IPL Photofacial Wasington DC, Fairfax, MD

Alma Harmony XL – IPL Photofacial

IPL Photofacial Fairfax VAHow does it work?

Our Alma Harmony system uses the most advanced light therapy techniques to revitalize your skin to a more youthful state. IPL Photofacial is non-ablative (meaning it won’t damage the surface of your skin) treatment that delivers high intensity pulses of Broadband – Intense Pulse Light (IPL) through the skin to rejuvenate it. This light leaves the surface (epidermis) of your skin untouched and delivers light to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis). Pigmentation, sun damage, aging, rosacea, and uneven skin tone will improve over a series of treatments.

What can I expect?

This procedure is quick and noninvasive, with zero downtime (although the skin may be a bit pink for a few hours post treatment). During treatment, a gel will be applied to the area being treated and then pulses of light will be emitted from the device. Most patients tolerate the treatment very well. You may have some redness and feel like you have a sunburn for the rest of the day. That will go away fairly quickly, so there is no need for downtime.


When will I see results?

Results can be seen after the first treatment. Your skin will look and feel softer and smoother. You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness within a few hours after treatment. IPL Treatments will diminish the dark pigmentation which will usually become darker after treatment and then gradually come to the surface of the skin and disappear. Pores will be less noticeable and sunspots will begin to fade away. It’s possible for fine lines and wrinkles to soften as well. Facial redness will even begin to decrease in patients with acne and rosacea with the first treatment.  With each subsequent treatment, more improvements will begin to appear. You may resume all of your normal skin care products and makeup use within days after your IPL Photofacial treatment. Throughout your IPL Photofacial treatments, avoid sun exposure to the area being treated.


It’s time to say goodbye to expensive creams, serums, or waiting to see a difference- making your face appear to a more youthful state with an IPL Photofacial.