Intense Pulsed Light (aka Photo-Rejuvenation)
IPL is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment that uses a flash
of light to target skin imperfections such as broken blood vessels,
hemangiomas, age/sun spots, Rosacea and uneven skin tone. When the
light reaches the pigment in these skin imperfections it is converted to
heat which damages the discolored cells without harm to healthy tissue.
The treated pigment or vessels will slowly fade over the next few days
to a couple of weeks.
A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated and your eyes
will be covered to protect them form the bright light. The IPL
handpiece is chilled to cool the skin during treatment. With each pulse
of light you will feel a warm stinging sensation similar to the snap of
a small rubber band. At the time of
treatment brown pigment will darken and fade away over the next few days
to a couple of weeks depending on the severity of the imperfection.
Deeper imperfections such as broken capillaries may disappear at the
time of treatment or darken, but will be absorbed by the body. You may
feel a "sunburn" sensation in the area of treatment for a few minutes to
a few hours and can treat this in the same way you would treat a normal
sunburn. After treatment you can resume you usual daily activities,
including wearing makeup.
Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the imperfections, a series of 4 to 6 treatments is usually recommended with 3 weeks between treatments. In a few cases, a single treatment may achieve the desired result. By dividing the treatments we provide gradual improvements with very low risk and "NO DOWN TIME."
IPL is often paired with chemical peels and topical treatments to speed your results and then to maintain the effect of treatment.
Unprotected exposure to the sun should be avoided for 4 weeks before and after treatment to prevent complications. We recommend a Sunblock with SPF 30 or higher.
All treatments are based on your initial assessment and adjusted according to your response as you move through the treatment process.
CONSULTATIONS ARE ALWAYS FREE!