IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a safe and effective treatment to target problem areas, combat aging skin, and maintain a beautiful and youthful appearance. Exposure to concentrated pulses of light can help with a number of skin issues including uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, red spots, broken capillaries, large pores, and more.


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IPL is a treatment that is used to remove and/or lighten the appearance of vascular lesions and benign pigmented lesions, such as sun spots, age spots, and freckles. The treatment can also help to even skin tone and decrease fine lines and wrinkles. INTERLOCKS uses an IPL device that is FDA approved. Best results are typically seen with 3-6 corrective treatments (once every 4 weeks), then 1-2 treatments per year for maintenance, and vary based on individual patient results.

IPL PhotoFacial
IPL PhotoFacial, series of 3
Face + Neck
Face, Neck + Décolletage
A la carte
Add-on to any other IPL service

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IPL Pre + Post Care

Before Your Treatment
  • Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment.
  • No sun-tanning or artificial tans 4 weeks prior to treatment.
    • Includes sun exposure, spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, etc.
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk bruising. Consult with your physician.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, peels, retinol, etc.)
  • Avoid any aesthetic procedures (including injectables) 1-2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Notify INTERLOCKS with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
  • Consult with your provider if you are on any type of photosensitizing medications, as it will increase your sensitivity to the IPL.
    • Includes but not limited to hydroquinone, antibiotics, tetracycline, doxycycline, isotretinoin/Accutane.
After Your Treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure for 2-4 weeks and use a mineral sunscreen (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) to protect your skin and prevent further sun damage.
  • Redness, swelling, and bruising are common and resolve with time.
  • Treated pigment will darken (brown to black) within 24-72 hours, leaving a ‘coffee-ground’ appearance.
    • Do not pick, scrub, or exfoliate – let it flake off naturally.
    • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week.
    • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the body in approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • Some areas may leave a ‘bug bite look’ and usually resolves in 1-2 days.
  • Avoid excessive heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid retinol products for 1 week.
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days post-treatment.
    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc.
  • Notify INTERLOCKS of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.).
  • Unprotected sun exposure, artificial/sunless tanners, and tanning beds used 2-4 weeks prior treatment
  • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • History of Melanoma
  • Keloid or hypertrophic scarring
  • History of cancer within the past 5 years
  • Photosensitizing medications (antibiotics, hydroquinone, topical retinoids, etc.)
  • Accutane/isotretinoin use within the past 6 months
  • Tattoo/permanent makeup in the treatment area
  • Light induced seizures
  • Melasma

Before + After Photos

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