IPL is offered at UFP Layton location
BBL is offered at UFP Draper location
Everyone by now understands the importance of proper skin care. Too much abuse from the sun can cause premature signs of aging, not to mention the skin cancer risks and sunspots. If you are in need of some skin rejuvenation due to an overabundance of pigmentation and age spots in the skin, a Fotofacial may provide just the help you need. Fotofacials can help not only with the signs of aging and sun damage, but also other skin imperfections such as rosacea.
How are the IPL & BBL treatments performed?
IPL(Intense Pulsed Light) and BBL(Broad Band Light) are non-invasive and non-abrasive rejuvenation treatments for your skin. They use the power of pulsed light to target skin conditions associated with sun damage, aging, hyperpigmentation, acne, broken capillaries, rosacea and redness.
The area of treatment, typically the face, decollate, and/or often times the skin on the hands, is numbed prior to treatment but some patients can tolerate it without numbing. Passes are made by our experienced estheticians to treat the discoloration deep in the skin. A cooling tip is applied in between passes to make the procedure more comfortable. Between the numbing cream and cooling process, pain is minimal. The actual procedure takes approximately 20 minutes and results are achieved in anywhere from 2-6 treatments. Individual treatment price is reduced when purchased in a package.
There is no recovery time although the pigment tackled during the treatment will begin to surface over the next week and flake off. At that time, it will either be lighter or gone depending on how far along the patient is in their treatment process. There is no guarantee all pigment will be removed, and sometimes other treatments or home care products may be recommended for continued care and improvement. Products, such as hydroquinone or other long-term pigment correctors, can maximize results and keep pigmentation from coming back. Sunscreen is highly recommended during and following these treatments.
Utah Facial Plastics performs IPL Fotofacials using the Syneron Icon Laser and Sciton’s Forever Young BBL. To learn more about these devices, please visit www.syneron-candela.com or https://sciton.com/physicians/treatments-conditions/pigmentation/.
If you are someone who has discoloration in the form of brown spots, sun damage, redness or rosacea you may be a candidate for IPL/BBL. Patients who have melasma or are a Fitzpatrick 5 or 6 are not good candidates for this treatment.
Recovery can vary from patient to patient. Redness may last less than an hour while some patients may experience redness up to 48 hours. Pigmentation will surface and become darker, lasting 1-2 weeks before flaking off the skin. Patients can cover with makeup and should use proper post care products to increase healing.
These light treatments will reduce pigmentation and redness in the skin resulting in a more even tone and complexion. They are not used to improve textural issues in the skin. If you would like to improve both tone and texture you will want to consider a combination or standalone laser resurfacing treatment that will target both tone and texture.