About IPL Photofacial Treatment

Photofacial is also known as fotofacial. Photofacial is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the facial skin. Photofacial treatment is performed to treat redness in the skin, discolored patches from spots or acne scaring, freckles, wrinkles and sun-damaged skin.

IPL Photofacial Treatment Procedure

Before the treatment begins the patient will be given protective eyewear to protect the eye from bright flashes of light. A cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area to lubricate the handpiece that the doctor will be holding onto the skin and to cool the epidermis during the treatment. Then the doctor will apply brief pulses of bright light onto the skin through the handpiece. The treatment can take between 15 minutes and an hour depending on the size of area to be treated. The patient may feel a warm sensation during the treatment. Once the treatment is complete the patient will be provided with cold compress to help soothe any discomfort.

Suitable Patients for IPL Photofacial Treatment

  • Male and female patients of all skin types and skin tones
  • Patients who are at a good health condition
  • Patients who are over the age of 20

Before IPL Photofacial Treatment

• Patients must not wear any make up before the treatment

• Patients must avoid tanning from 6 months before the treatment

After IPL Photofacial Treatment

• Patients must avoid direct sun light

• Before going out they must wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing like hat etc to be protected

Risks of IPL Photofacial Treatment

Just like every treatment there is a risk of complications to occur in IPL Photofacial Treament which are temporary, most risks will fade away in a couple of hours after the treatment and not life threatening like

  • Redness
  • Dark spots
  • Bruising
  • Blisters
  • Scabbing
  • Change in skin pigmentation
Trip Schedule of IPL Photofacial Treatment

The patients will attend a consultation with the doctor and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the treatment, if everything is normal then IPL Photofacial Treatment will be performed. The treatment will take 15 minutes to perform but depending on the area to be treated the duration can extend to an hour.  Once the treatment is over, the doctor will perform a check up and if the patient is approved to be in a good, healthy condition and feeling good, they are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to be discharged from the clinic to their settlements. If everything is right, then the patient is ready to return to their destination. In some cases the patient may need to undergo a few more sessions.

If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the clinic the next day.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is IPL Photofacial Treatment?

Photofacial is also known as fotofacial. Photofacial is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the facial skin. Photofacial treatment is performed to treat redness in the skin, discolored patches from spots or acne scaring, freckles, wrinkles and sun-damaged skin.

How is IPL Photofacial Treatment done?

Before the treatment begins the patient will be given protective eyewear to protect the eye from bright flashes of light. A cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area to lubricate the handpiece that the doctor will be holding onto the skin and to cool the epidermis during the treatment. Then the doctor will apply brief pulses of bright light onto the skin through the handpiece. The treatment can take between 15 minutes and an hour depending on the size of area to be treated. The patient may feel a warm sensation during the treatment. Once the treatment is complete the patient will be provided you with cold compress to help soothe any discomfort.

Does IPL Photofacial Treatment hurt?

Patients may feel minimal pain during the procedure. Options like anesthesia and medication can be discussed with the doctor.

Will I need anesthetics?

There is no anesthetic used with the procedure.

Who can have IPL Photofacial Treatment?

  • Male and female patients of all skin types and skin tones
  • Patients who are at a good health condition
  • Patients who are over the age of 20

How long do I need to stay in clinic?

IPL Photofacial Treatment is done on an outpatient basis, so the patient is sent home after the treatment.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for IPL Photofacial Treatment is usually 1 – 2 days.

Devices used in IPL Photofacial Treatment

During IPL Photofacial Treatment an IPL device is used to perform the treatment.

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The treatment is done on an
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