Skin rejuvenation with the power of light.
You don’t have to live with dull, uneven skin any longer. Our IPL Photofacial at The Lifestyle Center is specially designed to treat uneven skin, age spots, rosacea, freckles, and even small blood vessels. Intense pulsed light (IPL) penetrates the skin and heats the upper layers of skin, jumpstarting collagen production and cellular rejuvenation. You’ll immediately notice clearer, smoother skin that’ll only improve over time.
What it Treats
Acne & Acne Scarring
3 (spread out over 4-6 weeks apart)
Reverses sun damage
IPL waves fight against damage caused by harmful UVA and UVB sun rays. As a result, an IPL FotoFacial in St. Louis can reduce sun spots and wrinkles.
Quick and easy
An IPL FotoFacial only takes about 30 minutes. Soon after, you’ll begin reaping the full skin-healing benefits.
Great for different areas of the body
You can use our photofacial for multiple treatment areas, including your face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders.
How it works
Reduce Skin Damage
The IPL Photofacial in St. Louis uses the power of light to increase cellular turnover and reduce skin damage. Short light waves such as UVA and UVB rays from the sun damage and penetrate the skin with harmful ionizing radiation.
On the other hand, IPL waves are longer, which gives them amazing skin-healing properties. These waves selectively target damage caused by harmful UV rays to reverse signs of aging and reduce hyperpigmentation.
After only about 30 minutes, you’ll notice clearer skin that’ll continue to improve long after your treatment. For the best results, we highly recommend a series of three treatments spaced 4 to 6 apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
IPL is a light-based therapy for treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage. IPL light energy allows your clinician to perform treatments personalized for your skin and precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin defects. IPL Fototherapy is noninvasive so you can receive comfortable and effective treatments to fit your schedule, even on a lunch break.
IPL emits pulses of light energy that gently heats the upper layers of skin. The skin absorbs the light energy by targets, such as fine, broken vessels that cause redness and brown spots or pigmented lesions that are caused by an overproduction of melanin. This effectively destroys the target, eliminating it from the skin and restoring it to its natural beauty and glow.
Pigmented lesions (e.g., freckles, age spots), Vascular lesions (e.g., small blood vessels, rosacea and other micro-capillary flushing conditions) acne, skin laxity, and uneven skin texture.
We can treat any area of your body. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
During your consultation we will determine the appropriate number of treatments to restore your skin to a more youthful glow. This typically varies from 1 to 3 treatments.
Prior to your procedure, a numbing cream will be applied to your skin. During the treatment we will protect your eyes with safety shields. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take 15 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated and the procedure performed. Your clinician will discuss all of your options with you.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Pigmented lesions will darken and gradually flake off and fade over the next 7-10 days. Often your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores begin to be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your skin’s condition, the number of treatments and the area treated. Your clinician will provide you with complete information about post-treatment care and results.
IPL treatments are designed to incur little to no downtime. Your face may appear red or flushed, something which usually fades within a few hours. Individuals with prominent pigmentation may notice that brown areas become temporarily darker, peeling off in 10-14 days. Makeup may be applied immediately after your treatment so you can return to your daily activities.
It is important to follow your clinician’s instructions. We will recommend skin care products and instructions on how to use them. If you must go outdoors, we recommend that you cover your treated skin and use sunscreen with SPF 30+ to protect your skin.
A med spa you can trust.
The Lifestyle Center is dedicated to not only treating but educating our patients. Located in the Ladue Frontenac area of St Louis, we’re proud to offer the widest selection of aesthetic procedures in the area to help you get your dream body & complexion. We are not a one-and-done provider, rather we take a wholistic approach to help you look and feel your best. Each patient enjoys:
More than 30 FDA-approved medical devices
A professional staff with over 70 years of combined experience in the aesthetic industry
Unmatched variety of procedures and treatments
Medical Director on-site daily