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What Skin Issues Can an IPL Photofacial Address?


Are you tired of stubborn skin issues that never seem to go away? Now, advanced treatments like an IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial can tackle a wide range of problems with minimal downtime. This innovative technology targets areas of hyperpigmentation without harming the surrounding skin. RenewMD Medical Spa uses the Cutera xeo® laser system to provide clients with safe and effective results.

In this guide, we explore how an IPL & Laser Genesis photofacial works, the ideal candidates for the procedure, and what you can expect during and after your appointment. Our board certified nurse practitioners in Reno, NV, can help you achieve a more radiant complexion through IPL & Laser Genesis.

What is an IPL & Laser Genesis photofacial?

A photofacial, also called intense pulsed light therapy or a photorejuvenation treatment, is a noninvasive procedure that uses wavelengths of light to improve the look and feel of your skin. When used in unison with our Laser Genesis, the combination addresses unwanted pigmentation, redness, and inflammation. Minimal downtime is required, and sessions usually last about 60 minutes, with a series of 3 – 6 sessions recommended for optimal results.

Issues that can be addressed with an IPL & Laser Genesis photofacial

An IPL & Laser Genesis photofacial can address a variety of pigmentation issues in Reno, NV, including:

  • Age spots: These dark patches of skin, also known as liver spots, are common in people over the age of 50.
  • Sun damage: Sun spots, freckles, and other forms of hyperpigmentation can appear on the face, neck, chest, and hands due to UV exposure.
  • Rosacea/Eczema/Psoriasis: a photofacial can improve the appearance of redness and the visible blood vessels associated with rosacea.
  • Acne: a photofacial can assist ance breakouts and subsequent pigmentation caused by acne.
  • Broken capillaries: The light energy from IPL can improve the appearance of small blood vessels on the face, known as spider veins.

What to expect during an IPL & Laser Genesis photofacial

Before an IPL & Laser Genesis treatment, our team at RenewMD Medical Spa will perform an assessment and thoroughly cleanse your skin. The Cutera xeo laser device will then deliver precise pulses of light to the targeted areas, causing minimal discomfort. Most people describe the sensation as a moderate snapping sensation or rubber band snap. Rest assured that we will do everything to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure including topical numbing.

After your IPL & Laser genesis photofacial

Following a photofacial, you may experience some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. This is normal and should subside within a few hours to a day. We recommend avoiding direct UV exposure and using sunscreen with an SPF of 30, as your skin will be sensitive to sunlight. You may also notice the dark spots on your skin becoming darker before they begin to lighten and fade away.

Over the course of several days, small irregularities under the skin will rise to the surface and start to flake off. This is a normal part of the healing process, and it is important not to pick at or scratch these areas. Your skin quality continues to improve for on average 30 days following each treatment as new, healthy cells are produced.

Book your IPL & Laser Genesis photofacial for hyperpigmentation

If you struggle with uneven skin tone, discoloration, rosacea, acne or other pigmentation issues, IPL & Genesis may be the best solution. At RenewMD Medical Spa in Reno, NV, we offer personalized plans to help you achieve your desired results. Schedule a free consultation with our team today and discover how a photofacial can transform your skin.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.