Intense Pulsed Light or Photofacial is the application of light energy to the skin in targeted treatment areas. IPL energy stimulates new collagen production and over several treatments, this new collagen softens the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores, and textural irregularities. The treatment utilizes special filters to control the wavelength of the IPL energy to improve the appearance of rosacea, sun-damaged skin with pigmentation abnormalities, and vascular blemishes such as spider veins.
How long does this treatment take?
Depending on the treatment area, this treatment takes 30-60 minutes.
Is IPL Skin rejuvenation safe?
Yes, IPL is a safe treatment, we follow strict guidelines and procedures outlined by the manufacturer.
When will I notice results?
The effects are noticeable gradually over time. Usually, clients notice softer smoother skin after the second treatment, with optimal results depending on the issue to be treated.
How long will the results last?
Typically, the results will last 8 –12 months, after which the body will return to “normal”. Yearly treatments are recommended to maintain desired results.
Does this treatment hurt?
Pain is minimal with IPL treatments. The applicator has cooling feature built in to it, to keep clients comfortable. There may be some discomfort when treating a sensitive area like the upper lip.
Who is NOT a good candidate for this treatment?
People who are not in good overall physical, mental, and emotional health may not be good candidates for the treatment. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not receive this treatment. People who have a history of cancer should not receive this treatment. Recent sun exposure is also contraindicated for this treatment.