IPL Photo Facial Rejuvenation
Both the pleasure and stresses of life, along with the simple passage of time, tend to cause our skin to appear older. IPL Photo rejuvenation is a treatment utilizing Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to effectively treat all skin imperfections. It is a non-invasive treatment that erases skin damage without disruption of the skin's surface, hence, no "downtime". It is the fastest growing aesthetic procedure in the Canada and the United States.
IPL supplies a broad spectrum of light that reaches deep down to the collagen level of the skin. IPL stimulates new collagen to form in the skin thereby reducing fine lines, minimizing pore size and acne scars, and increasing skin elasticity. Intense pulsed light also diminishes flushing or redness of the face associated with Rosacea, reduces brown and age spots, erases broken capillaries, and smoothes roughly textured skin. The short wave length light is used to rejuvenate skin of the face, neck, chest, arms or hands. After IPL therapy, it is especially important to wear sunscreen and a hat to avoid sun exposure and prevent discoloration or recurrence of sun damage, brown spots, and lines.
Photo rejuvenation provides long-term improvement of complexion and skin texture, with only the slightest interruption in your busy lifestyle.
Indications for treatment:
With Photorejuvenation, you:
- Pigment Changes/Sun Damage or Aging Skin
- Facial Veins and Redness or Flushing-Rosacea
- Enlarged Pores
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Unwanted Freckles
- Post Face Lift
- Post Laser Resurfacing
- Mild Scarring
- Irregular pigment and skin tone
- Return to usual activities immediately after treatment
- Repeat the 30 minute treatment in a series of six to eight treatments, at two to four week intervals
- Often combine with micro-dermabrasion and chemical peel
Treatment parameters can be customized according to your skin color, and the amount of flushing or pigmentation. For Photo rejuvenation, your entire face is treated each time. You gradually acquire a natural, pleasingly youthful rejuvenated look.
I have some unsightly sunspots on my hands. What can I do about them?
This is where Intense Pulsed Light systems are superior to lasers, as they can offer more than one type of treatment. Intense Pulsed Light utilizes a range of wave lengths [laser has only a single wavelength], which enables it to respond to hair color, small red blood vessels and pigmentation irregularities in the skin due to sun damage. The hand piece is placed on the skin over the sunspots or other pigmentation and a bright flash of light is released. This light is absorbed by the pigmented area, which will go even darker over the next few hours. The area will look a bit “dirty” or dark for about a week, then it will slough off leaving clear fresh new skin. Often only one treatment is necessary to create a stunning difference. This treatment is not only very effective for those aging, unsightly-looking sunspots on hands, but is excellent for irregular pigmentation on face, neck, etc...
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