IPL = Intense Pulsed Light treatment, also referred to as “Photofacial”. It is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes.
A handheld device is passed across the skin’s surface delivering pulses of broad-spectrum light to the deep layers of the skin. Since the handheld device employs a light to influence the skin on a molecular level, there is no need for any incisions or injections. You can think of it as a blinking flashlight, sending out scattered wavelengths of light, making an IPL a skin treatment that is very targeted for specific problem areas or skin concerns.
Preparing and supporting early skin conditioning before your procedure can help you to achieve the most optimal skin priming prior to a cosmetic procedure. Many practitioners recommend discontinuing retinol/retinoid use for several days prior procedure and several days to weeks after procedure.
Using the proper skincare 7–14 days prior to a cosmetic procedure creates healthier skin that supports the renewal of skin damage post-procedure.