The Differences Between IPL and Glo Facial by Motus

Posted on March 11, 2024

Rejuvenating your skin with a professional treatment can enhance the glow, tone, and overall texture of your skin. Glo Facial by Motus serves as a great alternative to an IPL photofacial treatment. These treatments both offer highly innovative technology to tighten and firm the skin while addressing skin tone and texture. Before you book your skin-enhancing treatment at the spa, learn about the differences between Glo Facial by Motus and an IPL Photofacial.

What is IPL Photofacial Treatment?

IPL photofacial treatments utilize light energy to heat the upper layers of the skin. This heated skin is targeted with the photofacial device to increase the protein production of elastin and collagen. This can make the skin appear younger and free of flaws.

Benefits of IPL

IPL photofacial treatments offer a variety of skin care benefits. IPL photofacial treatments can treat fine lines, dull skin, acne scars, pigmentation, freckles, rosacea, texture, age spots, and vascular lesions.

Candidates for IPL Photofacial Treatments

This treatment is ideal for individuals with lighter skin tones because those with darker skin tones are at an increased risk of developing pigmentation issues from the treatment. The best way to determine if IPL photofacial treatments are right for you is through a consultation with one of our highly qualified professionals at Results Medical Aesthetics & Wellness in Tulsa, OK.

Treatment Process of IPL

An intense pulsed light photofacial will begin with your skin professional cleansing your skin and applying a gel and numbing cream to the treatment area. Your specialist will also give you glasses to protect your eyes from the lights used during the treatment. The IPL device will then be meticulously used over the treatment area. Most discomfort will be minimal because of the topical numbing cream used. Patients describe any pain feeling similar to a snapping rubber band on the skin.

Aftercare Instructions

During the healing process, you must avoid any unnecessary irritation to the treatment area. This includes avoiding makeup, washing your face with a gentle cleanser, and applying sunscreen to protect the skin. It is also important to avoid direct sunlight exposure immediately afterward as your skin may feel like a sunburn for the first 4-6 hours after treatment.  Follow these guidelines to ensure progress during each session.

What is Glo Facial?

The Glo Facial Moveo device has two different lasers that operate on the same machine. There’s the Alexandrite laser and the Nd:YAG. The skinclusive device painlessly administers skin rejuvenating benefits for a variety of skin types. The highly innovative treatment uses an innovative high-speed Alexandrite laser to treat the skin painlessly or the Nd:YAG laser to effectively and comfortably address your concerns. During this treatment, you can remain fully clothed, endure pain-free treatment, and experience a quicker treatment process.

Treatment Areas

The Glo Facial treatment is predominantly performed on the face but can be safe for any area of the body. At Results Medical Aesthetics & Wellness we do laser hair reduction with the same machine for different areas on the body.

Benefits of Glo Facial

This skin-restoring treatment has an acne laser function that generates collagen and helps remove wrinkles in the same function.

Glo Facial by Motus is safe for all skin types and can treat pigmented lesions, and vascular lesions, and stimulate collagen production all in one treatment with minimal to no downtime. This treatment can also treat leg veins and can serve as a laser hair removal treatment.

Candidates for Glo Facial

Glo Facial stands apart from IPL treatments because it can be used on a wider variety of skin tones and skin types. Individuals with darker skin can experience the benefits of laser treatment without worrying about the effectiveness of the treatment or any heightened side effects. This treatment is ideal for individuals in good health without any active skin infections.

Glo Facial Treatment

Before your treatment, your specialist will give you protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the lasers. During your treatment, the Motus device will be gently waved over your treatment areas. The treatment is pain-free and does not cause a snapping rubber band sensation on the skin. The device contains a contact cooling system, to actively cool your skin during the treatment.

Have Realistic Expectations

While laser treatments can offer amazing results when performed by skin professionals, it is important to have realistic expectations of your treatment. Results from your treatment may not be visible right after treatment but may take weeks or several sessions to emerge.  It is important to remember your unique concerns may require multiple sessions to address.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information regarding Glo Facial by Motus, please contact Results Medical Aesthetics & Wellness in Tulsa, OK today. You can also fill out our online contact form to get started.

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