IPL Photofacial in Frederick, Maryland | Top Rated IPL Photofacial Treatment

(301) 874-1707 | 3280 Urbana Pike Suite 201 Ijamsville, MD 21754

Michael J. Will, MD, DDS, FACS
Maryland (301) 874-1707

IPL Photofacial

An IPL treatment (or photofacial) is a laser treatment that uses pulsed light therapy to improve the skin’s appearance. A photofacial in Frederick, MD, using our Palomar StarLux laser, is a comfortable and effective option to improve your skin tone. PhotoFacials can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions:

  • Sun Damage: Wide areas of pigmentation on the face and neck.
  • Sunspots: Pigmented lesions, also known as age spots.
  • Rosacea: General inflammation of the cheeks and face.
  • Spider Veins: Individual vessels which can be red, blue, or purple in color.

IPL treatments with Maryland cosmetic surgeon Dr. Will are quick and effective, with little-to-no downtime. After your treatment, you can return to work or other regular activities immediately.

The Process for IPL PhotoFacial in Frederick

A handpiece will be moved over the treated areas, filtering light to target blood vessels and pigmented lesions. Each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments for a variety of skin conditions. You will notice a flashing light, audible tone and a mild sensation on your skin when the handpiece is active. You may experience a feeling similar to that of a rubber band being snapped on the skin, but most patients find that this sensation is not painful. It is typical to have a few visits to treat conditions such as sunspots, rosacea and vessels.

Following Your IPL Laser Treatment

After your photofacial, you will most likely experience a mild sunburn sensation. Occasionally, this may be accompanied by minor swelling. When present, swelling and sensation usually last 2-24 hours, and a cold gel or ice pack can be used to soothe the area.

Depending on the skin condition treated, you will often see results within 1-2 weeks:

  • Sunspots/Sun Damage: The sunspots will darken after treatment and be naturally shed from the skin within 1-2 weeks.
  • Rosacea: Skin tone will typically benefit from less pronounced redness within a week after treatments.
  • Spider Veins: Vessels may disappear after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within 10-14 days.

When you meet with Dr. Will, he can explain the process he uses for IPL Photofacials. Contact Will Surgical Arts in Maryland to set up a time with Dr. Will. Our cosmetic surgery practice is conveniently located in Ijamsville, MD, a short drive for residents of Frederick, MD and the Washington, DC metro area.


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