What is IPL?
For impressive results in your facial skin, you can have intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) at Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT. Also known as a photofacial, IPL is a skin rejuvenation treatment for adult men and women with hyperpigmentation problems on their face and neck. Board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter offers IPL at his practice as a noninvasive procedure, yet IPL can still be highly effective and create real results for patients who qualify. With great precision for the Alma Harmony technology, IPL sends intense wavelengths of light energy to heat the skin cells just enough to ignite the natural regeneration process and increase collagen production. As the skin heals you should begin to see a healthier layer with a more even tone and fewer spots of pigmentation. Treatment planning for IPL can begin after a consultation with Dr. Porter, and we can determine how many sessions you may need to reach your aesthetic goals. Get started today by making an appointment at your earliest convenience at Xage Medical Spa.
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"I just finished my 3rd and last Femilift treatment a week and half ago. For all you women that have a weakening bladder, I STONGLY recommend this treatment. I had a hysterectomy, including removal of my cervix about 12 years ago. Since I no longer have those parts to help keep things in their place, I gradually noticed several changes. I was that woman that couldn’t multitask with a sneeze, cough, laugh or even clear my throat while walking. I am proud to report that this is no longer a problem. Dr. Porter recommended this procedure and now here I am, multitasking like a pro. I noticed some improvement a couple weeks after the first treatment, the most improvement after the second treatment and the last treatment just sealed the deal, literally. An unexpected outcome is one I am super happy about. I have been plagued with recurring bladder infections for years. I haven’t had a bladder infection since the first treatment 3 months ago. Though I am purely speculating, I feel this is directly related to the Femilift treatments. It makes sense. Before the treatments, I had a weak sense of when my bladder was full, therefore my bladder would be full for awhile before I would get the intense urge. After several times, my bladder would just be irritated and I would end up with an infection. I lived on AZO and cranberry to try and manage some comfort. Now, my pelvic floor is stronger and I can can sense my full bladder sooner, which I now visit the restroom way more often. At first this was annoying, but now that I realize I am sensing things like I should and I haven’t had anymore irritation or infections, I’ll take it. Now ladies, and partners of those ladies considering Femilift, let’s talk sex. Since this treatment involves a laser inserted into the vagina, and it strengthens and tightens the urethra, it makes sense that it tightens the vagina as well. Big bonus. Not only have I noticed tightening, but more lubrication and sensitivity (the good kind, not the painful kind). If I just scared you away because I mentioned something being inserted into your vagina and then a laser zapping away, bear with me. 1. The laser has a comfortable width. 2. It has a sheath cover that is only yours and kept on site so you don’t have to remember to bring it with you. 3. The only time you feel any discomfort is when the they are treating the opening of the vagina since there are many more nerve endings there. For me this felt like an intense moment during a bladder infection, but the sensation immediately ceased when the treatment was over. 4. The entirety of each treatment only takes about 10 minutes. The consult and prep takes more time than the actual treatment. Finally, let’s talk about the cost. This isn’t covered by insurance, but when compared to the downtime, recovery and risk of infection of surgery, this is way worth it. Xage Medical spa was offering a promotion at the time of my consultation, which I was able to get a discount. But, I would have paid full price. The staff was very welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating. They know what they are doing and how to provide a great experience and results."- T.H. / Google / Dec 30, 2019
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Am I a Candidate for IPL?
An IPL photofacial works the deeper layers of your skin to treat many complexion problems (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no downtime. Ideal candidates for IPL treatments at Xage Medical Spa will have many issues with their skin, such as sun damage, rosacea, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, large pores, redness, freckles, melasma, age and sun spots, or spider veins. When you do not qualify for chemical peels, you may be a great candidate for IPL. We will provide you with a consultation before arranging an IPL treatment to make sure you are an appropriate candidate for this treatment.
How Does IPL Work?
A photofacial is done inside our Provo, UT office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our treatment rooms. To start the IPL process, we will wash and dry your skin before covering your eyes with protection shields. Then, the IPL will be administered using an Alma Harmony handheld device that will be passed over your skin while it emits pulses of therapeutic light energy. While some patients experience discomfort throughout an IPL photofacial, it's generally tolerable because of the quick treatment time. The IPL will break down the skin to eliminate or improve the appearance of dark spots, melasma, and hyperpigmentation areas. As the skin heals, the discoloration should come to the surface and flake off.
What to Expect with IPL
There is no recovery period associated with a photofacial treatment, but you will leave our office with your skin a little inflamed and red. The redness should go away naturally. You may be able to mask the redness with cosmetics if you want. Xage Medical Spa recommends patients use a cream on the skin's surface to decrease irritation and speed healing. It also helps to take anti-inflammatory medication to ease swelling. After 2 – 5 days, the sun damage and other irregularities that rested under the skin will rise to the surface skin layers and then start to flake off. It's crucial to protect your skin from the sun at all times after an IPL photofacial and to not pick at your skin.
You may think you only need one IPL photofacial, but to get dramatic results for your skin, you may need subsequent treatments. Then, your skin will continue to improve after each IPL treatment. Dr. Porter recommends most patients get 3 – 6 sessions performed around once a month at Xage Medical Spa. Your complexion will attain ideal results with several IPL photofacial sessions.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $300
- Recovery Time
- 5 days
- How Long It Takes
- 60 mins
- Follow Up Time
- 4 weeks
Safely Treat Your Skin with IPL photofacials
At Xage Medical Spa, we encourage you to learn more about IPL laser treatments by contacting our Provo, UT office and making an appointment for a skin consultation with Dr. Porter. The great news is that IPL is a safe light-based skin treatment (even for patients with rosacea). With IPL photofacials at Xage Medical Spa, we can go deep within the layers of skin to help bring out a youthful glow and a fresh complexion. Contact us today for more information.