Skin Rejuvenation with the IPL Facial in the Washington D.C. area
The plethora of skin rejuvenation treatment options can at times be daunting. It’s not easy to determine what procedure will work best to eliminate the problems brought on by excessive sun exposure, genetics, or the natural aging process. Individuals who want to regain their skin’s beauty in the Washington D.C. area can rejuvenate skin health and appearance with our advanced IPL facial, also known as the intense pulsed light photofacial.
Our groundbreaking treatment system stimulates the regeneration of collagen to resolve cosmetic concerns like sun damage, fine lines, large pores, rosacea, and more. And here’s the best part—no downtime or recovery!
IPL (intense pulsed light) is broad band light that targets pigmentation issues like rosacea, red spots, sun damage, and brown spots. The light disintegrates the discolored cells, prompting the generation of new cells to take their place. We can use our state-of-the-art technology on the face chest, neck, back, arms, chest, and legs. It also resolves spider veins and broken blood vessels.
If you are looking to rejuvenate your skin and revive facial beauty for a smooth, even skin tone and texture, call Dr. Singleton at (240) 630-8175 or schedule a consultation today.
elos Plus Benefits
At the forefront of laser technology is the innovative elos Plus Multi-Application Platform from Candela. It combines bipolar radiofrequency (RF) with optical (laser and pulsed light) energy to treat all skin types effectively and safely. Elos Plus technology allows for deep penetration, making it more effective than treatments that simply address the skin’s surface. Other benefits include:
- skin rejuvenation can last for up to one year – of course staying out of the sun and using sunscreen reliably will increase the likelihood that your skin tone remains even
- no need for treatment preparation or recovery time – elos Plus treatments take under an hour and most patients return to their routines right after treatment
- stimulates collagen to firm and tighten skin
The Most Advanced PhotoFacial
Capital Facial Plastic Surgery offers a professional understanding of facial anatomy that only a board-certified facial plastic surgeon can bring. Unlike medical spas or clinics, Dr. Adam Singleton augments his IPL facials with the highest level of medical care. Although many medspas and laser clinics offer laser treatments, the experience of a plastic and reconstructive surgeon is lacking. Because light-based devices and lasers can induce complications if not used correctly, we feel it’s crucial to choose a board certified, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon when considering an IPL Facial.
Skin Conditions Treated with the IPL Photofacial
The skin issues which we can resolve with an IPL Facial include:
- Age Spots
- Liver spots
- Acne scars, Acne redness
- Spider veins (broken capillaries)
- Cherry angiomas
We also see a reduction in acne breakouts as well as an improvement in skin texture and tone.
What to Expect during your IPL Photofacial
Dr. Singleton will assess your skin condition and review your medical history to determine if an IPL Facial is the right treatment for you. He may recommend to start immediately or schedule an appointment for a later day. Each treatment session lasts no longer than 60 minutes, and depending on the severity of your skin issues, treatments range from two to four sessions.
Side-effects are minor and may include swelling and redness, which resolves after a day or two. Any darkly pigmented lesions will remain for up to 2 weeks and then flake off. There is minimal downtime, so patients can return to their daily activities once they leave our office.
IPL Recovery and Downtime
There are few side-effects from IPL Facial, and there is minimal downtime. You may experience some redness, much like a mild sunburn. We tell patients to apply ice packs or a wet washcloth put in the freezer to the area. Also, patients should avoid direct sunlight as much as possible for about 30 days and apply sunscreen (30 SPF or higher) liberally each day.
You can use a gentle cleanser with warm water twice daily, but no more. Maintain moisture on your skin at all times by using a mild moisturizer after treatment. Also it’s best to avoid makeup for at least twelve hours. Dr. Singleton will give you a complete list of dos and don’ts after treatment.
IPL Facial FAQs
We can treat any area except around the eyes, such as the face, chest, neck, hands, arms, back, and legs.
Treatments are tolerable. We provide options to ease any discomfort, including a topical numbing cream and ice packs. Discuss these options with Dr. Singleton during your consultation.
Avoid the tanning bed for at least two weeks before your session and apply a broad-spectrum (SPF 30 or higher) sunscreen.
You can resume all normal activities following your IPL Facial except for those that require you to be in the sun. Also, remember to apply sunscreen daily, whether you plan to go outside or not.
If you use sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure throughout the treatment process you can enjoy the best results offered by an IPL Facial. After a month, you may experience some sun exposure, but use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin and avoid the damage excessive sun exposure can trigger. Dr. Singleton will advise you on how to best care for your skin concerning the sun during your consultation.
We recommend you incorporate a daily skincare regimen with medical-grade products like moisturizers and sunscreen. You may also consider and IPL Facial session one to four times per year for maintenance.