Side effects of IPL Photofacial are minimal and may include temporary redness or swelling. Sometimes temporary blistering or bruising can occur. Any redness can be easily covered with make-up.
Looking for a treatment that will get rid of those unsightly blemishes and broken veins? Your Laser Skin Care Center can help. Using the latest in laser technology, we can get rid of blemishes and signs of aging in just a few short treatments.
Exposure to ultraviolet light ages the skin and can cause sun spots, broken veins and other blemishes to appear. Our Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial rejuvenation treatment is a procedure that targets these abnormal pigments, making the skin more even toned, giving you a younger appearance.
IPL Photofacial can be used for sun spots (age spots), rosacea, spider veins, premature wrinkles, pigment problems, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, dyschromia, melasma, poikiloderma, angiomas, bags under the eyes and large pores on the face and other body areas. It is also a preventative and maintenance treatment for the signs of aging.
IPL Photofacial works by targeting the blemish with very intense pulsed light from a laser. The light is absorbed in higher amounts by darker pigments. Age spots form a crust and naturally fall away in a couple of weeks. Small capillaries in spider veins are heated to the point of coagulation and are then absorbed by the natural cleansing system of the body. Normal skin is unaffected. IPL Photofacial penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to help start the production of new collagen and other connective tissues, resulting in clearer, younger looking skin.
How does it work?
IPL Photofacial targets a broad spectrum of light to the lower layers of the epidermis, causing blemishes to fade and promoting the production of new collagen and connective tissue, which supports the upper skin layers and makes the skin surface smoother.
How long does it take?
Treatments are spaced 3 weeks apart. You will see a noticeable improvement with each treatment.
How Many IPL Treatments are Required?
While the required number of treatments depend on your age and severity of your concerns, usually three – six treatments are sufficient. AND if age or brown spots is your primary concern, you may only need one or two treatments.
Laser Treatment for Hyperpigmentation and Acne
Outbreaks of acne are stressful, in themselves. But even after the eruptions heal, dark red or brown spots can remain, for long periods of time. This discoloration is not scar tissue and may fade over lots of time. But IPL treatments will save months of waiting. The only pre-treatment recommendation is to avoid direct sun light for several weeks prior to your appointment. The IPL laser works best on paler skin. The number of treatments varies, patient to patient, but three to four visits should provide excellent results.
Chemical Peel vs. Laser Skin Re-surfacing
In treating pre-mature aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, age or sun spots, mild scarring and certain forms of acne, there are two popular processes: Chemical Peel and Laser Re-surfacing. The Chemical Peel removes surface layers of the skin to reveal the “newer,” smoother, more youthful layer below. After peeling, some redness, then scaling will occur for about three to seven days. Laser Re-surfacing is somewhat more invasive, with slightly more discomfort and the resulting redness could last a little longer.
What To Do Before Treatment
To obtain maximum results from IPL Photofacial treatment, it’s important to follow these simple pre-treatment instructions:
- Mark the date of your appointment on the calendar. Then mark off a 2-week period on the calendar with the words: “NO SUNBATHING”. Sunbathing can interfere with the laser skin treatment procedure.
- If you’re having areas on your face and neck treated, don’t wear any make-up on those areas when you come in for treatment. The area should be as clean and clear of chemical substances as possible.