Updated: Aug 16
At Avere beauty we offer a variety of services to fit your skin needs. What if we told you
facials and lasers were something we offered together??? Oh wait…It is! At our
Murrysville location you have the option to choose between not one but two types of
laser facials. Below we list the types and what they do! Reach out to us at Avere Beauty
if you think a Laser Facial or IPL Facial is the best treatment for you!
What is a Laser Facial?
A Laser Facial is a treatment offered in our Murrysville Avere location, and it is a form of
basic facial that is elevated by adding a singular wavelength of light through the skin
targeting areas of pigmentation with the goal of decreasing red and brown spots. A laser
facial is often referred to as the skin rejuvenator, because it can be used to help boost
hydration, treat fine lines and wrinkles, tone the skin, and promote the production of
collagen in the face. This treatment works by removing the outer layer of the epidermis
and heating the layer below which is the dermis which stimulates collagen growth. The
total treatment time is about 10-20 minutes long.
Well Avere Beauties that’s right! There is minimal to NO downtime with this procedure.
You may experience some skin pink/redness for 1-2 days but other than that you should
proceed with SPF in the sun for the next 7-10 days to protect your fresh skin from
It is important to consult with one of your Avere providers prior to your laser facial to
ensure you are taking all necessary before and after care to protect your skin. For
instance, ensuring you have stopped all “active” facial products at least one week before your appointment. Those active ingredients may include retinol, hyaluronic acid,
IPL Facial (Intense Pulsated Light Therapy)
IPL is a facial that has the ability to deliver multiple forms of broad spectrum light at the
same time that is targeted to darker brown or red pigmented areas and spots such as,
acne scars, birthmarks, rosacea, red capillaries, freckles, veins, sunspots, melasma,
redness, hyperpigmentation. The goal is to break up these spots with these visible
beams of light working at a deeper level to surpass your skin surface and target those
brown and red areas. IPL can be used on other areas of the body as well as the face.
IPL has also proven to show help in reducing bacteria growth in acne clients. Some like
to refer to the IPL facial as a photofacial because it emits multiple wave beams of light
at the same time like a flash to target the irregularities. The total procedure can take
around 15-30 minutes long.
Is it painful?
Some say the sensation of IPL feels as if snapping of rubber bands across the skin
causing discomfort not pain, others state it does not bother them at all. A topical
anesthetic can be applied for comfort.