What is IPL Photofacial?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Like its name suggests, an IPL photofacial uses intense pulses of light to penetrate deep into the skin causing collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and signs of aging. An IPL photofacial can be used to treat a remarkable range of skin conditions including pigmentation, scar revision, broken capillaries, blotchiness/blemishes and reducing the effects of rosacea.
Why IPL Photorejuvenation?
• Visible improvement for pigmentation, age/sun spots, broken capillaries and overall skin appearance.
• A gentle treatment that removes skin imperfections and stimulates collagen and elastic fiber production.
• A fast "lunch-time" treatment
with no downtime.
What is it?
The Lumenis® IPL
The Lumenis® IPL Photorejuvenation treatment enables your physician to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin concerns such as age and sun spots, freckles, birthmarks, rosacea and broken capillaries.
Our unique IPL (Intese Pulsed Light) technology gently and effectively eliminates spots, discolorations, and unwanted blood vessels.
Is it safe?
Developed by the pioneer of aesthetic medicine and trusted by leading professionals around the world, the Lumines® IPL Photorejuvenation treatment is FDA cleared. Furthermore, as the inventor of the IPL technology, Lumenis® features dozens of clinical papers proving the efficacy and safety of its technology.
How does it work?
IPL Photorejuvenation technology
The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology allows treatment of pigmentation and vascular imperfections, while improving overall skin appearance. Lumenis® IPL with Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) enables your clinician to customize the treatment according to your skin type and desired results, with maximum safety. Light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the skin imperfection in a controlled manner. The body's natural process then removes then removes the treated tissue, while collagen and elastic fiber stimulation occurs, resulting in a visible improvement in skin tone and overall appearance.
To ensure utmost comfort, your physician should apply cold coupling gel on the treatment area. Depending on your specific concern, you can expect the session to last 15-30 minutes. You may experience a warm sensation as the light is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should feel uncomfortable.
What should I expect?
When will I see results?
The Lumenis® IPL Photorejuvenation treatment works with your skin to remove your imperfections and stimulate collagen and elastic fiber production over a sequence of treatments.
Some skin concerns such as shalow pigmentation and age/sun spots can be cleared with as few as 1-2 treatments. Typically 2-6
sessions with 2-4 weeks in between are needed to achieve optimal results for most skin concerns.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness, depending on your customized treatment settings. The redness will usually disappear within a few hours. In most cases, makeup may be immediately applied, and daily activities can be resumed the very same day. Typically your physician should advise to stay out of direct sun for a few days following the treatment.
Why Choose Us For IPL Photofacial?
The experienced staff and providers at the Center for Aesthetic Surgery can recommend if IPL photofacials are the best treatment option for you. Give us a call today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
To learn more about how we can help our clients achieve the smooth complexion of their dreams, please contact us to speak with a member of our team.
Pigmentation and freckles treatment
photo courtesy of Mary Lupo, MD
Rosacea & photorejuvenation treatment
photo courtesy of Gilly Munavalli, MD
Age/sun spot & photorejuvenation
photo courtesy of Mariela Nazar, MD
Age/sun spot treatment
photo courtesy of Mariela Nazar, MD
Individual results may vary