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IPL Photofacialin McKinney, TX

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Healthy Skin is Happy Skin

The Colony & McKinney IPL Photofacial at TRU Med Spa

An even skin tone is a telltale sign of a youthful and healthy complexion. However, as people age, they start to worry about hypo- and hyperpigmentation. Energy-based treatments such as the IPL photofacial is the most efficient method of re-establishing a uniform skin tone. TRU Med Spa in McKinney & The Colony, TX, provides sophisticated skin rejuvenation treatments that tackle many issues in one pass without multiple sessions or the long downtime of lasers. So make an appointment for a consultation right away!

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A Perfect Alternative to Lasers

What is an IPL photofacial?

As an alternative to invasive cosmetic surgery, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, sometimes known as a "photofacial," can be used to enhance skin tone and texture. In addition, it can reverse some of the outward signs of aging brought on by prolonged exposure to sunlight. Unfortunately, your face, neck, hands, and chest may be the first places you see these signs. If your skin is red, brown, or spotty due to sun exposure or other issues, IPL treatment could be beneficial.

How does an IPL photofacial work?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) focuses light energy on a specific skin tone. Heating the skin causes the body to shed the damaged cells, eradicating the skin issues being treated. IPL devices emit many wavelengths of pulsing light, making them distinct from lasers. As a result, IPL is effective for several skin issues at once. Your skin tone will look more uniform, smooth, and youthful after an IPL treatment. The light won't damage your other cells, so you'll heal swiftly.

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IPL Photofacial at TRU Med Spa

comfortably and confidently meet your aesthetic goals

TRU Med Spa aims to make your The Colony or McKinney IPL Photofacial experience as relaxing as it is transformative. In our calm, welcoming environment, we provide care that is focused on you and see that your aesthetic goals are being met comfortably and confidently.

Even Your Skin Tone

What can an IPL photofacial do?

With so many skin resurfacing options, choosing the right one can take some consideration. People with sun damage, stubborn acne, or visible blood vessels may be candidates for an IPL photofacial. Multiple signs of aging can also be addressed with this procedure.

Because IPL photofacials penetrate the dermis to remove discolored cells caused by UV exposure, sun-damaged skin can be targeted with this therapy. Photofacials can also heal stubborn acne. Skin resurfacing is only indicated for people whose acne problems aren't improving with therapy. IPL photofacials are one of the finest therapies for visible blood vessel problems because red blood cells absorb IPL efficiently.

Finally, photofacials can reverse signs of premature aging. Intense pulsed light can transform skin cells into younger-looking ones. Aging skin cells treated frequently with powerful pulsed light express genes like young, healthy skin cells. Researchers believe IPL can prevent and heal many surface indications of aging.


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McKinney or The Colony Consultation

To learn more about the IPL photofacial McKinney or The Colony area residents and visitors are encouraged to schedule a consultation and see all that TRU Med Spa offers. We want to ensure that your goals are met with the best treatments for your needs. At your consultation, we listen to what you want to improve, and collaboratively, we design the treatment that will help you achieve your goals while fitting in with your schedule and your budget.

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Ensuring Optimal Results

IPL Photofacial Preparation & Procedure

To ensure the best results from your IPL photofacial, you should make the following lifestyle changes prior to treatment:

  • Protect your skin from the sun using a moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • In the six weeks leading up to IPL, you should stop smoking.
  • Discontinue the use of any medications that could increase bleeding.
  • Don't schedule an IPL photofacial after a recent round of antibiotics.
  • To prevent skin irritation, stay away from retinoids.
  • Drink plenty of water before and after your procedure.

Makeup and other skincare products should be avoided during your therapy. We will provide a thorough list of guidelines to prepare you for your procedure, and we are always on hand to answer any questions. We start each treatment by thoroughly cleansing your face. You will be given goggles to wear to protect your eyes. Then, your aesthetic specialist will move the specialized IPL photofacial device over the treatment region while protecting the surrounding skin. A little pain or discomfort is to be expected during therapy, but it is very bearable.

A Fresh Start

IPL Photofacial Recovery, Results, & Aftercare

After an IPL photofacial, your skin will have a sunburned appearance. After some swelling subsides, most people may return to work as usual. You can use cosmetics after getting therapy. Within 24 hours, the redness should subside, but sun spots and other discolorations may temporarily become more pronounced. This is to be expected and is a positive indicator of the effectiveness of the treatment.

After an IPL photofacial, some redness may persist for up to five days. A deep treatment may cause bruising that lasts for up to two weeks. For many people, the most noticeable side effect is the darkening of age spots or freckles. These regions may darken for three to seven days before crusting and flaking away.

Maintaining your IPL photofacial results

TRU Med Spa ensures you know how to care for your skin at home after your The Colony or McKinney IPL photofacial to get the most remarkable results. These dos and don'ts should help you heal faster and see results.

  • Moisturize. We can recommend a moisturizer for your skin type.
  • Avoid hot showers, baths, and hot tubs for 48 hours.
  • Use non-toxic skin care products. Avoid vitamin A-rich compounds such as alpha-hydroxy acids, Accutane, Retin-A, glycolic acid, and retinoic acid.
  • Do not exfoliate your skin for one week to prevent irritation.
  • Avoid picking crusty or blistering skin to prevent scarring.
  • Sun protection is required for 30 days.

After treatment, relax for two days. Avoiding intense exercise helps the skin heal. TRU Med Spa's experts might offer IPL treatments or another regimen to help you accomplish your skin objectives.

IPL Photofacial Frequently Asked Questions

Will IPL hurt?

The level of discomfort is similar to having a rubber band snapped against your skin. Sessions range from 30 to 90 minutes.

How much does an IPL Photofacial cost?

The price of IPL photofacial therapy can range anywhere from $50-$1,500, depending on multiple variables. Schedule a consultation to receive an individualized estimate.

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