What is IPL?
If you struggle with how your skin looks because of sun damage or dark spots, Lincoln Park Aesthetics can offer you a skin consultation at our Chicago, IL office. You may benefit from an aesthetic treatment called intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Men and women with hyperpigmentation concerns on the face and neck may see impressive results with our IPL treatments using the Cynosure Icon™ aesthetic platform. By igniting your natural regeneration process and boosting collagen production with intense wavelengths of light, IPL can produce better skin tone and texture. As your skin heals, you should see a healthier layer with a more even tone and decreased spots of pigmentation. Find out more in a confidential consultation at our office.
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"This review is for Lauren Budzinski. First off, I should start out by saying that I am an overly picky person. I rarely endorse anything publicly, so to reach my personal criterion says a lot. Lauren is the absolute best esthetician and the only person in Chicago that I trust with my face. Not only is she a genuine pleasure to interact with, but her work on skin is superb. I go to Lauren for microneedling, LHR, IPL, and hydrafacial procedures. Lauren worked with me to personalize a treatment plan to accomplish my personal skin texture resurfacing goals. In the three years that I have been regularly coming to her, I have been completely blown away with the results and positive change in my skin. The only reason that I would be remiss to write this review, is that her schedule would get booked up with y'all and she wouldn't have time for me. Inasmuch, Lauren comes with my highest recommendation for skin care in Chicago."- M.M. / Google / Jun 19, 2020
"I have never really been one to place great care on my skin, which was all fine and dandy in my early 20s, but having just scratched the surface into my 30s, I knew it was high-time to start investing in my skin. After seeing incredible results with Jordan from a laser hair removal Groupon last year, I decided to call upon her for my skin. My first appointment was such a great experience! Beforehand, I was feeling a little embarrassed about the lack of skin care in my past, but Jordan listened without judgement and made me feel so comfortable. I have always had dry skin and thought that buying products for "normal to dry skin" was the best thing for me, but after that first appointment, I walked away with a much better understanding that dry skin can mean sensitive skin, so the exfoliants I was using was actually making my skin worse. AH! I have only been seeing her a few short months, but I can already see such a difference. I didn't even realize how dull my skin was looking before meeting with Jordan. The dry, wrinkled-looking skin that I had just come to expect when looking in the mirror is starting to look smooth and shiny. Not to mention, when the pandemic has let up and allowed brief glimpses at a normal life, I haven't been wearing foundation while going out because the coloring of my skin is the most even it has ever been (take that, early-20s me!) I cannot recommend LPA enough and, in particular, I cannot recommend Jordan enough! If you want to look your best, it is 100% worth the investment."- A.J. / Google / Nov 24, 2020
Do I qualify for IPL Photofacials?
An IPL photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to improve several complexion issues (particularly sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no downtime. The best candidates for IPL treatments at Lincoln Park Aesthetics may have many issues with their skin, including sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, visible pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, sun and age spots, or dilated capillaries. We will examine your skin to determine if you are a candidate for IPL at your initial consultation.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL is performed in about 20 – 30 minutes in one of our minor procedure rooms if no other treatments are performed. To prepare for the procedure, your IPL technician will wash and dry your skin before covering your eyes with goggles. The IPL photofacial is administered using a handheld device that passes over your skin while emitting pulses of light energy. While many patients may have some discomfort during the IPL photofacial, it is generally tolerable given the quick treatment time.
What to Expect
With no recovery period needed after a photofacial treatment, you can leave our office with no downtime. Your skin may be a little red and inflamed. This will decrease on its own as the day continues and may be masked with makeup if you want. Lincoln Park Aesthetics advises patients to keep a soothing serum on the skin's surface to decrease any irritation and promote healing. It may also help to take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to ease swelling. After several days, the irregularities that rested under the skin will rise to the surface skin layers and then start to flake away. It is very important to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after an IPL photofacial treatment and to not pick at your skin while it heals. While you should see and feel some improvements in your skin after the first treatment, your complexion will attain ideal results with multiple IPL treatments. Our aesthetics team may suggest 3 – 6 treatments scheduled once a month at Lincoln Park Aesthetics for ideal results.
Intensify Your Facial Treatments with IPL
You probably didn't worry too much about your skin when it was clear and youthful-looking. However, skin damage can accumulate as you age. You may have issues, like hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone. We encourage you to find out more about IPL treatments by contacting our Chicago, IL office and scheduling a skin examination with our aesthetics team. With IPL treatments at Lincoln Park Aesthetics, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help revive your glow and complexion.