IPL Photofacial

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IPL Photofacial for perfectly clear skin

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What is AN IPL PhotoFacial?

IPL means Intense Pulsed Light, so by using essentially a super bright flashing beam of energy, the desired treatment area is targeted to essentially break up dark pigmentation and cauterize red vessels. This process of applying IPL is relatively easy process with little to no downtime.

Popular Treatments

Choose from our wide range of treatments below

Skincare Consultation

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30 mins

IPL Spot Corrector

Spot treating with IPL, great for surgical or acne scars. Suitable for up to 5 single spots on the face or body. Treatment for more than 5 areas would be charged another segment.

5 mins

IPL for the Hands

Correct the signs of aging on the hands with an IPL treatment for the hands.

30 mins

IPL for the Face

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for treatment of red & brown spots on the face, neck or body. Great for treatment of scars, spots, freckles & rosacea. Suitable for those with fair/light skin tones only. (Men must shave prior to treatment)

30 mins

IPL Full Face & Neck

Treatment for the full face and neck.

45 mins

IPL for the Arms

Treatment for the full arms with IPL.

45 mins

IPL Full Face, Neck & Chest

Treatment for the full face, neck, and full chest.

60 mins
How Does IPL PhotoFacial Work?

The IPL Photofacial treatment targets pigmented and vascular regions on the face, neck or body.  By helping to reduce hyper-pigmentation, freckles, cafe au lait macules, melasma, dischromia, liver spots, moles, birthmarks, port wine stains, rosacea, and broken capillaries for clear skin.

What Kind of IPL Do We Use at Cienega Med Spa?

We use Alma Harmony AFT IPL (Dye VL) the absolute strongest and most powerful IPL on the market. With us your treatment is targeted for effectiveness and safety.

When Should I Receive An IPL PhotoFacial?

Many people opt to receive IPL as a corrective treatment to achieve ultimate clear skin, whiles others opt to receive treatment to completely clear the affected area(s), for example to treat unwanted freckles, dark spots or burst capillaries.

How Many IPL Treatments Do I Need?

IPL is recommended as a 3 part treatment series for absolute best results. Depending on what’s being treated and the severity, some may need 6 sessions till ideal results are achieved.

Is IPL PhotoFacial Safe?

Yes, this treatment is extremely safe for type 1-4 skin types with minimal downtime and minimal side effects. Those who are skin types 5 and 6 should NOT receive IPL treatments.

Does IPL Hurt?

The treatment has a low to medium level of discomfort described by most patients as a warm sensation. No numbing is required for this treatment, however it is provided for those who request it.

With numbing cream no sensation is felt during treatment. Post treatment you may feel like a sunburn has developed. This can be relieved using water mists and ice packs and typical resolves within 12 hours post treatment.

How Soon Will I See Results from IPL?

Results typically develop in about two weeks post treatment.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate for IPL?

The ideal candidate for IPL are those with fair to medium skin tones. Those who are (untanned) Hispanics, Middle Eastern or Asian may also receive IPL.

Who Should NOT Get IPL?

Because IPL targets pigment, those with dark tanned skin or darker skin tones are advised not to treat with IPL, as the treated area may actually become darker.

In these cases we suggest to treat with the safe and effective alternative for all skin colors, Clear and Brilliant.

What Are The Side Effects from IPL?

The pigmented areas may get worse before they get better with mild inflammation and pinkness for 1-3 days is common. Pain post treatment is common up to 12 hours post treatment.

How Soon Can I Get a Second Treatment of IPL?

Depending on your skin type and healing process, you can get a treatment every 2-6 weeks. Or as recommended by your treating medical professional.

Is There Any Downtime from IPL?

After treatment the area may become darker, similar to a scab.  Once this scab flakes off, new fresh skin is revealed.  For large areas like the arms, the area may be pink to mildly red for up to 3 days.

What Is the After Care of IPL?

We will ask that you continue to keep the treated area moisturized, ideally with Aquaphor (which we will provide for you).  Do not pick peel or scratch the treatment area.  Let the area heal on its own.  Bandaging is not required post treatment.

Cover the treated area with a thick bandage covering if you are planning on being in the sun immediately after your treatment. We ask that you refrain from hot tubs, swimming pools, dips in the ocean or water sports until the skin’s surface has completed healed and sealed up again-meaning there should be no openings in the area targeted.

If you are unsure of what this exactly means, feel free to come in and show us your treated area, or even email or text us a photo to get medical guidance on how to properly take care of your skin.

How Do I Get Started?

All new clients are given a complimentary consultation as well as a (no charge) medical evaluation with a doctor or nurse practitioner (you will need to allow extra time at your first visit for this).

We are open 7 days a week. Once you schedule your appointment we will ask that you come in 15 minutes prior so we may apply your complimentary medical grade numbing cream.

Please shave treatment areas if there is hair. Our IPL treat does NOT affect hair growth.

Why Choose Cienega Med Spa?
  • Treatments are rendered only by highly trained registered nurses.
  • We provide medical grade numbing cream at no extra charge.
  • We provide post treatment cream at no extra charge.
  • Our treatment rooms are superiorly clean, tidy and organized.
  • Treatment rooms outfitted with Apple TVs and big screens for your enjoyment.
  • Treatment times are plentiful with ample time given to you for your comfort, expert care & accommodations.
  • Our nurses thoroughly take care of your skin for your utmost safety.
  • We are open 7 days a week.
  • Upfront and clear pricing!
  • Best value.
  • Luxury locations.

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