IPL photo rejuvenation reduce pigmentation, fine lines
IPL photofacials take advantage of the light generated by IPL (intense pulse light) to stimulate collagen and elastin. Our treatments take an hour and incorporate a vitamin infused face mask to assist in the repair of the skin. It normally takes about 10-20 days to start to see a difference.
What Is IPL Photofacial
A photofacial, is a 60-minute procedure, which we incorporate within a regular facial treatment. We use intense pulses of light to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL photo-rejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment.
IPL Photofacial Candidates
IPL photo-rejuvenation can be used to treat redness caused by hyper-pigmentation, and facial veins, as well as the fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging or sun damage. And if your skin has been discoloured as a result of smoking, alcohol use, or hormonal changes, an IPL photofacial can smooth and refine your complexion. However, certain factors, including dark or deeply tanned skin, may make certain people ineligible for IPL. We need to have a consultation with you to establish if your skin type is suitable for this treatment, fortunately our IPL machine is the latest technology so we can actually treat the darker skin types.
Cost of IPL™ Photofacial Treatment
While IPL photo-rejuvenation is generally more costly than procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, it is less expensive than most cosmetic surgery and laser skin treatment.
1 hour photofacial session which includes face and neck is $350.
30 minute face or neck treatment is $240
30 minute acne treatment is $260
How IPL Photorejuvenation Works
During your IPL photo-rejuvenation treatment, high energy light waves are used to reduce or eliminate many common effects of aging, including fine lines and skin discolorations. IPL light also encourages the production of collagen, a natural protein that fills in lines, making the skin smooth and supple. With each treatment, the results of IPL photo-rejuvenation become more pronounced. Five full-face IPL photofacial sessions spaced three weeks apart are normally required for optimal results.
Risks and Benefits of IPL Photo-rejuvenation
IPL photo-rejuvenation involves relatively little discomfort and no downtime. Unlike many laser techniques, the procedure is nonablative, meaning no skin is removed during treatment. This contributes to the relatively easy recovery and low risk associated with the IPL photofacial, while allowing patients to return to their everyday routine immediately. However, clients should be aware of both the risks and benefits of photo-rejuvenation; potential risks include bruising, blistering, scabbing, and changes in the skin's pigmentation, although most of these issues soon disappear.
One of the reasons that IPL treatments have become so popular is that their benefits heavily outweigh their risks. The potential side effects of photofacial treatments, such as swelling, redness, and facial flushing, are minor and usually disappear within a few hours or days of the procedure.
Benefits of IPL Photofacial
The benefits of intense pulsed light therapy cover almost the entire spectrum of cosmetic dermatology. When performed by a qualified skin care specialist, IPL photofacial treatment can help nearly all aspects of skin aesthetics and structure.
IPL Photofacial Risks
There are relatively few long-term risks associated with intense pulsed light treatment. Short-term potential side effects of IPL photofacial treatment include very minor swelling, redness, and increased visibility of small capillaries. These symptoms usually begin to disappear within a few hours of treatment.
Blistering and bleeding has been reported in very rare cases, and hyper- and hypo- pigmentation (darkening and lightening of the skin) have been reported as well. Scarring has been reported, but this too is very rare.
If you are honest and thorough with your therapist about your medical history, you will most likely not encounter any severe complications from IPL photofacial treatment. Some factors that would prevent you from safely receiving treatment include pregnancy, open lesions, skin cancer, and keloid formation (excessive raised scarring). Be sure to discuss your medical history and any medications you are currently taking with your skin care specialist before undergoing treatment.