Think of the skin that you had in your younger years, when your face was smooth, firm and evenly toned. When we are young, our skin functions optimally. It is plump and well-hydrated, giving us a radiant look of health and vitality.


Unfortunately, as we age, the skin gradually begins to lose these youthful attributes as sun damage, stress and the natural process of aging occurs. Freckles, sun spots and other blemishes begin to crop up on our faces with each passing year, causing uneven pigmentation and giving skin an undesirable, blotchy appearance.

Those who live in cities with a high UV index like Austin are at an even greater risk for premature skin aging, especially if proper precautions aren’t taken to protect the skin from damaging UV rays. Unfortunately, by the time most of us start thinking about skin aging and instituting a proper skin care regime, it’s too late.

A large majority of the sun damage our skin endures occurs before the age of 18. Remember all those childhood sunburns and peeling shoulders? Your skin certainly does.

The good news is that our knowledge on how to not only protect skin from further damage, but to actually begin reversing it has increased tremendously over recent years. Once individuals have implemented a preventative skin care regimen that makes use of sunscreen and topical antioxidants, they may then want to focus on correcting existing problems like hyper-pigmentation, uneven tone, rough skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles and so on.

One such treatment that we use to remedy these issues is an advanced technology known as IPL (Intense Pulse Light). Our Austin IPL treatments use high intensity pulses of light to enhance the tone and texture of sun damaged or blemished skin. Unlike lasers that deliver only one wavelength, IPL systems deliver multiple wavelengths, allowing them to target several conditions with each treatment.

In contrast to other alternative skin rejuvenation techniques like dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing, our Austin IPL treatments are considered to be non-ablative, meaning that the top layer of skin is not damaged. Instead, IPL treatments use a hand piece to gently glide over the skin emitting soft pulses of light.

During treatments (which last around 20 minutes) these light pulses penetrate the tissue and are absorbed by either the blood (when treating vascular lesions) or the melanin (when targeting pigmented lesions) and subsequently damaging them. The body then begins its natural process of removing these affected tissues and generating new collagen and connective tissue. These new tissues help to better support the upper skin layer, making skin appear smoother and more evenly toned.

Austin IPL laser treatments can be used to address a range of aging related issues including the following:

  • Brown spots
  • Age spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Rosacea
  • Flushing
  • Sun damage
  • Redness
  • Mild skin texture issues
  • Sun-induced freckles
  • Spider veins
  • Ruddy skin
  • Fine lines and larger pores
  • Dark circles around eyes
  • Acne scarring

Our Austin IPL Photofacials typically require anywhere from 2-3 treatments to achieve optimal results, with a timeframe of a few weeks between each treatment. Results are visible after the first treatment and the patient will see more and more improvement after each subsequent appointment.

Our Austin IPL systems are also great when performed in conjunction with treatments that work on the texture of the skin, like Microdermabrasion and superficial chemical peels (AHA glycolic acid or salicylic acid). For more information on Austin IPL treatments complete our online form to schedule your consultation and let’s get started on revealing the better you!