IPL Photofacial

Skinovatio Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago's Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Western Springs, IL

An intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial with the Sheerwave® IPL 360 platform can restore your more youthful skin by diminishing the appearance of age spots, sun damage, and more. At Skinovatio Medical Spa, which boasts locations in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Western Springs, Arlington Heights, Barrington, and Rush & Division neighborhoods, you can have a personalized IPL photofacial and get your younger-looking skin back. You can conveniently book your IPL photofacial through the online scheduler, or you can call either clinic to schedule.

IPL Photofacial Q & A

Why should I get an IPL photofacial?

A Sheerwave IPL 360 photofacial replenishes and evens out your skin tone, simply by using light energy. You should consider getting an IPL photofacial to decrease the appearance of:

  • Brown or red spots
  • Tiny broken vessels
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Freckles  

Your IPL photorejuvenation service can even minimize the severity of an acne breakout, as well as improve rosacea-related symptoms (like redness).

What happens during an IPL photofacial?

As the name implies, an IPL photofacial involves exposing your skin to beams of very bright light. This light is quickly converted into heat energy by melanin — the dark pigments — in your skin. When these targeted pigments heat up, they start to break apart.

These smaller melanin fragments work their way to the surface of your skin and gradually start to shed away. Throughout this entire process, new skin cells are working hard to rebuild tissue and collagen. So as discolored spots start to fade, newer, healthier skin rises to the surface.  

Which areas can an IPL photofacial treat?

New Look Laser Medical tailors your Sheerwave IPL 360 photofacial to you and any specific areas you want to target. You can have IPL photorejuvenation treatments on your:

  • Arms
  • Face
  • Hands
  • Décolleté
  • Shoulders

You can always talk with your dedicated skin care expert if you have other areas you’d like to have treated, too.

How long does it take to recover from an IPL photofacial?

An IPL photofacial service from New Look Laser Medical requires little to no downtime. It’s normal to have a little redness or puffiness afterward, but these minor side effects resolve within a few hours. You can apply makeup and skin care products as needed immediately after your treatment.

Your skin is going to be more sensitive to sunlight than normal after your IPL photorejuvenation treatment. To prevent sunburns, it’s important to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen and stay out of the sun as much as possible for the first few days.

Revitalize your skin by booking an IPL photofacial at New Look Laser Medical right away. Click on the online booking feature or call either location directly.

Individual results may vary.