IPL Treatment (Intense Pulsed Light)
What is IPL Treatment
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, aka photofacial, is a way to improve the color and
texture of your skin without surgery. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, aka photofacial, is a way to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure — called photoaging. You may notice it mostly on your face, neck, hands, or chest.
sun exposure — called photoaging. You may notice it mostly on your face, neck, hands,rches
IPL uses light energy to target red and brown pigmentation in your skin.
When the skin is heated, your body gets rid of the unwanted cells, and that gets rid of
the condition you’re being treated for. Unlike lasers, an IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light. It can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time. After IPL, you may look younger because your skin tone is more even.
What Should I Expect From an IPL Treatment?
When will I see results?
The Lumenis® Optima™ 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 shallow pigmentation and age/sun spots may 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 and to apply sun screen.
The Lumenis IPL Solution
The Lumenis M22 is a one-of-a-kind IPL solution that provides excellent efficacy, safety, and convenience of use.
Our specialists are able to modify the pulse shape with Optimal Pulse Technology (OPTTM). It produces repeatable outcomes and offers milder, more comfortable treatments.
The Universal Handpiece with nine Expert Filters also allows us to treat a wide range of ailments with a single, adaptable, and effective handpiece.
Who is IPL Treatment For?
It works best if you have pale or light brown skin. Talk to your esthetician if you want to lessen or get rid of:
– Hyper Pigmentation
– Unwanted Hair
– Fine Wrinkles
– Stretch Marks
– Broken Capillaries
– Brown Spots
– Dark Spots
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How to Prepare for the Procedure
IPL can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including sun damage, age spots, and broken blood vessels. The procedure is relatively quick and easy, and there is minimal downtime. Before your IPL procedure, your skin care specialist will examine your skin and let you know what to expect. Let them know if you have any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment, such as inflammatory acne or eczema. Your skin care specialist may recommend that you avoid certain activities, medications, and other products for two weeks prior to your procedure. IPL treatments are usually performed in a series of sessions spaced about 4 weeks apart. Most people see noticeable improvements after 3-5 sessions. IPL therapy is safe for most people, but not safe for every skin type. It is important to have the procedure performed by a qualified skin care specialist.