How many IPL treatments will I need for optimal results?
Due to the minimally invasive nature of this treatment, multiple sessions may be required for optimal results. How many treatments you need will be dependent on the issues being addressed and your ultimate aesthetic desires. Most people who need a comprehensive skin renewal plan will undergo three to five treatments, spaced at four-week intervals. Each treatment builds on the result of the last, with your skin improving consistently over time.
What does IPL treatment feel like?
While “short blasts of concentrated light energy” may sound painful, our Houston IPL photofacial is a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime. You will rest in a comfortable treatment chair and wear eye protection. Most patients experience a gentle snap against the skin. This is typically only mildly uncomfortable, and not difficult to tolerate. Most patients do not require a topical anesthetic, but we are able to offer this whenever desired.
A photofacial takes approximately 20 minutes, after which you can return to work or your other usual activities with no concerns. You can apply makeup to hide any redness from the treatment.