About IPL Skin Tightening
Similar to laser skin tightening, DermaCosmidica’s IPL skin tightening procedure is a series of safe and pulsed infrared lights delivering deep heating treatments to effectively form a new foundation of collagen on the skin, resulting in younger looking skin. The process protects the treated area with sapphire contact cooling.
How It Works
IPL Skin Tightening can safely treat any area of the body desired. Regain that youthful look, in your neck, the underside of your arms or have a tighter firmer tummy in less then 6 months. Treatments are non-invasive and there is minimal or no pain associated with IPL Skin Tightening treatments.
DermaCosmedica’s IPL skin tightening system is safe for all skin types and can be performed on any part of the body where tightness is desired. Popular areas include:
IPL Skin Tightening Before & After Photos
IPL Skin Tightening Safety Information
DermaCosmedica’s IPL skin tightening system is safe for all skin types and can be performed on any part of the body where tightness is desired. Many people have IPL on their lunch breaks and return to work immediately following the procedure.
Eye goggles will be provided to protect your eyes from the infrared light. For those very sensitive to pain, a soothing gel will be placed on the treatment area to reduce discomfort.
While most patients report no side effects, some patients may experience:
- Darkening of the skin, similar to a mild suntan or sunburn
- Lightening of the skin
- Pinching or stinging sensation during IPL treatment
- Mild swelling, pinkness or redness of the skin
Side effects of IPL skin tightening are temporary, lasting 2 - 3 days. In some cases, it may take several weeks for side effects to recover.
IPL Skin Tightening FAQ
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
No special skincare is needed after treatment and typically you can return to work after the treatment. However, you should be careful to avoid direct sunlight exposure for a few days. IPL skin tightening treatment is non-invasive, most patients experience no downtime, some may experience mild redness which dissipates within hours.
What Are the Side Effects?
Side effects are rare and mild. They include:
- Redness, lasting up to a day
- Mild blistering and bruising occurs in less than 1% of patients
- Post treatment pigmentation which is very treatable and also very rare
Does Skin Tightening Hurt?
Most patients do not feel any pain during the procedure, just mild discomfort. A topical cream can be applied 30-60 minutes prior to the procedure to eliminate any discomfort.
When Will I See Results?
Optimal results are seen over a 3 to 6 month period. Most patients require an average of 4 to 6 treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. The treatment takes about 45 minutes per area and is done in-office.