IPL Photofacial Treatment in Virginia

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wanted a clearer, more pleasing complexion? With IPL Rejuvenation treatments, you can have the complexion you’ve always wanted, giving you the confidence to go out and accomplish your dreams. 

What is Virginia IPL?

IPL or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the process of using light energy and a light-emitting device to target your skin concerns, whereby intense pulse light treatments deliver complete rejuvenation. It is not the same as using a laser. 

Light energy emitted from the device is absorbed by your pigment, known as melanin, and red blood cells in your dermis to generate heat. That heat then causes a superficial injury to the skin. This injury is short-lived and helps to activate your skin’s natural healing process without actually harming your facial tissue. 

IPL does not cause scarring, infection, or other skin complications. It’s completely non-invasive, which means there are no incisions, unlike plastic surgery.

Advantages of IPL Photofacial Treatment in Virginia

There are tons of skin care rejuvenation options and resurfacing out there, often making it difficult to choose the right one for you. Reviewing the advantages of Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial treatment is one of the best ways to determine whether it’s the best skin care option for our patients. 

Alternatively, you can visit us for a free consultation with one of our experts in skin care to determine if the IPL Photofacial is the right choice for your skin concerns. 

Schedule your free Virginia Intense Pulsed Light consultation today. 

Eliminates Visible Veins and Capillaries

IPL is absorbed by red blood cells, making the photofacial one of the best treatments for blood vessel abnormalities. If you have broken capillaries or spider veins, IPL can help you achieve a youthful glow. 

Prevents Premature Aging

IPL can change the structure of dermal cells and rejuvenate them to prevent premature aging. By treating aged dermal cells regularly with IPL, your skin may appear younger. If you have premature signs of aging like wrinkles, especially from sun damage, IPL might be right for you. 

Not Just for Face

Photorejuvenation can be performed in more places than just your face. It can be used to renew the skin on your neck, chest, shoulders, hands, arms, and legs. If you have varicose veins, sun damage, scarring, or acne on these parts of the body, you might be a good candidate for IPL rejuvenation. 

Can Be Paired With Other Treatments

Because this treatment is non-invasive, IPL photofacial treatment can be paired with other non-invasive, non-surgical treatments such as BOTOX® and fillers. When paired with other treatments, you’ll see even better results as fillers can fill deeper wrinkles. 

Little Downtime

The photofacial can access the deep dermal layers, but it’s gentle enough to not cause excessive swelling or lasting side effects. This treatment requires no excessive time for recovery, and any redness should last only a few days.

Your complexion may appear red with slight sensitivity.

Quick Treatment

IPL treatment typically takes little of your time, typically less than an hour to complete, depending on your skin. You can schedule your procedure around your other activities and commitments. 


Photofacial treatment prices vary depending on your provider and your unique situation. However, IPL costs less than laser treatments and is typically safer and more convenient. 

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What are the results that you can expect from a Photofacial treatment?

You’ll see improvement in your complexion within a series of treatments. Results of your  IPL treatments are permanent. However, the skin is still susceptible to damage from sun exposure, so it’s important to take care of it. 

How Does IPL Treat Your Skin?

As your dermis naturally repairs itself from IPL treatments, it sheds off the dull and damaged outer layer of itself and reveals vibrant, supple, healthy new skin.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) also breaks down dark pigment like age spots and freckles to create a more even-colored complexion. 

Treatment for Pigmentation & Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is commonly seen as skin ages and is typically harmless. A number of factors can cause pigmentation changes, but the most common culprit is UV rays. You may mostly notice changes in pigment on your hands and face; however, pigmentation can be changed on any area of the body exposed to UV rays.

Hormonal fluctuations can also cause hyperpigmentation and melasma, resembling age spots.

No matter the cause of pigmentation changes, IPL treatments can better balance your skin tone. Light IPL can eliminate spots that may appear dark in pigmentation through gentle light wavelengths. Minor pigmentation concerns may be gone after just one session.

Minimize Acne Scars

When treated with IPL Photofacial patients can expect minimization of acne and scars. It also kills bacteria while reducing redness and inflammation. IPL photofacial treatment helps the skin shed and renew the outer layer. However, to do this, you may need repeated treatments.

A Light IPL photofacial treatment requires you to cease the use of topical and systemic acne medications for up to six months and is recommended only for those whose skin does not seem to benefit from the use of medication alone.

Minimize Sunspots and Rosacea

If you’ve always loved spending your days at the beach or out in the sun, you may have noticed changes to your skin. While a tan looks great, the sun is actually very detrimental to your skin. Sun damage and many other skin conditions associated with aging are a result of exposure to UV radiation.

The sun breaks down collagen in the skin, making it weaker and more susceptible to sagging and wrinkles as you age. UV damage also causes dark spots, typically called age spots, to form on areas that have been exposed, like your face and hands. It can also give skin a leathery appearance.

An IPL photofacial procedure helps combat the effects of skin damage from the sun by penetrating and drawing out discolorations and reducing the number of age sp. Discolored cells are dissolved. At the same time, intense pulsed light rids your skin of age spots or excessive freckling.

Next, the skin generates new collagen to replace depleted collagen stores as a result of UV exposure. The healing process creates stronger, supple skin.

An IPL procedure may also be recommended for diminishing the appearance and discomfort of rosacea.

About Tiam Spa

Virginia-based Tiam Spa Center provides our patients with a hands-on approach. We understand that everyone’s skin is different, and there is no one solution for everyone. 

That’s why we offer a free consultation to get to know you and your story. 

IPL Photofacial Treatment Common Questions

IPL treatment may be right for you if you’re experiencing age spot, fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea, spider veins, and acne scarring. However, to truly determine if it’s the right fix for your concerns, it’s best to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled specialists. 

An IPL treatment can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on your needs. The specialist performing the procedure will walk you through the process prior to your appointment and answer any questions that you may have. Redness can be expected in the treated area for a few hours to days following the procedure.

Results will be visible within a few days of treatment for many patients. You can expect to see a smoother, brighter appearance. However, you can expect to see more benefits in the following days and weeks as your dermis produces collagen. 

The cost of IPL depends on your unique needs. You may require more than one treatment. 

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Photorejuvenation Treatment in McLean

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss how photorejuvenation or IPL can help you improve the look of your skin. This advanced technology can be used on the back, legs, arms, hands, chest, neck, and face. You can schedule an appointment when it’s convenient for you by calling (703) 995-5083.

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