IPL (Photo Facial) Miami

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a breakthrough treatment that helps to restore the youthful appearance of the skin without injuring the skin’s surface. IPL works through a process called photorejuvenation to improve the appearance of such things as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun-damaged (photoaged) skin
  • Age spots (sun-induced freckles)
  • Most benign brown pigment
  • Persistent red complexion
  • Red spots and blood vessels
  • Acne scars, large pores and other blemishes

IPL produces a broad spectrum of light, which is transmitted through a small, smooth, transparent hand piece, and gently placed over the skin. Filters in the hand piece allow Dr. Lewen to treat a variety of conditions and skin types. Specific treatments are customized by Dr. Lewen to ensure your individual cosmetic goals are addressed. You will have a dramatic improvement in the texture and tone of your skin with virtually no downtime.

IPL is ideal for treating the following:

  • Erythema – redness of the skin, caused by hypersensitivity of the capillaries in the lower layers of the skin. It occurs with any skin injury, infection, or inflammatory condition.
  • Rosacea – a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of blood vessels in the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and/or eyelids. It may appear as redness, prominent spider-like blood vessels, swelling, or skin eruptions similar to acne.
  • Pigment Spots – brown or dark brown flat or raised spots on your skin. They are often a sign of past excessive and REPEATED sun exposure. People with darker skin tones and pregnant women with increased hormonal production are especially prone to pigment spots. Other major causes are unprotected and REPEATED exposure to sunlight and skin injury.

***Dr. Lewen uses the Lumenis One Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) platform***

  • Most advanced technology on the market today
  • The only 4th generation IPL machine available
  • Able to ensure your treatments are most appropriate for your individual needs and complexion
  • Offers substantial, yet gradual results with minimal downtime, and has a relatively low risk of side effects.
  • Constant contact cooling system for better patient comfort levels during treatment

FAQ’s

  • Who should do IPL?

    IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a breakthrough treatment that helps to restore the youthful appearance of the skin without injuring the skin’s surface. IPL works through a process called photorejuvenation to improve the appearance of the skin, and is best suited for individuals looking to improve:

    • Sun-damaged (photoaged) skin
    • Age spots (sun-induced freckles)
    • Most benign brown pigment
    • Persistent red complexion
    • Red spots and blood vessels
    • Acne scars, large pores and other blemishes
    • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • What does IPL do?

    IPL produces a broad spectrum of light, which is transmitted through a small, smooth, transparent hand piece, and gently placed over the skin. Filters in the hand piece allow Dr. Lewen to treat a variety of conditions and skin types. Specific treatments are customized by Dr. Lewen to ensure your individual cosmetic goals are addressed. You will have a dramatic improvement in the tone and appearance of your skin with virtually no downtime.
  • When can I do it and when should I follow up?

    IPL has been called the “lunchtime tune-up” by Marie Claire magazine due to the little down time associated with the procedure. With little to no downtime from this treatment, a patient can have an IPL performed, and easily return to work the very next day. Dr. Lewen typically recommends that patients start with a series of 3-4 treatments per area, spaced out approximately 4-6 weeks apart for superior results. He may also recommend maintenance treatments every 6 months to one year depending on the individual patient and condition that is treated. Ask about our “IPL Clear Skin Package” for more details and promotional pricing!
  • Where can I have IPL?

    IPL can be done on any part of the face and/or body that is not fully covered by hair. Many common areas that are treated include the face, neck, chest (décolletage), arms, shoulders, hands, legs, and back. IPL will typically have the most profound effect on skin that has the most sun exposure over the course of time. Spot treatments with IPL can also be helpful in some cases. IPL treatments on the face can also give a significant improvement in redness and inflammation from skin conditions that cause prolonged redness, such as rosacea. IPL is not advised for skin that has been recently burned by excessive sun or UV exposure.
  • Why should I do IPL?

    IPL improves blotchiness and redness, and it causes a general brightening of the skin that many patients will describe as a “glow.” IPL is also used to treat some common skincare concerns:

    • Erythema – redness of the skin, caused by hypersensitivity of the capillaries in the lower layers of the skin. It occurs with any skin injury, infection, or inflammatory condition.
    • Rosacea – a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of blood vessels in the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and/or eyelids. It may appear as redness, prominent spider-like blood vessels, swelling, or skin eruptions similar to acne.
    • Pigment Spots – brown or dark brown flat or raised spots on your skin. They are often a sign of past excessive and repeated sun exposure. People with darker skin tones and pregnant women with increased hormonal production are especially prone to pigment spots. Other major causes are unprotected and repeated exposure to UV sunlight and skin injury/inflammation.
  • How is IPL performed?

    IPL is a relatively fast and easy procedure that usually has minimal associated downtime. On the day of your treatment, you will be escorted to the treatment room and review your treatment plan with Dr. Lewen and our experienced and friendly office staff. You will then be asked to sign a consent form for the specific procedure that you desire. If you are having a treatment on an area of your body that is typically covered, you will have the opportunity to change into a comfortable robe. Next, a member of our office staff will then apply a numbing cream to the area that is being treated and you will be given a period of at least 20-30 minutes for the numbing cream to have its full effect. During this time, we will review the post-treatment instructions with you and you will be given ample opportunity to ask any additional questions that you may have regarding the treatment. After the area for treatment is good and numb, we will remove the numbing cream, and Dr. Lewen will then begin the treatment session. The time for your treatment session will vary greatly depending on the area or areas that are being treated, your skin type, and the degree of pigmentation or redness that is being treated. Treatment sessions typically range from 15-30 minutes per area. After your treatment is completed, a staff member will carefully clean the area and apply a post-treatment cream, as well as a layer of sunscreen to the area before you leave the office. Follow-up appointment times can also vary depending on the area that is treated and the extent of your treatment.
  • How much does IPL Cost?

    IPL is normally done in 3 sessions, 4 weeks apart and then once or twice a year for maintenance. We have a Clear Skin Package that offers a discount per session and includes appropriator medical grade skincare to protect and correct your investment! Sessions range from $300-$1200 depending on area. If you are interested in the Clear Skin Package, ask one of Dr. Lewen’s Aesthetic Advisors for more information!