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Introduction to IPL Photofacial

The old saying that “time flies” is one of those sentiments that can be harder and more unexpected than most colloquialisms give it credit. For many people, it feels like just yesterday you were in the prime of your life with a lust for life, beautiful skin, and knees that don’t pop as you stand up… While our team at RemedyNow Aesthetics in Milwaukee, WI unfortunately can’t do anything about the sounds your body makes, we can help you achieve better-looking skin with the IPL Photofacial. This simple and painless treatment can help you look rejuvenated and hopefully give you a little more of an oomph in your step.

What is IPL Photofacial?

Our rejuvenating photofacial is a safe, easy and effective way to reduce the appearance of sun damage on a cellular level. IPL uses only the light absorbed by oxyhemoglobin and melanin to reduce the appearance of sunspots. It also reduces the effects of elastosis while helping capillaries and fine lines disappear, and it targets damaged skin while leaving the surrounding tissues untouched. IPL photofacial and photorejuvenation treatments are incredibly safe procedures that have been proven effective in over 80 different peer-reviewed scientific studies. Our IPL system targets blemishes to make the treatment quick and effective. The change is taking place deep in the skin on a cellular level. You’ll see improvements right away, but the long-lasting true benefits will be seen in a few weeks.

What are the Benefits of IPL Photofacial?

In addition to increasing their appearance and self-confidence, so many of our clients in the Milwaukee area have discovered the following benefits from their IPL Photofacial treatment:

  • Acne
  • Aging skin
  • Skin firmness
  • Pigmented lesions (i.e. freckles, age spots, brown spots)
  • Rosacea
  • Telangiectasia (small red spots on the skin)
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Unwanted hair
  • Vascular lesions

Who are the Best Candidates for IPL Photofacial?

The best candidate for an IPL Photofacial is any adult individual struggling with the following:

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines
  • Injury scars
  • Skin discoloration
  • Wrinkles

Unfortunately, if you are currently dealing with melasma (a skin condition in which patches and spots appear darker than your natural skin tone) we can not recommend this procedure for you as this treatment could worsen that condition. You may also not be a good candidate for IPL if you:

  • Are sensitive to light
  • Are very dark-skinned
  • Have keloid scar tissue
  • Have recently tanned your skin using sunlight, tanning beds, or tanning creams
  • Have severe scarring
  • Might have skin cancer
  • Use a retinoid cream

What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting an IPL Photofacial in Milwaukee is to schedule your consultation at RemedyNow Aesthetics. When you come in for this appointment, you will be able to meet with Dr. Siddiqui or one of our medical aestheticians, express what you would like to achieve from the treatment, and have any additional questions answered. We will have certain medical questions for you and examine the area you are looking to treat. Once we have the information we need, a treatment plan will be created for you. If you agree with this plan, you will be able to undergo your first treatment right then, or if you would rather reschedule for another day, you can do so with our Patient Coordinator.

When discussing your medical history, please be sure to mention the following:

  • Currently pregnant
  • Have a skin condition
  • Take medication for other conditions

*Your honesty and clarity will help ensure the safest and most effective procedure results.

What to Expect on the Day of IPL Photofacial

When you come into our office for your IPL Photofacial in Milwaukee, your session will begin with the technician rubbing a gel onto your clean skin. You will also be provided with dark glasses to protect your eyes. Then, we’ll use the handheld IPL device and press it directly onto your skin. The device makes targeted pulses of light which do create a slight sensation. Many of our patients compare the feeling to being popped with a rubber band. If you are sensitive to certain sensations, a numbing cream can be utilized to make your treatment a little more comfortable.
The entire procedure will typically take between 20 and 30 minutes but could take up to an hour in larger areas.

IPL Photofacial Recovery

You will be able to return to your day after the procedure, but you will be encouraged to avoid direct sunlight and wear quality sunblock to have a more effective recovery. It may feel like you have a sunburn the first 4 – 6 hours after you finished, but ice packs or a cool washcloth can help alleviate the sensation. You may appear to be red or bruised for a day or two, but this will go away. If you are treating brown spots, they may get darker but will return to normal within a few weeks.

A few things to keep in mind as you heal:

  • Avoid wearing makeup if your skin still hurts
  • Use moisturizing lotion
  • Wash your face with a cleanser for sensitive skin
  • Wear sunscreen, even if it’s not sunny outside

You will be advised when it’s ok to resume your normal skincare routine, but it’s usually about a week after your session.

How Much Does IPL Photofacial Cost in Milwaukee, WI?

The cost of an IPL Photofacial in Milwaukee will be determined by multiple factors, such as the number of treatments you will need and the area that is being treated. After you meet with your technician and they have a better understanding of what you will require for optimal results, you will be provided with a price breakdown for the entirety of your treatment.

Why Choose Us?

RemedyNow Aesthetics is conveniently located in the Milwaukee area. We have a wonderful team of licensed physicians and specialists who are fully trained in the latest aesthetic techniques to give you a more youthful appearance with natural-looking results. Our clinic is co-founded and led by Dr. Danish Siddiqui, an accomplished board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist with more than 25 years of experience. He started RemedyNow with the goal to offer his patients integrated aesthetics, wellness, and medical services provided by a multidisciplinary team of experts. Our team shares his attitude towards patient wellness and happiness with a strong belief in the mantra that if you look better, you feel better.

IPL Photofacial FAQs

Is IPL Photofacial painful?

While everyone’s pain tolerance is different, the average IPL Photofacial session has little to no pain during the treatment or recovery. Some patients have commented that during their treatment, they feel a warming sensation which can cause some mild discomfort.

How many appointments will I need?

In order to get the best results, most patients will require an average of 4 – 6 treatments scheduled four weeks apart.

How long until I see results?

Even with a single session, most results show up after about 2 weeks. The more sessions you attend, the better the results will be.

Can I combine IPL Photofacial with other procedures?

Absolutely! Many of our Miluakee patients will combine their IPL Photofacial with other skin treatments like a Chemical Peel or Microneedling. Our knowledgeable technicians will be able to make the best suggestions for you to achieve your ideal results.

What are the risks associated with IPL Photofacial?

The IPL Photofacial is a relatively safe procedure, and our team at RemedyNow Aesthetics does our absolute best to ensure you a healthy recovery. That being said, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with the procedure, which can include but are not limited to:

If you experience any long-lasting or concerning results from your treatment, please contact our office immediately.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are in the Milwaukee area and believe that an IPL Photofacial could be beneficial in your life and fix certain skin issues, then RemedyNow Aesthetics wants to be the one to help. You can easily request a consultation through our website or give us a call at (262) 404–9003 ext. 3. The appearance of your skin can affect another person’s perception of you, so why not make sure it’s beautiful? Call us today for your IPL Photofacial consultation and get on your way to a new you.

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