What To Expect During An IPL Photofacial Treatment
A topical anesthetic gel is first given to the skin before IPL therapy to lessen pain. The ailment being treated and the quantity of pigment in the skin, are two factors taken into consideration while adjusting the IPL machine to the settings that best fit the patient's skin.
The patient's eyes are shielded, and the IPL handpiece is gently rubbed against the skin while light pulses are emitted. The red or brown pigment in the skin absorbs the light, which is then turned to heat and melts the pigmented cells.
Following treatment, a moisturizer containing sunscreen is often used before the topical anesthetic is removed with a warm cloth. A cold pack is used for 5 to 10 minutes if there is any swelling.