Let’s talk: FAQs about IPL Treatments

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Have you ever visited a new restaurant, eager to try their specialty dish only to be totally and completely overwhelmed by the menu?

At the time, you might’ve settled for your usual order and decided to come back later. But here at Facetté, we never want you to compromise on your skincare! We offer a long list of services at our medical spa in Fort Collins, but we’re committed to helping you find the right one.

Today, we’re going to break down IPL treatments and answer your most frequently asked questions. This way, you can learn more about its benefits and decide if you feel it’s the right treatment for you.

Your FAQs about IPL Treatments

What are IPL skin treatments?

IPL treatments, otherwise known as Intense Pulsed Light Treatments or photo rejuvenation, utilize concentrated light wavelengths to reduce skin discoloration, treat sun damage and rosacea, clear acne, and minimize fine lines and age spots. Essentially, the holy grail of skin care!

The device we use at Facetté, the Candela Nordlys™ IPL device, is safe to use anywhere on the body. However, we most commonly treat the face, neck, chest, arms, and legs.

How does it work?

Our medical professionals use the Candela Nordlys™ IPL device to focus intense light wavelengths (between 530-750nm) on the targeted areas of skin. The melanin and hemoglobin in your skin absorb these wavelengths, which causes the brown and red discoloration in the skin to darken. After about a week, these darkened spots flake off entirely.

All in all, the appointment is rather quick, lasting only 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the treatment area. Other than a faint sunburnt feeling and temporarily pink and blotchy skin for the first 24-48 hours, you’ll experience essentially no downtime!

After about a week, your skin will look refreshed, even-toned, and be glowing!

When will I start seeing results?

The most amazing part of our IPL skin treatments is the fast-acting results. Typically, you’ll see 40% of your sun damage and 30% of your red tones lifted after just one session.

That being said, two to three treatments will be required to lift 100% of your discoloration. Typically, you’ll need to schedule regular IPL maintenance appointments once or twice a year after that.

Interested in learning more about IPL Treatments?

Our team at Facetté would be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation with you in order to discuss the process, the results, and the upkeep! Schedule your Fort Collins medical spa appointment today!

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