Mother or Father of the Bride? Consider an IPL Facial
When the big day is looming, it is not only the bride who wants to look her best for the occasion. Parents of the bride are also likely to see friends and family members they haven’t seen for some time, which will inspire them to put their best face forward as well. Fortunately, an IPL facial is the perfect solution for any father or mother of the bride that would like to greet wedding guests with a more youthful appearance. Houston Center for Plastic Surgery offers IPL facials that will rejuvenate your appearance, reduce those minor imperfections and leave guests wondering if you are a parent of the bride – or one of her siblings.
What is IPL?
IPL is intense pulsed light, a procedure that uses specific wavelengths of light to address a host of skin concerns. This treatment is known as a lunchtime procedure because it does not involve any anesthesia or require any recovery time afterward. The procedure is an excellent option for turning back the clock on your appearance by eliminating some telltale signs of aging and other skin imperfections.
What are the benefits?
There are many reasons why an IPL photofacial might be your go-to procedure as you prepare for your wedding day appearance. This treatment will address the following concerns:
- Brown spots and freckles
- Redness and inflammation associated with rosacea
- Broken capillaries and spider veins
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin texture and tone
In just one 30-minute treatment session, you can see visible improvement in these imperfections. However, most patients will see the best results after a series of two to four IPL photofacials.
An IPL photofacial is performed at SUBTLchanges®, our skin rejuvenation clinic at Houston Center for Plastic Surgery. During the treatment, a handheld applicator is run across the skin’s surface which delivers the light pulses into the underlying dermal layers without disrupting the skin’s surface. The light energy targets the visible vessels and pigmentation to fade their appearance.
After your treatment, you will be able to return to your regular activities immediately. You may find the skin is slightly red and tender right after an IPL photofacial, which looks and feels similar to a sunburn. Those side effects should subside within a matter of hours, and makeup can be used to hide the redness so you can head back to work without feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Sun protection is a necessity after this procedure to prevent burning sun-sensitive skin.
The Wedding Day Reveal
If you are considering an IPL photofacial to enhance your appearance before a big event like your daughter’s wedding, it is important to plan ahead to ensure the best possible results. If you decide to schedule more than one treatment session, the sessions are spaced three or four weeks apart, so you will need to plan accordingly. Most patients see their full results within a couple of weeks after their last treatment session. Once those results are apparent, they will be long-lasting.
Your daughter isn’t the only one who wants to shine on her big day. Contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery today at 855-853-7926 and let us help you look your best for the celebration as well.