IPL Laser Treatment | IPL Treatment Procedure | Chicago
IPL laser skin treatments help renew and reveal glowing, healthy skin
"I can't believe how much younger my face looks and feels after Lumecca IPL treatment. I no longer have to wear makeup because my skin is glowing!"
IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments can be used on all areas of the body. IPL treatments helps improve many skin concerns including uneven pigmentation, sun damage, freckles, and vascular lesions.
After just one use with Lumecca IPL, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our skin professionals today so you can get the skin you always wanted!
Clear & Beautiful Skin with IPL
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) on the market today and we have it at Chicago Aesthetics.
After just one use with Lumecca IPL, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin.*
Lumecca works to even out your skin tone through comfortable light treatment. It improves your skin tone while decreasing hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure and aging. After your treatments are complete, you will notice the overall look of your skin is more even and radiant.
Lumecca can be used on all areas of your body. It is most commonly used on areas that get a lot of sun exposure. This can include:
Additionally, there is no downtime to receiving this treatment. Each treatment can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes and is customized to your specific concerns.
There is no downtime to receiving this treatment. Each treatment can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes and is customized to your specific concerns.
IPL Frequently Asked Questions
How IPL many treatments will I need?
For best results, you only need 1-3 sessions, compared to 6-8 with other IPL devices. The exact number of sessions will depend on your severity of skin damage and skin type. Multiple sessions provide improved results.
Does IPL hurt?
During treatment, you will experience a bright flash of light which produces a sensation similar to a light rubber band snap. Most patients find the treatment to be tolerable and relatively painless.
How do I prepare for my IPL treatment?
To prepare for your treatment, you should avoid skin irritation one month prior such as direct sun exposure, sunbathing, or tanning. Additionally, you should:
- Stop the use of irritant topical products 1 week before your treatment. This includes retinol and tretinoin.
- Stop the use of photosensitizing medications (antibiotics).
- Stop the use of Accutane for 6 months.
- Stop the use of self tanners on the face for 1 week and 2 weeks on the body.
- Arrive to your appointment with clean skin (no makeup, lotions, perfume, jewelry or other skin products on the area being treated).
This treatment may become a little uncomfortable if used at a higher setting, but a topical numbing cream and cooling device will be provided to help with any discomfort during your treatment.
What is the downtime for IPL treatments?
Since IPL by Lumecca does not injure or puncture the skin, there is no downtime following the treatment. Immediately after your procedure, you may apply makeup, moisturizer, or a broad-spectrum SPF if needed.
How soon will I see results after my IPL treatment?
Following your treatment, you can expect redness and slight warming of the skin. This usually subsides within a few hours. Over the next week, pigmented spots may darken, pigmented lesions may flake off, and vascular lesions may change color. This is all normal, leading to a more even skin tone.
You may begin to see results directly after your first treatment. Skin complexion and sun damage results can be seen within a few days after your first treatment. Your skin will look younger and more radiant after 1-2 weeks. Vascular treatment results can be seen within 2 weeks of treatment.
How much does IPL treatments cost?
The cost of your IPL treatment can range between $250 to $2600 depending on what areas, and how many, need treatment. We customize each treatment plan to each individual patient. At Chicago Aesthetics Med Spa, we have a variety of different treatments available that can be combined to give our patients the best results.
Our practice works with several financing options and payment plans to fit with your personal budget.
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Our office works with several financing options and payment plans to fit with your personal budget.