Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
INFO ABOUT IPL
As we age, our skin reflects damage from the sun, the elements and the wear-and-tear of daily life. In response, we often seek aesthetic procedures to restore a fresh and youthful appearance. Photo-rejuvenation, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today, provides the ideal answer. Removing age spots (sun-induced freckles), most brown pigmentation and redness due to broken capillaries, these treatments help ‘turn back the clock’. And with no downtime, AFT technology is ideally suited for today’s active lifestyles.
What can you expect from the treatment?
The procedure itself usually takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the area. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. The light pulse is then delivered, with little discomfort. After treatment, the gel is removed and the skin is cleansed. You can resume regular activities immediately. Following your treatment, you will notice brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day longer. Mineral make-up can be applied to cover this redness. Within one to three weeks, darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your complexion will improve. Treatment generally involves a series of five sessions. While some patients see significant improvement in two or three treatments, others may require more. To maintain results, patients may opt for follow-up treatments.