What is IPL Photorejuvenation?
IPL Photorejuvenation or photo facial, as it is commonly called, is a non-invasive procedure that uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to erase signs of aging from the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and other areas. It is an in-office procedure personally performed by our certified laser technician. A treatment program typically includes one to three sessions.
What can IPL Photorejuvenation treat?
IPL Photorejuvenation treats a wide variety of skin problems to suit your needs.
Among these are facial capillaries, fine lines, rosacea, pigment discoloration, (such as malasma, age and sun spots), uneven skin color, redness of the neck, and general sun damage. IPL can treat the chest, arms, face, legs, and back.
Why is IPL Photorejuvenation better than other treatments?
In addition to treating multiple symptoms and locations during each session, IPL’s gentle, non-invasive and safe procedures result in “no down time.” You can see a change in the complexion and skin texture at the completion of each treatment. With the use of sun blocks, you can return to normal activities.
How is IPL Photorejuvenation performed?
Before treatment, a cool gel is applied to the area to be treated. You will be provided with goggles to wear, shielding the bright light projected from the IPL handpiece. During the treatment, the smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to your skin, delivering pulses of light to the treated area. IPL treatments are usually considered painless; however, an aesthetic cream can be administered if the procedure becomes uncomfortable. After the procedure, redness or blotchiness may be present on the treated area lasting from 45 minutes to a few hours. You will witness dramatic positive results at the end of each treatment. Results are long lasting.
How does IPL Photorejuvenation work?
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small, smooth, transparent handpiece gently placed over the skin. Filters in the handpiece change the wavelength range allowing it to be optimized for different applications and skin types. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions targeting them. The body’s natural process then sloughs away the targeted tissue, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.