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IPL Photo Facials .

IPL Melbourne FL .

There are a lot of options that appear online when you search for “IPL Melbourne Fl”.  It’s important you find a spa you can trust.  IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. A photofacial, or fotofacial is a facial procedure in which pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL Photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. IPL is an ideal treatment for: 

• Lightening and removing “sun spots”, “age spots”, and brown blotches on the face, neck, chest, hands and other areas of the body
• Lightening and reducing redness, rosacea, dilated blood vessels and “broken” blood vessels on the face, neck and chest
• Helping to control flushing
It also has a lesser effect of improving skin texture through collagen stimulation and improves pore size minimally by temporarily reducing oiliness
• Reduction of Spider Veins


Most benefits of a photofacial/fotofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment and are most beneficial when done in a series.

Single Treatment

$ 200
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Series of Five

$ 875
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IPL FAQs.

The IPL is the best treatment for fading away excess brown pigment (freckles, sun/age spots, melasma) as well as clearing facial redness associated with Rosacea and sun damage. The IPL targets the cells that contain the excess pigment and then causes the pigment to rise to the surface of the skin where it sloughs off. Because excess pigment is deposited at various levels/layers of the skin it can take up to 6 treatments to reach the deeper layers of pigment and to obtain optimal results. For facial redness the IPL closes down the tiny blood vessels that cause the redness. The IPL can be used to treat all areas of the body.

With proper skin care and sun protection following IPL Photorejuvenation treatments, results can last for years. Remember that skin is genetically programmed to create brown spots in response to UV radiation exposure. It is impossible to avoid all sun exposure and so even with the best of skin care and protection, new brown spots may emerge gradually over time.  Proper skin care and protection is the only thing standing between you and appearance of future brown spots.

IPL will provide benefits and significantly reverse many of the visible signs of sun-damaged skin; but it is critical that the recommended skin care regimen is followed regularly and year-round. Discoloration and skin damage can occur during the sunny months as well as the dreary dark winter months when there is much less sunshine.  The damage often does not become apparent until the sunnier summer months. To protect your results and financial investment, you must protect your skin year-round with skin care products designed to suppress the development of brown and red discoloration.  Typically, after completing a series of treatments, the achieved results can be maintained with an occasional single treatment.

Brown Discoloration: When treating brown spots (hyperpigmentation) or melasma (larger areas of brownish discoloration) there can be an immediate darkening of some of the area treated. This occurs if there is brownish pigment that is superficially located in the layers of your skin. This is a sign of good things to come! This response typically resolves in 7-14 days, at which time most people will notice a slight lightening of many superficial brown spots. If the pigment is located in the deeper layers of skin, as is often the case in melasma, there may be no initial darkening of the excess pigment. To improve deeper pigment issues and brown spots, a series of treatments will be needed before you will notice normal healthy skin emerge with significantly fewer brown spots and general discoloration. It is not always possible to eliminate all spots however, dramatic lightening and improvement is common.

Redness: The IPL can also be used to treat facial, neck and chest redness. Redness can look slightly more evident and patchy after treatment.

After a full series: Skin will look refreshed and rejuvenated. Improvement in tone and texture of skin is experienced. A significant reduction of brown and red areas of discoloration, small red blood vessels (spider veins) and irregular areas of pigmentation occurs. Pore size is reduced by one third. A reduction of red discoloration will be evident in individuals with rosacea or abnormal flushing. Skin looks more beautiful following IPL Photorejuvenation.

The IPL treatment at Achieve Beautiful Skin is pain-free. You will experience a cooling sensation as the pulses of therapeutic light are passed over your skin. A bright light will be evident even though your eyes are completely protected with laser eye shields. Afterwards, there can be a mild “sunburn” sensation that usually goes away after 24 hours.

The most common (and expected) side effect is a darkening of the more superficial brown spots and areas being treating. This darkening of superficial brown spots will flake off after about 7-14 days. There can also be generalized redness of the skin and redness around the brown spots (like a halo) this can last 48-72 hours.

The cost is based on the size of the area being treated and the number of treatments needed to address the specific problem. If treating brown spots or melasma, most people will need up to 6 treatments for ideal results. If treating redness, most people will require 3-5 treatments. Each treatment takes less than one hour to perform. Treatments are done every 2–4 weeks. A series of treatments will take about 12 weeks to complete. Individual quotes for cost and number of treatments needed to treat your unique situation will be provided at the time of your consultation.

Areas of skin, which will benefit the most, are generally sun-exposed areas. The most common areas treated are: Face, Neck, Chest and Backs of the Hands.

Your skin may look slightly flushed temporarily. This mild “glow” will usually not be noticed by other individuals. If you wish, you may apply powder or make-up right away.

There is minimal downtime with IPL treatments. Darkened brown spots or discoloration can be covered with make-up if desired. Typically, darkening and discoloration is most evident after the first treatment and is less obvious with subsequent treatments. To avoid complications and obtain the best possible outcome, we require that you do not tan or use spray tan/self tanner 2 weeks before your treatment. Also, it is recommended that you avoid direct sun exposure for 48 hours before or after your treatment. Treatments will never be done over recently tanned skin.

Your skin may look slightly flushed temporarily. This mild “glow” will usually not be noticed by other individuals. If you wish, you may apply powder or make-up right away.

It has been demonstrated that the majority of people will achieve most of their improvement after five treatments are performed. Improvement is gradual and becomes evident after several treatments have been completed.

Maintenance treatments are recommended in order to maintain the positive benefits that have been achieved after completing the first series of five treatments. The ideal time to schedule a single maintenance treatment is about four months after your last treatment. However, we can individualize treatment maintenance schedules depending on specific needs and assessment.