At Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, our idea of a facial might be a little different than the relaxing, largely surface-level spa facials you have in mind. We offer 2 distinct types of facials, each with its own set of indications for treating certain skin issues. Here’s a bit more on our HydraFacial MD® and IPL photofacial options here in Dallas.
Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is one of our most popular options for treating common signs of sun damage. During this treatment, focused, intense beams of light are directed to the skin, where they break apart areas of hyperpigmentation. IPL is also effective at treating areas of redness and fine lines. There’s also the ancillary benefit of temporarily removing hair where it’s administered.
IPL is entirely noninvasive, and it’s administered with a topical numbing cream to keep your skin comfortable during the brief appointment. Depending on the condition you’d like to treat, you may require a series of up to 6 treatments. You can expect your results to potentially last for many months, especially if you maintain good skincare and sun protection habits.
HydraFacial MD is a patient favorite because it’s a comfortable, nourishing, relaxing treatment that makes a great addition to virtually any skincare regimen. HydraFacial uses a special 4-step process to painlessly extract, exfoliate, and deeply nourish and hydrate skin. Using a customized blend of serums, HydraFacial can be tailored to a variety of skin types and conditions, including uneven texture, oily skin, acne, and dry skin.
Our patients say they find HydraFacial to be deeper and more intense than a spa facial, but gentler than laser or light procedures. HydraFacial typically leaves skin glowing and soft, making it especially useful before a special event. The results of HydraFacial can last for several weeks.