What is IPL?
If you are bothered by how your skin appears because of dark spots, sun damage hyperpigmentation, or melasma, SkEye Med Spa can offer you a consultation at our Chicago, IL office to see if you'll benefit from intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. A photofacial with IPL is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin and helps with problems on the face and neck. IPL also helps to clear the clogged pores in your eyes to help tear production while reducing redness and inflammation. IPL may be a noninvasive process, but it can be highly effective and create amazing outcomes for both the skin and the eyes. Our team uses intense pulses of light energy that heat just enough to start the natural healing process. In time, you should see a healthier layer with an improved tone and decreased spots of pigmentation on the skin after around two treatments.
What to Expect FROM IPL therapy
There is no downtime associated with an IPL photofacial. You will leave our office with your skin a little inflamed and red. This will go away on its own in about a day — it can be concealed with makeup if you want. At SkEye Med Spa in Chicago, IL, we suggest patients keep an ointment on the skin to decrease any irritation and promote healing. It may also help to take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to ease swelling. Over the course of several days, the irregularities under the skin will come to the surface and then start to flake off. It's critical to protect your skin from the sun as often as possible after an IPL treatment and to not pick at the flaking skin. For your eyes, you will experience improvement after your first treatment, although our team recommends several treatments over the course of a few months to maximize the effectiveness and experience lasting results.
IPL Therapy - $199 per session, add neck $40
Hyperpigmentation Treatment - $199
IPL Therapy FAQ
How quick are the results from IPL?
Improvements can be seen following your session, but the best results can be seen about one month after your last treatment. It’s normal for patients to respond differently to each treatment. You should notice gradual improvements in blotchiness, redness, age spots, and sun spots over time.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
It's common to experience mild side effects like temporary swelling, redness, blisters, bruising, or crusting. These go away on their own within a day or two after the procedure. You will be sun-sensitive, and you should keep in mind that damaging UV rays can negatively affect the results of the procedure. You should also wear sunscreen to protect your skin and avoid issues like redness and spots.
Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
We recommend getting a series of IPL to produce natural-looking improvements to the appearance of your skin. Each session will diminish surface irregularities and spots. Several sessions also allow for longer-lasting improvements.
comprehensive care for your skin and eye health
Even if you didn't think much about your skin or eye health when you were a child, once skin damage, such as spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and other irregularities and dry eye starts to become irritating, you now may be interested in procedures that correct your problems. We invite you to learn more about photofacial treatments and dry eye treatments by contacting our Chicago, IL office and scheduling an examination with the professionals on our team at SkEye Med Spa.