IPL Photofacial Treatment in Mclean, VA

Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial therapy is a skin care treatment that can erase sun damage, wrinkles, stretch marks, brown spots, and other irregular pigmentation on the upper body.

Residents of McLean, VA no longer need to worry about these skin-related problems. At Tiam Spa, we can help you get rid of it.

Rejuvenate Your Skin with IPL Photofacial

While face creams and other specialty skin care products can help diminish pigmentation-related issues—getting rid of them completely may require a more effective and intense process. This is where an Intense Pulsed Light treatment comes in.

What is IPL?

While it may be similar to laser treatments, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy provides a more gentle experience. It's a type of cosmetic light therapy that can remove years worth of damage, such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Brown spots
  • Age spots
  • Broken blood vessels around the face
  • Rosacea
  • Other hyper-pigmented areas around the skin

While IPL can be an alternative to laser hair removal, this technology can also be used to address concerns with appearance and can help make one feel more confident in minutes.

How Does IPL Photofacial Work?

Compared to lasers, which focuses a singular wavelength of light against your skin, IPL releases more at different wavelengths—similar to a flash from a photo. Light from Intense Pulsed Light treatments is less focused than a laser.

This light is then absorbed deeply into the skin, which is soaked up by the hemoglobin (red blood cells) and melanin (pigmentation). This intentionally damages these areas. However, the damaged melanin will break up and be absorbed by the skin, which decreases its appearance on the skin's surface.

On the other hand, damaged hemoglobin can stimulate the flow of blood. This helps the melanin be absorbed more effectively.

What Results Can You Expect From a Photofacial?

IPL Photofacial treatment can correct problem areas and even the skin tone—but there are still side effects to keep in mind. Common side effects after acquiring this skin treatment can include:

  • Mild swelling or flaking of the skin
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Darkening of brown spots and areas being treated
  • Bruising of blood vessels that are treated

Side effects will disappear after 7 to 14 days. One can use sunscreen, moisturizer, and cleansers to help minimize or reduce side effects.

Sound interesting? Book an appointment or consultation with Tiam Spa in Virginia today.

How does IPL Treat your skin?

From hyper-pigmented skin to redness, Intense Pulsed Light can treat your skin in many ways.

Treatment for Skin Pigmentation

IPL Photofacial can help get rid of hyperpigmentation issues that plague your skin. From birthmarks to brown spots, these can be effectively reduced with IPL treatments.

Minimize Acne Scars

IPL Photofacial treatments can help those suffering from acne along with those who have issues tackling redness and inflammation caused by it. This is because it can eliminate large pores, which helps reduce the occurrence of acne on the skin.

Minimize Sunspots and Rosacea

Through the intense wavelengths of light, IPL Photofacial can encourage the skin to naturally regenerate and boost collagen production. With consistent treatment, patients will enjoy a smoother skin tone and less visible sun damage.

About Tiam Spa

Based in Mclean, Virginia, Tiam Spa was founded by Certified Laser Hair Removal Professional (CLHRP) Tiam, who’s been in practice since 2010. With years of expertise in laser technology, we offer free phone consultations and work to ensure our services yield maximum results.

If you’re interested in booking an appointment, dial Tiam Spa’s phone number today at (571) 469-1557!

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IPL Photofacial Common Questions

Is it right for me?

This skin care treatment is highly recommended for patients who would like a more gentle treatment that can still address problem areas effectively.

What can I expect from an IPL Therapy Procedure?

The process involves applying a topical anesthetic before the procedure to help with pain management. Then, a handheld device will be passed over the target area, which delivers intense pulses of light to address many skin-related concerns.

The treatment can take up to an hour., and patients should prepare to feel a quick, pinching sensation with minimal discomfort.

How soon can I see visible results?

You may need more than one treatment, but this depends on every individual’s case. However, you can expect to need between three and five weeks of treatment to achieve your desired outcome.

What parts of my body can I have treated?

You can receive Intense Pulsed Light treatment on various parts of the body, such as your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Hands

Generally, patients can receive treatments on any part of the body aside from the eyelids and the area just above them. It is not unusual to have your results vary with each treatment, just remember to follow after-care instructions accordingly.

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IPL Services in McLean, VA

If you want to experience the latest skin care trend that intense pulsed light (IPL) technology has to offer in McLean, VA, book an appointment at Tiam Spa and call our phone number at (571) 469-1557 today!

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Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4pm
Sunday & Monday - Closed


1401 Chain Bridge Rd Suite 302
McLean, VA 22102

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