IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial in Gurnee, IL




Patients who struggle with the appearance of sun damage or dark spots in their complexion might be excellent candidates for intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments at Midwest Sleep & Wellness. A photofacial with IPL is a rejuvenating treatment for hyperpigmentation problems on the neck and face. Our team uses intense wavelengths of light to set off the natural regeneration process and boost collagen production. Over time, you should begin to see a healthier appearance, a more even tone, and decreased spots. Even though a photofacial is not an invasive process, it can be highly effective and can create amazing outcomes for your skin. Our Gurnee, IL team uses the Harmony XL PRO laser from Alma to perform IPL skin treatments and can offer you a skin consultation to see if this option can help renew your complexion.


How much does IPL cost?

Your complexion issues are unique so the cost of a photofacial will vary based on your specific goals. During your first consultation, our team can estimate your treatment cost and recommend how many sessions are needed to fit your needs and goals.

How quick are the results from IPL?

Visible skin improvements can usually be experienced after one treatment with Harmony XL PRO IPL technology, but the best results are most commonly noticeable around one month after all of your treatments are done. It’s normal for your skin to see different responses following every treatment. You will likely experience a fading of redness, blotchiness, and spots (age, brown, and sun) as time goes on.

What are the possible side effects of IPL?

Most patients experience mild side effects, like temporary swelling, redness, crusting, bruising, or blisters. However, this should naturally subside in a few days. You will be extra sensitive to the sun, and excessive exposure to damaging UV rays will affect the results of the procedure. Whenever you go outside, you should always wear sunscreen to help avoid skin damage, like redness and sun spots.

Do I need to prep for IPL?

Gurnee, IL patients about to undergo an IPL treatment are usually asked to skip self-tanners and sun exposure for a minimum of 2 – 4 weeks prior to the treatment. You may be asked to stop using minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, or Retin-A/Renova several days before your treatment and will likely need to avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications and blood thinners for one week before the treatment to help prevent developing bruises. You should also use sunscreen since your skin will be extra sensitive.

Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?

A full series of IPL photorejuvenation is recommended to provide natural-looking enhancements to your skin. Each session will help to reduce spots and other surface irregularities. Several treatments also produce longer-lasting aesthetic improvements.