Wondering if IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatment or a Photofacial Treatment may be right for you? Looking for photo-rejuvenation to get rid of skin redness and improve acne rosacea? Tried everything for fine facial line reduction and hyper-pigmentation (dark sun spot) reduction?
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What is IPL? And how does it work?
IPL treatment stands for IPL Intense Pulse Light treatment. Also known as a “photofacial” treatment it delivers broadband light through the skin for Skin rejuvenation. IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatments help to restore a youthful looking skin intended for photo aged or sun damaged skin. It helps decrease facial redness, lessen the appearance of pigmented spots, reduce pore size and improve texture and fine lines. This procedure involves no downtime and has a very low risk of side effects.
How does IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatment work?
IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatment delivers high intensity pulses of broadband light that is non-ablative, meaning that is does not damage the surface of the skin. The intense light is delivered to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis) and leaves the superficial aspect of the skin (epidermis) untouched. We use the Sheerwave IPL technology.
Does IPL really work?
Yes! As you can you can watch this video of Dr. Lorrie Klein explaining what IPL stands for and who makes a good candidate for this skincare treatment. You can also check out these reviews of people just like you who have had a photofacials with a 96% success rate. Two of the photofacial reviewers have had great results with IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatment specifically, see them here and here.
How can I prolong my results from IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatment?
Sunscreen is imperative. After you receive an IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatment, it is very important to begin a skin care regimen that will help keep your skin free from dark spots and skin damage. A common reason for hyperpigmentation is sun damage. When the skin is exposed to UV light, it can break down the skin’s DNA, causing excess melanin to form. This results in a dark spot. To avoid hyperpigmentation from sun damage, it is very important to use a sunscreen every day and be smart about sun exposure.
What areas of the body can be treated
Face, neck and hands.
How many treatments do I need?
Most patients should undergo a series 3-4 IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatments. IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatment are administered every 3-4 weeks. Each treatment session takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes, depending on treated areas.
How is the IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatment performed?
During treatment, a cool gel is applied to the treated area, then a pulse of light similar to a rubber band snap is emitted from the handpiece. Generally no local anesthetic is required as most individuals tolerate the treatment well. After the session you may have some redness and feel like a sunburn for the rest of the day, but there is NO DOWNTIME as individual return to work the following day.
How long before I see results?
After one or two treatments, your skin will have more even tone and a smoother look and feel. Sunspots will start to fade and pores can become less apparent. Fine lines and wrinkles may soften over time. These improvements continue with each treatment. Patient with acne rosacea will see a reduction in facial redness as a result of each treatment.
What are the side effects?
Post-treatment pinkness and mild discomfort like a sunburn sensation for a few hours . Areas treated may be prone to hyperpigmentation ( darking of the skin). Avoidance of the sun and wearing sunscreen daily are advised. Because all individuals are different, we generally will begin your sessions at a more conservative level then progressively increase the treatment levels. This will minimize any unwanted side effects and any potential skin burns, yet develop an ideal treatment protocol for each individual.
What ia the cost per session?
Please see our Services Page for pricing information.
What other products may enhance IPL Intense Pulse Light Treatments?
We suggest you apply a high SPF sunscreen containing UVA and UVB protection over all treated areas daily. For your convenience you may purchase Sunscreen SPF 50 containing zinc and titanium for maximized protection. For rosacea maintenance, we suggest a Redness Neutralizer corrector. The corrector is used in conjunction with your IPL treatments by preventing redness flare-ups, cooling irritation, and restoring skin clarity. For dark spots and discoloration, use of an Advanced Pigment Corrector. The corrector will work in conjunction to your laser treatments to fade stubborn discoloration, enhance resistance to new pigment, and improve luminosity for renewed radiance.
Before and After Intense Pulse Light Treatment
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