what is IPL?
IPL/Dye-VL photofacial treatments is a non-ablative treatment that not only deals with skin issues but also serves to rejuvenate the skin. IPL treatments produce remarkable results by treating problems below the skin – without causing damage to the surface of the skin. IPL targets the melanin in the skin such as dark spots, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and hemoglobin in vascular lesions such as broken capillaries and spider veins.
Over time, treatments reveal a healthier complexion, a more consistently-even skin tone, and fewer areas of hyperpigmentation. Our Beautiful Skin Estheticians offer a skin consultation prior to booking in order to discuss if this service can help you achieve your beautiful skin goals!
"Mellisa and Four Point Aesthetics is incredible! Have tried out multiple places over the years but none have come close to Mellisa. Besides her amazing energy the amount knowledge she has is absolutely incredible. Couldn’t recommend more highly as my skin is absolutely glowing while maintain with Microdermabrasion just recently had Microneedling. Best experience so for ( been getting it for 4 years) from the pre to post care. Thank you for giving me confidence back!"- A.H. / Google / Dec 15, 2020
Benefits of IPL
IPL/Dye-VL photofacials are an excellent skin rejuvenation treatment used to treat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, age spots, dark spots, rosacea, redness, acne scars, or fine lines and wrinkles. IPL is also commonly referred to as photofacial, photorejuvenation, or broadband light.
We use the most advanced laser on the market: the Alma Dye-VL. This laser combines two trusted technologies, pulsed dye laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) to create the new gold standard for the treatment of a variety of skin conditions.
FAQs ABOUT IPL
Why do I need to get multiple IPLsessions?
We recommend multiple IPL treatments as they produce very gradual, natural-looking enhancements in the quality of your complexion. Every treatment will help to reduce surface irregularities and spots. Multiple treatments also produce longer-lasting aesthetic outcomes!
While IPL can drastically improve your skin’s appearance within a week or two of the first treatment, multiple sessions are recommended for maximum results. The number of sessions recommended depends on the area and severity of the problem and thus is highly individualized. The average patient undergoes three sessions per area treated.
What do I need to do to prepare for my IPL treatment?
To prepare for IPL therapy, please avoid sun exposure and self-tanners for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. You might need to discontinue the use of Retin-A/Renova for 1 to 2 weeks prior to your procedure, and we may recommend that you avoid taking OTC blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications one week before the treatment to help prevent bruising (all recommendations will be discussed during your consultation). You also need to use sunscreen between treatments.
Are there any possible side effects of IPL?
IPL photofacials are one of the safest light-based treatments on the market! Photorejuvenation causes little to no pain during and after treatment, and any side effects to your skin usually vanish within a few hours and up to a few days after the treatment.
Clients may experience minor, temporary side effects such as swelling, redness, bruising, blisters, or crusting though this is not common. These side effects are only temporary, however, and tend to naturally subside two or three days following your treatment.
**Please note that the treated areas will be extremely sun-sensitive following treatment and that excessive exposure to damaging UV rays can negatively affect your results. We also recommend using SPF 35+ sunscreen to help prevent further skin damage after treatment.
How quickly will I see results from IPL?
How long do these results last? While some clients notice visible skin improvements after their first session, the best results are noticeable about a month after a full series of treatments have been completed. Different levels of improvement following each session varies based on skin color, level of pigmentation and/or dark spots, and age of the skin. Most clients experience an incremental improvement in blotchiness, redness, age spots, and sunspots over time with continued treatment. The results of IPL can last for years – as long as the skin is cared for properly with a sufficient skin care routine and sun protection!
How long does the treatment take? Is there any downtime afterward?
IPL procedures last about 30 minutes to one hour per session (depending on how large the area being treated is). A full-face treatment takes only about 10-15 minutes. Since you can apply make-up right after, IPL photofacials can be done on your lunch break or in the morning before you start your day since it’s such a quick procedure and requires zero downtime!
How do I know if this treatment is right for me?
IPL photofacials are suitable for both men and women with dark spots, age spots, sun damage, and rosacea. It also has indications for fine lines and wrinkles, red complexion, acne scars, and large pores. IPL tends to work best on clients with a light to medium complexion, who do not have severe sun damage.
HOW MUCH DOES IPL COST?
FACE & NECK
Face - $450 per session or $1075 for 3 sessions
Face & Neck - $550 per session or $1325 for 3 sessions
Decolletage - $300 per session or $725 for 3 sessions
Face, Neck, and Decolletage - $750 per session or $1800 for 3 sessions
X-Small Area - (Hands or feet) - $225 per session or $550 for 3 sessions
Small Area - (Decolletage, Shoulders or Half Arms) - $300 per session or $725 for 3 sessions
Medium Area - (Men’s chest, partial back, partial legs or full arms) - $450 per session or $1100 for 3 sessions
Large Area - (Full back & more ) - $600+ per session - package pricing available
$175|Treat up to 3 spots or $425|3 Session Package
THE BEAUTIFUL SKIN REJUVENATION COMBO
This treatment combines both Clearlift & Dye-VL in one treatment for the ultimate rejuvenation. It’s Skin Tightening and a Photofacial all in one!
Please note that a consultation is required prior to booking.
Face - $700 per session or $1675 for 3 sessions
Face & Neck - $850 per session or $2045 for 3 sessions
Face, Neck, and Decolletage - $1050 per session or $2500 for 3 sessions
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