IPL PHOTO FACIALS
What is an IPL Photo Facial?
Intense Pulse Light is referred to as a photo facial or Skin Rejuvenation, which uses the power of broadband light (Laser) to improve the appearance of pigmentation in the epidermal layer. IPL creates change beneath the surface of the skin, where the light and heat reduce the appearance of blood vessels and unwanted pigmentation, as it stimulates collagen production. IPL is a safe and effective treatment with little to no downtime.
What to expect with this treatment...
This treatment is an average of six treatments, every three to four weeks. You will notice your pigmentation become darker almost immediately as the spots make their way to the stratum corneum layer, where the skin will shed keratinized cells leading to the lightning of the pigment area. Over a few days, the appearance of your pigmentation will be reduced. If you are being treated around the eyebrow area there is a chance the hairs could be singed. This is normal and they will grow back.
Am I a Candidate for IPL?
The best candidates for an IPL Photo Facial are people who have Rosacea or blotchy skin, sun-damaged, or discolored skin, skin affected by large pores, freckles, acne, and white or untanned skin.
Contraindications for IPL :
Tanned or naturally dark skin
Use of the medication Accutane (must be off medication for at least 6 months before your treatment)
Use of any Retin-A or Retinol (must be off for at least 6 months)
Lupus or any medical condition that causes photosensitive reactions
Light-induced Seizure Disorder or Migraine Headaches
Pregnancy or Lactation
No Skin Cancer (must be cleared for five years before treatment)
No Skin Grafts