the skin, IPL photo facial therapy is a great treatment solution for reducing the appearance of redness and helping create an even and natural complexion.


Reason #5: Minimizes signs of aging

While IPL isn’t necessarily an anti-aging solution, it does have lasting effects in helping reduce the signs of aging such as wrinkles, sunspots and other indicators of aging. By treating a deeper layer of the skin, IPL stimulates collagen growth and helps improve the skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Reason #6: Lower cost solution

While most skin treatments are extremely expensive, IPL photo facial treatments provide results for the long-term, unlike a regular facial which can add up to be more expensive over time.


Reason #7: Allows for additional treatment

Another great benefit of IPL photo rejuvenation procedures is that they can be done in conjunction with other treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and other facial skin treatments that target the outermost layer of the skin. Since IPL treatments target the deeper layers of the skin, they can safely be performed with other treatments that target the outermost layer of skin.


Reason #8: It’s quick and easy

The issue with most facial treatments these days is that they’re time consuming and have downtime. With IPL treatments, each photo facial procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes maximum, so it can easily fit into the busy lifestyle of today’s go getters. The other great benefit of IPL treatments is that you can go right back to whatever you were doing before the procedure, as there is no downtime to follow. No need to miss work or have to skip on picking the kids up after school.


Reason #9: No Pain

While a small percentage of patients express feeling a slight sensation, compared to a mild sunburn, during the procedure, the other roughly 90% of patients have no pain at all during the IPL photo facial treatments.


Next Steps…

If you already know that IPL treatments are the solution for you, give us a call today at 602-388-4299 to schedule your first appointment today. Come see us to review pictures and learn more about IPL facials and other laser treatments we offer.

If you still have questions or aren’t sure if IPL treatments are for you, make an appointment and schedule a complimentary consultation with our medical provider today and let our knowledgeable, licensed and experienced team help you find the best solution for you.

And remember while we haven’t yet discovered the treatment for eternal youth, IPL photo facial treatments are basically as close as it gets for a youthful and flawless glow year round.