IPL photofacial in Houston, TX

IPL Photofacial

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Reverse facial spots and restore your skin

Beautiful and healthy skin is everyone’s goal.

The best way to keep your skin free of age spots and sun spots is a daily maintenance plan that includes sun block protection. However, as we age, our previous sun exposure can surface in the form of darker pigment, wrinkles and tiny blood vessels. If brown spots are left untreated, they can lead to a more damaging and potentially dangerous skin condition called Actinic Keratosis (AK). Even more serious, these can further progress into basal cell carcinoma. The good news is that you can begin to correct and reverse this progressive process with intense pulsed light treatments (IPL) at Dr. Christi’s Medical Spa in Houston, Texas.

Treatment details

Treatment type

Photofacial

# of Treatments Needed

3 to 5

Treatment time

45 Minutes

Downtime

None

Sun spots

Sun damage

Brown spots

Freckles

Pigmentation

How IPL Photofacial in Houston works

Benefits of IPL Photofacial in Houston

As one of the most effective anti-aging treatments available, there are a number of benefits to getting an IPL Photofacial in Houston at ChristiMD Med Spa. These include:

Non-invasive treatment

Dissolves discolored skin cells

Replenishes collagen

Little to no downtime

Less than 1 hour per treatment

Real results

Your IPL Photofacial results

This treatment is non-ablative and non-invasive with no social downtime needed. You will experience a slight redness following the treatment. In order to achieve a safe and full clearance, 3-5 treatments may be needed based on the severity, skin type and background pigment colorations.

Dr. Christi Pramudji, MD, explains Intense Pulsed Light therapy, or IPL. This treatment is great for rosacea, sunspots, and sun damage.

Discover in this video from the MedSpa at ChristiMD in Houston, TX, what IPL can do for you, and whether you’re a candidate. Beautiful and healthy skin is everyone’s goal!

a passionate, experienced medical team

Choosing the right medical spa is the key to realizing the best outcomes.

The ChristiMD staff members are professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. We are all brought together by a commitment to providing a trustworthy, welcoming space for every visitor who walks through our doors.

Operating inside Methodist Medical Office Building Two, we have access to highly advanced medical treatments that aren’t available under one roof anywhere else in Houston.

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How is IPL Photofacial in Houston different?

By using the Cutera Limelight IPL, Dr. Christi and her staff have the unique ability to shift the treatment wavelengths depending on the application and skin type. This means we can treat more skin tones and accommodate the melanin and hemoglobin absorption as well as the cooling and time of pulse delivery.

As reported in a clinical paper from Scripps Clinic Dermatologist Victor Ross,

“The LimeLight device is unique in its design because it makes pulsed light much more specific for the condition it’s treating and is able to shift between modes/wavelengths for different skin types and severity of conditions. It’s similar to having three different wavelengths in one box using the shorter wavelengths in the 500-600 nm range for vascular type procedures and longer wavelengths for pigment.”

What can I expect after treatment?

Patients receiving an IPL photofacial in Houston should expect all of the following after treatment

  • Localized redness may occur in treatment area for up to 24 hours
  • Crusting and darkening of brown spots beginning after 24 hours and for up to 3-4 days
  • Flaking of “peppery looking spots” over a period of a week to two weeks
  • Re-treatment can be performed once the crusting has cleared; generally 1-3 weeks
  • You should avoid artificial tanning, sun exposure without sun protection, in the 4 weeks following treatment

How often should I get treatment?

While every patient is different, a typical treatment protocol consists of a series of 3 to 5 treatments performed every 2 to 4 weeks.