IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, which is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of skin conditions. It is a popular treatment for various skin concerns, including sun damage, age spots, acne, rosacea, broken capillaries, and fine lines. IPL is a safe and effective procedure that can improve the color and texture of your skin with minimal downtime and discomfort.
How Does IPL Work?
The IPL device emits pulses of light that penetrate the skin’s second layer, heating the underlying tissue without damaging the epidermis. The heat generated by the light energy breaks down unwanted pigmentation, collagen fibers, and blood vessels, triggering the body’s natural healing response to remove these damaged cells. This process promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells and stimulates collagen production, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.
Who is a Good Candidate for IPL?
A good candidate for IPL is someone who wants to improve the appearance of skin discoloration, sun damage, age spots, or fine lines and wrinkles.
What does it cost?
IPL is priced per area. The first area, such as the face or the neck is $400. When adding a second or third area to the treatment each subsequent area is only $200. So if you do the face it’s $400. Face and neck is $600. Face, neck and declotte is $800. See www.modernslc.com for more information.
IPL Single Area:$400
IPL Two Areas: $600
IPL Two Areas: $800
The Modern Experience:
At our clinic, we use the Harmony XL Pro Machine by Alma, one of the most advanced and customizable devices available, to provide our patients with the most effective and personalized IPL treatments. On the day of your treatment, your provider will clean your skin and apply a clear ultrasound gel to help transfer the energy into your skin. They will then use a handheld device to deliver precise pulses of light energy to the targeted areas of your skin. The treatment typically takes 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
After your IPL treatment, your provider will give you specific instructions on how to care for your skin in the days and weeks following the procedure. This may include using a gentle cleanser, avoiding sun exposure, and wearing sunscreen. You may experience some redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, but these symptoms typically subside within a few days!
If you’re ready to enhance your skin and achieve a more youthful, radiant complexion, contact us today to learn more about our IPL services!
Before you head out the door after your treatment you will have protective skincare applied by your Aesthetician.
After your IPL session, you will notice changes in your skin. Do not be alarmed as mild side effects are perfectly normal. These changes indicate that the treatment is working properly.
The most common issues that clients experience are: blisters, bruising, crusting, brown spots, redness, swelling, sunspots, and blemishes.
These symptoms create no reason for concern. Even when a procedure is non-invasive there is a healing process that takes place, with side effects lasting only a few days
Don’t take hot showers, hot baths, or bask in a hot tub for a minimum of 48 hours
Don’t exfoliate your skin within the first 7 days as it may cause irritation
Don’t pick any crusting or blisters
Don’t exercise or participate in any strenuous physical activity. Wait at least two days to do so
Don’t expose your skin to the sun unprotected- always wear an spf 30+ and a wide brimmed hat if you are spending time outdoors- we do not recommend spending time outdoors while receiving IPL treatments, that is why we recommend doing your treatments during fall/winter
Don’t use skin care products such as retinol or acids for the first 72 hours.
Use a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF for the first couple of days before returning to your normal skincare routine.