IPL Photorejuvenation in Fairbanks

IPL Photorejuvenation

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Welcome to Revive Medical Spa

Fight Skin Damage

At Revive, our patients have trusted us to help revitalize their skin—and deliver beautiful results—for years. Often, incorporating IPL into your long-term care plan can help us target age spots, freckles, redness, small vessels, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and more.  Cynosure ICON treatments are one of the most versatile, popular treatments we have in our toolkit for keeping our clients looking youthful and refreshed.

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When you book an IPL Photorejuvenation with Revive at our Fairbanks office, your appointment will be preceded by an in-depth consultation to determine your needs. This allows us to discuss your skin type, your specific concerns, and the treatment area you’d like to address. We like to say that the Cynosure ICON is gentle enough for most skin types and sensitivities, but powerful enough to treat deeper skin concerns.

IPL Photorejuvenation

Treatment Details

What it Treats

  • Aging Skin
  • Sun Damage
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Redness & Rosacea
  • Sagging Skin
  • Enlarged Pores

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Treatment Time

30 to 60 minutes



Why Try IPL Photofacial in Fairbanks?

Treats Many Concerns

Photofacials have the power to restore damaged skin, minimize wrinkles, eliminate facial veins, calm redness & rosacea, and much more.

No Downtime

A non-invasive photofacial is simple, quick, and won’t interrupt your routine.

Long-Lasting Results

Clients who receive regular photofacials see long-lasting results for years to come. Often, they find smoother, clearer, and more youthful skin.

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What to Expect

The IPL Process

Brief Consultation

At our consultation. we get to know you, your concerns, the current condition of your skin, and we work with you to determine a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and budget. You’ll have our full attention as we treat you with respect as a valued guest of our office.

Book Your Photofacial

Our front desk staff will book your treatment for a day and time that works best for you. Then, we’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your appointment to help optimize your results.

Arrive for Treatment

When you arrive, you’ll be invited to one of our comfortable and relaxing treatment rooms. We’ll give you a comprehensive review of the treatment, make sure you understand what to expect, and answer any and all of your questions.

Sit Back & Relax

Your certified laser technician will treat you evenly and accurately. Our team is expertly educated and trained on the best techniques to ensure we meet your high standards and expectations. During a photofacial, Your eyes will be protected by wavelength-specific eye protection. You’re free to listen to music, chat with your laser technician, or simply lay back and relax.

Next Steps

Once the photofacial is complete, we will assess the treated area and give you a brief review of your post-treatment instructions. At this time, we’ll book any follow-up appointments needed to maintain your overall treatment plan and help you make the most of your results!


Pre-Care Instructions

Before your appointment for IPL Photofacial please discontinue the use of skin bronzers or spray tans. If you have a history or are predisposed to cold sores please inform us 48 hours prior for a prescription for Valtrex, as excessive light can trigger an outbreak in some people. Allow 2 weeks post any injectable filler or neuromodulators prior to an IPL  Photofacial. Arrive at your appointment with freshly cleaned skin, free of cosmetics. Most people tolerate IPL without the need for any numbing methods.

4 Weeks Prior

Avoid sun exposure, either naturally or through the use of tanning beds (including self-tanning methods) for at least 4 weeks prior to your treatment.

1 Week Prior

Avoid products containing retinol, Retin-A, glycolic acid, and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) for at least one week prior to your treatment.

3 Days Before

Discontinue use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications for at least 3 days. If you are taking these medications under the direction of a physician, you should consult with them before discontinuing.

Day Of Treatment

If we are treating your face/neck, arrive with a bare face (cleansed with no makeup, serums, or moisturizers).


Tell your provider if you have been on Accutane or another product containing isotretinoin in the last year.

Post Treatment

Post-Care Instructions

Following your IPL Photofacial, your skin may be slightly swollen, red or tender. This could last 1-5 days. Please use cool water, gentle products and avoid excessive heat for 48 hours. Do not exfoliate the area for 2 weeks. On Day 3-5 you may notice a “peppering” or “coffee grounds” effect on the treated area.  Please do not exfoliate this, it will slough off on it’s own revealing beautiful skin underneath. During this time be sure to protect your skin with a broad spectrum SPF40+ and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

No Scrubs

Do not use any scrubs, exfoliants, chemicals, or topical medications on the treated area for at least a week.


Use sunscreen (SPF 40+) and moisturizer religiously. Also, consider a hat or other physical block if going into direct sunlight.

Cool Compress

Use a cold compress and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication for post-treatment swelling and redness.

Gentle Cleansers Only

Use gentle cleansers, do not rub your skin, and avoid hot water for at least 2-3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Cynosure IPL work?

IPL deposits pulses of light energy that gently heats the upper layers of skin. Within the skin, the light energy is absorbed by targets, such as fine, broken vessels that cause redness and brown spots or pigmented lesions that are caused by an overproduction of melanin. IPL is a great option to help restore the skin to restore a more even complexion, making it more vibrant and youthful in appearance and touch.

How many photofacials will I need?

The number of treatments needed to achieve the desired look varies from client to client. The extent of damage, the size of the area we’re treating, and the level of improvement desired will affect how many treatments may be recommended by our professionals.

What can I expect during the treatment?

This is a gentle, non-invasive, and safe treatment. Most patients do not experience any discomfort and report feeling a warm sensation in the treated area.

What happens after a Cynosure IPL photofacial?

Immediately following the treatment, you may experience some redness or irritation that should disappear after a few hours. There’s no downtime, however, and you’re free to resume your normal activities after treatment. Several days after your session, your skin will feel smoother, pores will be less visible, and age spots and sun damage will be faded.

Can areas other than the face benefit from Cynosure IPL photofacials?

Yes! In addition to your face, we can also treat your neck, chest, arms, shoulders, legs and hands with Icon IPL.

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