IPL Treatments


IPL treatments are a technology used to perform skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, but what are the benefits?


Product Recommendation for IPL Treatments: HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36


This content was reviewed by Ilanit Samuels PA-C

IPL Treatments

Overview


From an IPL facial treatment for sun damage, hair removal or sunspots, we know it’s hard to keep track of all the different skin rejuvenation procedures out there. We’ve created a beginner's guide to take a deep dive into the top trending skincare procedures. In this guide we focus on 3 little letters: I-P-L.


What Does IPL Stand For & What Does It Do? 

IPL = Intense Pulsed Light treatment, also referred to as “Photofacial” 

What is it = IPL photofacial is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes. 


A handheld device is passed across the skin’s surface delivering pulses of broad-spectrum light to the deep layers of the skin. Since the handheld device employs a light to influence the skin on a molecular level, there is no need for any incisions or injections. You can think of it as a blinking flashlight, sending out scattered wavelengths of light, making an IPL a skin treatment that is very targeted for specific problem areas or skin concerns.


What Do IPL Procedures Do For Your Skin?


An IPL photofacial treatment uses the power of broadband light to improve the appearance of brown spots/dark spots, sunspots from sun exposure, rosacea, age spots, and skin texture. The treatment can also be used for hair removal, photo rejuvenation, as well as to alleviate dermatologic conditions like acne. It is a popular treatment because it's effective, affordable, and non-invasive. Not all skin types may be a candidate for IPL, so you should consult with medical provider on risks to darker skin types.

What Does The IPL Treatment Look and Feel Like? 


IPL is usually a series of treatments (3-6) depending on needs of patient. As shown in this video, ALASTIN Skincare partner, Dr. Amir Moradi from MoradiMD, shares a behind-the-scenes look at an IPL treatment on the face and arms.



How To Get The Best Results From An IPL Treatment


Skin Preparation: Start 7-14 Days Pre-Procedure

Preparing and supporting early skin conditioning before your procedure can help you to achieve the most optimal skin priming prior to a cosmetic procedure. Many practitioners recommend discontinuing retinol/retinoid use for several days prior procedure and several days to weeks after procedure. Using the proper skincare 7–14 days prior to a cosmetic procedure creates healthier skin that supports the renewal of skin damage post-procedure. 


For IPL procedures, incorporating the TriHex Transition Duo before and after treatment can help maximize procedure results by supporting the skin's natural ability to clear out damaged elastin and collagen. The TriHex Transition Duo includes the Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology® and Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology® to ensure a smooth transition to daily skincare after recovery to help maintain the benefits of the procedure. These two specialized products promote the benefits of recycling, rebuilding, and replenishing the skin matrix in order to maintain a healthy glow and youthful appearance.

Recommended Daily Skincare Regimen before a Cosmetic Procedure



 


Morning

Evening

Have questions about an IPL therapy or pairing ALASTIN Skincare products pre- and post-treatment based on your skin type? We recommend you speak with your skincare provider.

Whether you’re looking for more information on how IPL photofacials are different from a laser treatment or want to learn more about other procedures such as skin resurfacing, injectables, skin tightening or body contouring we have skincare experts that can help. There are safe solutions for reducing fine lines or wrinkles, skin discoloration or facial redness, smoothing out deep creases, removing unwanted hair, supporting new collagen production, and tightening loose skin.


Important Notes:


  • Rarely, there is bruising, which can take 1-2 weeks to heal. 
  • For freckles, sunspots and age spots, it is normal for them to look darker for 3-7 days.
  • Crusting can occur in the treatment area, which may last up to ten days.

How Much Do IPL Treatments Cost?


The cost depends on the condition and size of the area being treated. On average the cost can range from $600 to $1,200, being that there may be different costs associated with topical numbing creams, follow-up visits, or post-procedure skincare. It is important to note that because IPL is considered a cosmetic procedure, most health insurance plans will not cover the cost.

Product Recommendations for IPL


Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen

Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen

7 reviews
$40.00 Sold out Sale

Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen should be used daily to moisturize and protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

  • Water-resistant.
  • Moisturizing broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection SPF 30+.
  • Key botanicals calm the skin.

Size: 2.0 Fl Oz. 59.1 mL

Gentle Cleanser

Gentle Cleanser

38 reviews
$45.00 Sold out Sale

Gentle Cleanser is self-foaming and removes impurities without drying or irritating the skin.

  • Thoroughly removes environmental pollutants and make-up.
  • Self-foaming and sulfate-free.
  • Contains calming antioxidants.

Size: 6.0 Fl Oz. 177 mL

HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

191 reviews
$55.00 Sold out Sale

Use HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 36 daily to protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, shield against environmental pollution and provide a tint with a soft glow for perfect-looking skin.

Our tinted sunscreen was developed for daily use and also can be used immediately following skin treatments. This tinted mineral sunscreen is water-resistant for 40 minutes and reef-friendly to keep the health of our planet in mind. 

  • All mineral, lightweight formulation.
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection SPF 36.
  • Universal tint provides a lightweight coverage.
  • Environmental pollution protection.
  • Counteracts infrared-generated free radicals.
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free.
  • Reef-friendly formulation.
  • Water resistant 40 minutes.
  • No white residue.
  • Perfect as a makeup primer or used in place of makeup.

Size: Net Wt. 2.6 Oz. 74g

Regenerating Skin Nectar

Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®

93 reviews
$195.00 Sold out Sale

Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology® is designed to support and strengthen the skin and can enhance procedure outcomes when used before skin-rejuvenating procedures (laser, microneedling, chemical peels, IPL Treatment) to prepare the skin, and afterwards to support faster recovery and optimal results.

  • Maximizes procedure results by supporting the skin's natural ability to clear out damaged elastin and collagen.
  • Calms post-procedure skin and helps reduce recovery & downtime.
  • Helps preserve your procedure results.
  • Support the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen.
  • Water-free, preservative-free, bacteriostatic formulation.

Size: 1.0 Fl Oz. 29.6 mL

Patented Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®: U.S. Patent No. 10,086,035 Patented TriHex Technology®:U.S. Patent No.10,286,030

Restorative Skin Complex

Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology®

135 reviews
$195.00 Sold out Sale

Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology® is the flagship product of the Restore and Renew line. It is a restorative skin care treatment that helps maintain skin health for a vibrant, youthful appearance. Hydrating formulation with key ingredients to help volumize and lift aging skin. Synergistic ingredients help to combat all visible signs of aging.

  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Helps restore volume to thinning skin.
  • Works with the skin to clear out damaged elastin and collagen.
  • Supports the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen.
  • Helps to improve skin elasticity.
  • Potent antioxidants help protect the skin from further damage.
  • Helps even skin tone.

Size: 1.0 Fl. Oz. 29.6 mL

Patented TriHex Technology®: U.S. Patent No 10,286,030

TriHex Transition Duo

TriHex Transition Duo

4 reviews
$245.00 Sold out Sale

TriHex Transition Duo is designed for patients undergoing skin-rejuvenating procedures to prepare the skin prior to a procedure, support recovery and results post-procedure and ensure a smooth transition to daily skincare after recovery to help maintain the benefits of the procedure.

Both products leverage ALASTIN’s patented TriHex Technology® which supports your skin’s natural life cycle –promoting the benefits of recycling, rebuilding and replenishing the skin matrix in order to maintain a healthy glow and youthful appearance.

Includes:

  • Regenerating Skin Nectar – (1.0 Fl. Oz. 29.6 mL): Use before and after skin-rejuvenating procedures for faster recovery and optimal results.
  • Restorative Skin Complex – (0.5 Fl. Oz. 14.8 mL): Use every day to strengthen skin and combat all visible signs of aging on the face.
Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer

Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology®

9 reviews
$70.00 Sold out Sale

Use Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology® daily to help hydrate and soothe skin in order to provide support against environmental damage.

  • Calms, nourishes and helps hydrates the skin.
  • Fragrance-free and oil-free formulation.
  • Works with the skin to clear out damaged elastin and collagen.
  • Supports the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen.
  • Non-comedogenic.

Size: 2.0 Fl. Oz. 59.1 mL

Patented TriHex Technology®: U.S.Patent No 10,286,030

Expert Opinion: Prepping Skin For A Procedure

Ilanit Samuels PA-C

"Preparing the skin before cosmetic procedures is extremely important and can effect efficacy and length of downtime. It’s important to use the right skin care to “prep the skin” to get enhanced results but also, to avoid sensitivity reactions and long amounts of downtime. Using products from ALASTIN pre and post procedure skin care line ensures that you are using the best and safest products to get the best results."


Ilanit Samuels PA-C

Leslie Baumann M.D.