IPL Photofacial

At Spice Wellness & Medspa, we offer IPL Photofacial treatments that require no anesthetic and involve little to no downtime. As few as one or two treatments can reduce spots, smooth uneven pigmentation, help repair broken facial capillaries and veins, and reduce the redness associated with rosacea. Additional treatments will continue to improve tone, texture, and stimulate the dermis to produce more collagen. Call 937-347-1369 to schedule a complimentary consultation and to hear about our current specials.

What is an IPL Photofacial?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of skin damage using high intensity light. IPL may be used on the face, neck, décolleté, chest and hands. It is effective in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, rosacea, brown pigmentation, and dull complexions. There is no downtime and the result is a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.

How does IPL Photofacial work?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-laser therapy that involves shining highly concentrated and intense beams of light intermittently on the surface of the skin. Photo refers to the beam of light, and facial refers to the face and/or neck region. The pulses of light target pigment and vascular irregularities, smoothing out the skin’s tone and texture. IPL therapy helps to reduce the effects of aging, leaving patients with younger, clearer, and healthier-looking skin. It is not to be confused with laser therapy. Whereas laser therapy uses one particular wavelength of light, IPL therapy produces a spectrum of light.

Is an IPL Photofacial safe?

Yes, it is. When performed correctly by our certified, experienced staff at Spice Wellness & Medspa, IPL Photofacial therapy is both safe and effective.

We start by first assessing your complete medical history; your current health condition; and any potential you may have for complications. Additionally, we provide all patients with protective eyewear that must be worn during treatment.

Pre-Treatment Care:

  • Avoid use of Accutane for six months.
  • Avoid natural and artificial tanning—including self-tanner and spray tans—for a minimum of four weeks.
  • Discontinue the use of Retin-A, Retinol, glycolics, bleaching creams, and exfoliants on treatment area one week prior.
  • Shave any hair present in the treatment area. Men should shave twice to ensure the hair is as short as possible.
  • Gently cleanse the area, removing all makeup and lotions.
  • Do not apply any products except for a topical anesthetic if you are using one.
  • For treatment of pigmented lesions, consult your physician if there is a family history of skin cancer or other genetic diseases.

Post-Treatment Care:

  • Avoid activities that induce excessive sweating—hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, whirlpools, and vigorous workouts—for one to two days.
  • Apply a cold compress—not ice—to help reduce redness and swelling.
  • Do not pick or scratch any darkened, pigmented areas that begin to flake.
  • Avoid natural and artificial tanning—including self-tanner and spray tans—for a minimum of four weeks.
  • Apply a minimum SPF 45 (UVA/UVB) sunblock every two hours during sun exposure up to eight weeks.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment if skin is broken or blistering.
  • Use gentle cleansers with lukewarm water. Do not rub skin vigorously. Moisturizer may be applied.