IPL Photo Facial
IPL – Intense Pulse Light – is a non-invasive procedure that is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions without disrupting the skins surface.
The Benefits of IPL/Photofacial
- Minimizes redness from broken capillaries, spider veins, port wine stains, blood vessels, erythema and rosacea
- Lightens pigmented lesions, Melasma, freckles, age spots, seborrheic keratosis, birthmarks, and sun damage
- Lessens hyperpigmentation from acne scarring
- Stimulates collagen and elastin regeneration
- Improves skin texture
- No downtime
- Quick and easy service time
- FDA approved
IPL refers to the non-invasive laser light-based technology that treats sun damage, hyper pigmentation, vascular imperfections and rosacea. It has FDA clearance and can deliver excellent results without requiring any downtime.
You can also use IPL to get rid of facial imperfections brought about by sun damage and hyperpigmentation. IPL is a quick and hassle-free way to treat the textural irregularities and discoloration that add years to your skin. A session only takes about 15 minutes, however, to get optimal results, it’s recommended to come back regularly for touch-up treatments.
IPL treatments can improve the skins appearance by removing pigmented lesions caused by sun exposure and also reduce redness, fine lines and enlarged pores leaving skin looking younger and rejuvenated. These treatments can be done for sun damaged skin on the face, neck, décolletage and forearms.
Most women experience Melasma when they are pregnant because of the body’s increased production of estrogen and progesterone. Pregnancy induced Melasma is commonly referred to as Chloasma or the “pregnancy mask.” This mask of pregnancy affects 50% to 75% of expectant mothers. While Chloasma is not dangerous for either the mother or fetus, the patchy skin hyperpigmentation is unsightly, often making women feel self-conscious and embarrassed about their appearance.
Erythema is a flushed red appearance of the skin that initially only occurs following exposure to cold or heated environments or red wine but becomes a constant flushed appearance over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Avoid Excessive Heat: For 2 days post-treatment, avoid partaking in activities that will heat up your skin, such as going in a hot tub/Jacuzzi/sauna, or strenuous exercise.
- Skin Care Products: All of your skin care products should be non-irritating and non-clogging for the first week. Please do not use any scrubs, toners, glycolic acid, retinoids (RetinA or retinol), or bleaching creams (hydroquinone) until your skin has healed.
- Sunscreen: Proper and frequent application of sunscreen is very important. The sunscreen should offer broadband protection (UVA and UVB) and have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more. You should apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside, and again, immediately before. After that, reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours. If direct sun exposure is necessary, wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area. Use this regimen during the healing period and always.