What To Expect From Your First IPL Treatment

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What To Expect From Your First IPL Treatment

Looking to treat hyperpigmentation on your skin? IPL Therapy may be the perfect treatment. Below we’ve shared everything there is to know about IPL Therapy and what to expect from your first IPL treatment.


What Is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, is a form of photo rejuvenation, and also referred to as a photo facial. Studies directed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that the treatment can improve minor facial claws including fine lines, liver spots, aged or sun damaged skin, and more. IPL therapy targets skin pigmentation. The heat processes unwanted brown pigments into tiny particles, which are forced to either rise as scabs or be flushed away by the body’s lymphatic system. IPL can also affect fine wrinkles, rosacea, large pores and dilated capillaries.

Who Should Try IPL?

IPL Therapy is the perfect solution for young adults seeing early signs of pigmentation, wrinkling, and uneven tone. Before your treatment, schedule a consultation with a skin care specialist at The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge. During your appointment, we’ll evaluate your skin and determine if IPL Therapy is right for you. If your skin is dark or naturally tan, you may be at a greater risk of complications.

What To Expect From Treatment?

Before your IPL Therapy treatment, avoid tanning your skin and consult with your doctor about any products you should avoid in your skincare routine. Before the treatment begins, your skin care specialist will apply a cooling gel to your face. Next, the technician will begin applying the IPL handpiece to targeted areas of your skin. The treatment only takes about 20 minutes for the technician to treat your whole face. The procedure is performed in quadrants, targeting your cheeks, chin, and forehead one at a time. At the end of the treatment, your technician will wipe off the gel initially applied and apply sunscreen.



Following IPL Therapy, expect large spots of pigmentation to reduce within 24 to 48 hours. Treatment is a show to improve minor facial flaws and reduce the appearance of liver spots, warts, scars from acne, and other conditions affecting the pigmentation of the skin. Patients can go between 12 and 18 months until their second treatment.

Ready for your first IPL treatment? Contact The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge today to schedule your first consultation.