Intense Pulsed Light (IPL photofacial) is a treatment breakthrough that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of photo-aging, unsightly small veins, and other blemishes. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction, through a new process called photorejuvenation.
A cold gel is applied to the areas being treated and you will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band.
Treatment is generally administered in a series of sessions that will provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities.
You may notice that brownspots and overall redness may intensify initially but will gradually subside and pigments will slough off over the next few weeks.
Each session takes approximately 30 minutes. The most common conditions that can be treated by Photorejuvenation include:
- IPL is effective in treating imperfections from sun damage and photo-aging, including benign brown pigment, age spots and poikiloderma.
- IPL is effective in treating benign vascular lesions: broken veins, capillaries and rosacea. Over time, the delicate aging process, lifestyle factors and sun exposure can cause a number of these minor skin traumas, the breakage appears as red streaks and blotches on the skin.
- IPL treatments can be performed safely on various body sections, most commonly the face, neck, chest, and hands.