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IPL® PhotoFacial in Boston, MA

Intended for photoaged or sun damaged skin, the IPL® PhotoFacial from Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester, restores skin to a youthful appearance for men and women in the Greater Boston area.

WHAT IS IPL® PHOTOFACIAL?

The IPL®, or Intense Pulsed Light, treatment is one of our most popular procedures due to the dramatic results achieved for our clients. Photofacials:

  • Remove sun damage
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Give the skin a smooth even tone
  • Erase fine lines and blemishes

A series of intense pulsed light treatments (IPL®) dramatically improve:

  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Brown Spots
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Tiny spider veins
  • Large pores
  • Rosacea
  • Flushing and redness of the face
  • Wrinkles surrounding the eyes
  • Wrinkles of the lips
  • Forehead lines and wrinkles

IPL® treatments trigger natural responses in the skin that increase collagen formation over a period of several months. The IPL® skin rejuvenation treatment is quick, safe, and effective with minimum downtime. After treatment, you can immediately resume your normal activities. Six treatments are recommended for the best results.

IPL® treatments can be safely performed on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Each treatment lasts 15 minutes to an hour depending on the area to be treated.

ARE PHOTOFACIALS FOR MEN AND WOMEN?

Yes, as with most treatments, men and women will see dramatic results from this treatment.

ARE IPL® TREATMENTS SAFE?

Intense pulsed light (IPL®) treatments apply pulses of light throughout the treatment area. The skin is penetrated without causing damage. Light energy targets dilated blood vessels and areas of pigmentation, disrupting the blemished area with heat to stimulate the body’s healing process. Typically, the treated lesion becomes darker and flakes off, or it is absorbed by the body.

HOW OFTEN CAN YOU GET IPL® TREATMENTS?

Treatment can be given as often as every three weeks.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF IPL® TREATMENTS?

Treatment is considered to be safe as there are rarely complicated issues. After your treatment your skin may appear flushed; brown pigmented spots may appear darker; and capillaries may be more visible. Pigment changes usually fade within a few days but can last up to a week. In very rare instances, temporary swelling and/or blistering can occur.

HOW MANY IPL® TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

In most cases, six treatments are prescribed to achieve optimal cosmetic results. Each treatment can be scheduled approximately three weeks from the last. Sunscreen should always be used whenever the skin is exposed to the sun – without sun protectant, new sun damage may develop. Follow-up treatments may be performed annually to provide continued results.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY IPL® PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENT?

An IPL treatment takes anywhere from 15 to 35 minutes to perform, varying due to the size of the treatment area. Skin is first cleansed, and a cooling gel is applied to the treatment area. You’ll notice a snap-like sensation as the light pulses are delivered, much like being snapped with a rubber band. Once treatment is completed, the gel is taken off and the skin cleansed once more. Sunscreen is put on the treatment area for protection. If your skin is quite sensitive, a cool compress may offer relief following treatment.

WHAT IMPROVEMENTS WILL I SEE AFTER MY IPL® PHOTOFACIAL?

Men and women are extremely satisfied with their photofacial procedures. Gradual improvement to the following skin issues will develop following the procedure:

  • Fine lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Broken capillaries
  • Reddened skin
  • Irregular pigmentation

Your body will continue to produce collagen several months after your last treatment. Your skin will improve with each treatment and feel smoother. You will have a more even skin tone, regain elasticity and have a more youthful look.

WHO WILL PERFORM THE IPL® PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENTS?

Our certified aestheticians will do all treatments under the direct supervision of Dr. Rosy Sandhu, our on-site physician.  You can be confident that you are getting the best treatments because our staff has been highly trained and certified in all aspects of laser and IPL® delivery.

IPL® PHOTOFACIAL FOR BROWN SPOTS

Photofacials use intense pulsed light (IPL®) to heat the skin and bring sun damage, such as brown spots, to the surface. This process speeds up the cell turnover. Photofacials are not recommended for people with darker skin tones

WHAT IS THE COST OF IPL® PHOTOFACIALS IN BOSTON?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL®) treatments are usually sold in packages of three to six treatments, although one treatment can dramatically erase sun damage.  Prices begin around $150, depending on the area to be treated and the number of treatments needed. Neem Medical Spa accepts cash, bank checks, and all major credit cards including Visa®,  MasterCard®,  American Express®, and Discover®, as well as financing via CareCredit®.

For more information on IPL® Photofacials, Boston-area residents can contact us by filling out the form in the upper left-hand corner for a complimentary consultation at our Somerville or Winchester office.