What is IPL Therapy?
If sun damage or dark spots have begun to make you lose your confidence, Body Bar MD can offer you a skin consultation at either our Carmel or Terre Haute, IN office. You might make a great candidate for IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy because it is a rejuvenating skin treatment for men and women with hyperpigmentation problems on the neck and face. Using state-of-the-art technology, Alma Harmony XL Pro, Dr. Christy sends intense pulses of light that heat skin cells, igniting the natural healing process and boosting collagen production. Over time, you should begin to see a healthier and consistent complexion.
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Can I Get IPL?
Our IPL treatments reach the deep layers of your skin to improve blemishes, like brown lesions and sun spots, with minimal or no recovery time. If you have sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, large pores, a flush face, freckles, age spots, or broken capillaries, you may be a good candidate for IPL at Body Bar MD. IPL is not ideal for pregnant women so if you are pregnant or you may become pregnant, it is better to hold off on IPL until you've completed your childbearing years. If you take medications or have any medical conditions, it is important to discuss those with Dr. Christy during your consultation as they can have an impact on whether you are a qualified candidate. Dr. Christy looks forward to assessing your skin and discussing treatment goals and options with you at both our Carmel and Terre Haute, IN offices.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL is done at both our Carmel and Terre Haute, IN offices in around 20 – 30 minutes. To prep you for your procedure, someone from our friendly team will wash and dry the skin to be treated, then protect your eyes with goggles. Dr. Christy will administer the IPL treatment using Alma Harmony XL Pro, a handheld wand that emits pulses of light energy as she passes it over the skin. While many patients will feel mild discomfort during the IPL photofacial, it is generally bearable given the short treatment time. Once your procedure is complete, we will get you out the door and back to your normal, everyday activities.
What Can I Expect After My IPL Treatment?
One of the benefits of IPL treatments is that there is no downtime. You can leave our office and get back to your everyday activities. Your complexion will be a little red and swollen, but this is natural and will go away in several hours. If necessary, it may be hidden with cosmetics. Body Bar MD recommends you use an ointment on the treated skin to speed up your healing process. Anti-inflammatory medicine can also help ease swelling if you wish. After 2 – 5 days, the irregularities that we treated under the skin will rise to the surface and start flaking away. It's very important that you do not pick at your skin during the healing process and that you take extra measures to protect it from the sun. While you will have noticeable results after your first treatment, you will see the best outcome with several IPL treatments. Dr. Christy recommends most patients get 3 – 6 sessions done every four weeks at Body Bar MD.
IPL Photofacial FAQ
How much does an IPL photofacial cost?
Every patient case is unique, which means your cost for IPL treatments will vary based on your unique condition. Body Bar MD offers special deals sometimes, and we take many forms of payment. In your initial consultation, we can estimate costs and recommend how many sessions are needed to fit your needs and goals.
How quick are the results from IPL?
Visible improvements can usually be seen following each session, but final results are visible a month after a full series of treatments is completed. It is normal for patients to see different responses following each session. You should see fading of blotchiness, redness, and spots (age, brown, and sun) over time.
What are the possible side effects of an IPL photofacial?
Most patients experience mild side effects like temporary redness, swelling, crusting, blisters, or bruising. These go away on their own in a few days. Your skin will be sun sensitive, and sun exposure will affect your results. Whenever you go outside, you should always wear sunscreen to prevent issues like spots and redness.
Do I need to prep for IPL therapy?
Before getting IPL treatments, patients are asked to skip sun exposure and self-tanners for at least 2 – 4 weeks before their appointment. You should discontinue the use of minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, or Retin-A/Renova a few days before your procedure, and you may want to start taking pain relievers for one week before your treatment to help prevent bruising. You also need to use sun protection (like a hat and sunscreen) between sessions.
Why should I get multiple IPL photofacial sessions?
We recommend getting a series of IPL treatments to deliver gradual improvements to the appearance of your complexion. Every treatment helps to fade surface irregularities and spots. A series of sessions also allow for longer-lasting results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $300
- Recovery Time
- How Long It Takes
- 30 – 45 min
- Follow Up Time
- Every 2 – 4 weeks
Let Your Skin Shine
Healthy, beautiful skin is something we often take for granted when we are young. As you age, maybe you've noticed sun spots, brown lesions, or other factors impact the natural beauty of your skin. We encourage you to find out more about IPL treatments at Body Bar MD by contacting our office and scheduling a skin consultation with Dr. Christy. With IPL treatments at either our Carmel, IN office or Terre Haute, IN office, we can go deep within the layers of damaged skin to help restore a radiant glow and a clear complexion.