IPL Photo Facial

IPL photo facials are a very popular and important step in achieving overall healthy-looking skin with a clear and even appearance with. Cherry Angioma’s, Dark spots, Rosacea, Redness, Sun Damage and Age Spots are all addressed with the power of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Treatment Details

Type of Treatment

Facial Treatmentt; Anti-aging

Session Frequency

Every 4 weeks (as desired).

Duration

75 minutes

Downtime

Zero

Results

Over the following days to weeks, you’ll gradually notice improvements in your skin tone, texture, and overall appearance. IPL photofacial treatments can help reduce the appearance of sun damage, age spots, freckles, redness, and uneven pigmentation, leaving your skin looking brighter, smoother, and more youthful.

What To Expect

01. Consultation

IPL can be beneficial for patients of all ages who are bothered by their overall complexion. Whether you’re looking for a non-invasive procedure before a big event or seeking to keep skin in optimal health, IPL is the procedure for you. Treatments are safe and effective for many skin types and tones. Most people get results after just one treatment, but to get the best treatment results the optimal range is 4 - 6 treatments. This is generally followed up by doing maintenance treatments once or twice per year.

02. Preparation

Please AVOID:

  • Ssun exposure for 1 to 3 weeks prior to treatment and use SPF 30 daily to ensure coverage against UVB and UBA rays.
  • Self-tanning products for 1 to 3 weeks prior to and/or post treatment.
  • Use of Tretinoin type products (Renova, Tretinoin, Retin A, Retin A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) at least 2 or 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Use of Hydroquinone 2 or 3 days prior to treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar no later than the day prior to IPL. Notify the center if you develop a cold sore, acne, open lesions in the area being treated, or experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.
  • If possible, avoid Ibuprofen and non-steriodal anti-inflammatories for 3 days prior to and/or post treatment.

03. Procedure

IPL treatments are quick, easy, and generally pain-free. You may feel a slight tingling sensation as the handpiece is passed over the treatment area. Treatment times with the Photofacial can vary depending on the type and severity of your condition. However, your entire IPL treatment will take between 30 and 60 minutes.

During your Photofacial, our practitioner will gently apply a cooling machine to the treatment area to protect your skin and ensure a painless experience (for our most sensitive patients, we offer a topical anesthetic). Afterwards we apply a cooling gel as well as sun screen to treatment areas

04. After-care

You may experience a sunburned sensation immediately following treatment. Although rare, some light swelling is possible. Darkening of freckles and other areas is normal. If this occurs, do not pick or exfoliate the areas. They will flake off or lighten on their own over the next week if on the face and over the next several weeks if on the body.

If you experience a burn, gently cleanse the area and use hydrocortisone cream on the area several times a day for the next week. If the mark opens, also use antibiotic ointment over the hydrocortisone cream. Please notify us immediately of any burns.

Use SPF 30 or higher daily on treated area if exposed. You may generally resume normal skin care regimen after three days following treatment (or sooner if advised by your technician). Make-up may be applied the day after your treatment (or sooner if advised by your technician).

Results

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FAQs

Yes, we will book a complimentary consultation appointment for you with one of our certified technicians prior to scheduling any skin-rejuvenation treatment. This is for your own protection, and we cannot make exceptions. At this time, you should also share with us any past experience you have had with skin rejuvenation and/or laser skin treatments.

During your consultation, we will perform a test patch on your skin to check for any adverse reactions. You are responsible for informing your technician of any medications or natural health products you are taking; and of any underlying medical conditions you have. These are critical details that we must consider when customizing your skin rejuvenation treatments.

We encourage you to ask all of your questions during your consultation so that we can address your concerns prior to beginning your treatment. It is important to us that: you are well informed before you begin IPL Photofacial treatments and; you feel comfortable with our clinic and your technician.

Most clients liken IPL to the gentle snap of an elastic band against the skin. Others experience it as a very short pinprick. While no anesthetic is required, we do cool the skin, which helps to minimize any discomfort.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) facials offer multiple benefits for the skin, including improving tone and texture by reducing hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and uneven skin tone, while also minimizing redness and rosacea. Additionally, IPL stimulates collagen production, diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Its non-invasive nature and minimal downtime make it an attractive option, with customizable treatments targeting specific concerns for long-lasting results, ultimately providing a brighter, clearer, and more youthful complexion.

By definition, IPL therapy involves short, intense pulses of light being delivered to the skin. As a result, you may experience small raised bumps and redness in the treatment area shortly after your treatment. This will subside in a few days and is no cause for alarm.

Skin rejuvenation treatments work best for light to medium skin tones. The treatment may work on darker skin, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It’s best to consult with the technician to see if the treatment is right for you.