What is IPL?
If you are bothered by the look of hyperpigmentation or sun damage in your complexion, you could be a great candidate for intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments at Health and Wellness of Carmel in Carmel, IN. An IPL photofacial is a rejuvenating skin treatment for pigmentation concerns on the face and neck. Dr. Clifford Fetters uses intense pulses of light energy to boost collagen production and stimulate the natural healing and skin regeneration process. Over time, you should see a healthier appearance, a more even skin tone, and fewer sun or brown spots. Although IPL is a noninvasive procedure, it can be highly effective and can produce impressive results for your skin. Our excellent team uses Harmony XL PRO technology from Alma Lasers to carry out IPL photofacials and can offer you a skin analysis to determine if this service can help renew your complexion.
"When I came to HWOFC I was in constant pain, suffered severe anxiety, PMDD, TMJ, facial pain and palsy, nerve pain, memory fog, migratory arthritis, daily headaches, extreme fatigue, hypokalemia, hormonal issues, gluten and dairy intolerance, on and on. I suspected from my own research that I had undiagnosed Lyme Disease. As a homeschooling mother of four, running my own business, I KNEW that I had to find the very best - to get my life back. After a battery of tests, my suspicions were confirmed. Not only did I have chronic lyme, but also Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and a host of other co-infections. My first meeting with Amanda Patchett was a blessing from God and I literally cried tears of joy and relief. They LISTENED to me, and began treatment immediately. Within four months I was nearly symptom free, and within 6 months I was whole and healthy again. We continued with holistic treatment for the following 6 months. Its been a year and a half since I walked into HWOFC broken and nearly out of hope, and I'm pleased to say that I have my life back! I have been >1 year 100% symptom free, my positive tests have gone to negative, I can eat whatever I want, and I can't remember the last time I had so much as a headache. I drive 3.5 hours to get to their practice, but I would gladly drive triple that knowing now how knowledgeable they are, and how they WILL NOT STOP until they know what is wrong with you and exactly how to treat you. I can say with certainty that two things saved my life.. Jesus Christ and Health & Wellness of Carmel. HWOFC- you have no idea the extent of what you've done for my family and I. I am eternally grateful. Kelli Leavens Albion, Illinois"- K.L. / Google / Dec 16, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does IPL cost?
Every patient's case is unique, which means the cost of your photofacial will be dependent on your individual goals. At Health and Wellness of Carmel, we offer monthly specials from time to time and take several types of payment solutions to make your visit more affordable for you. During your aesthetic visit, our team can help estimate your treatment pricing and explain how many sessions are needed to fit your needs and goals.
How quick are the results from IPL?
Visible improvements can generally be experienced after your Harmony XL PRO IPL session, but optimal results are most often seen about one month after all of your treatments are done. It’s normal for you to get varying results after every treatment session. You will likely notice a gradual improvement as time goes on.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
It's common to notice mild, temporary side effects, like swelling, redness, blisters, bruising, or crusting. This is normal and should subside in a few days. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun, and you should keep in mind that sun exposure will have a negative impact on your results. We also recommend using sunscreen to help avoid skin issues, including sun spots and redness.
Do I need to prep for IPL?
Carmel, IN men and women preparing to receive IPL therapy are typically asked to avoid sun exposure and self-tanners for 2 – 4 weeks before their treatment. We may ask you to stop using Retin-A/Renova, tetracycline, minocycline, and doxycycline several days prior to each procedure and will likely need to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners for 5 – 7 days before the procedure to help prevent bruising. It is also vital to use sunscreen between sessions.
Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
A full series of IPL photorejuvenation sessions are recommended to provide natural-looking enhancements in the appearance of your complexion. Each treatment will help to diminish surface irregularities and spots. Several treatments also produce longer-lasting aesthetic results.