Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), popularly called the photofacials, are non-invasive skin treatments using the principle of photorejuvination process represent a breakthrough in skin care that helps slow down and reverse age related changes.
This new technique called IPL treats skin damage via exposure to the Sun non-invasively meaning there is no disruption of the skin’s epidermal surface. IPL photfacial treatments address the effects of photoaging and sun damage with low risk of complications and no recovery time.
FDA approved therapy
IPL is an FDA approved technology that is considered the gold standard for photorejuvenation or photofacials. This patented technology invented by Luminis provides dramatic results for a variety of benign skin conditions, including age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes.
As we all know, aging is a natural and unavoidable process that affects all of us. However, there are many things we can do to age more gracefully using new technology that can help slow the process and improve skin tone, texture and color. The visible signs of aging cannot be fully avoided, but can be dramatically minimized using new technology.
What makes IPL Photofacials a “lunch time” procedure?
Photorejuvenation with IPL is the most versatile of all treatment options. Patients often schedule appointments during their lunch hours. IPL can treat numerous skin conditions at once. It is effective on red blemishes that originate from blood vessels, as well as brown pigment blemishes in the form of freckles, age spots and other sun damage. IPL also treats the neck, chest and hands, where sun damage is often most visible.
The IPL system releases yellow, green and red lights that are emitted in a series of short pulses. The yellow/green light destroys the bacteria which causes acne that thrives in our skin, while the red light directly targets the overactive sebaceous glands that cause outbreaks of pustules. The light conversion to heat is targeted accurately to the cells deep in the skin, initiating shrinkage of the inflamed sebaceous glands which helps to prevent over-production of excess sebum. In addition, IPL treatment is effecting in correcting common skin pigmentation problems such as age spots, sun-induced freckles, and symptoms of rosacea,birthmarks, and unsightlyveins, acne scarring and other blemishes.
The IPL is a non-invasive proven skin therapy based on emitting high intensity pulses of light to penetrate the skin and lift out various skin imperfections. IPL treatments are used to treat over 40 different skin conditions including permanent hair reduction, rasacea treatment, telangiectasis, blood vessels, brown spots, scars, acne, veins and many other skin problems.
Our M22 with both IPL, Laser ResurFX, and ND:Yag technology
Our M22 is a modular multi-application platform for the treatment of over 30 skin conditions and hair removal. Used by physicians around the
world, M22 enables you to treat vast variety of patients and conditions with excellent outcomes.
Laser Skin Resurfacing with ResurFX – Photofractional
Using non-ablative laser skin resurfacing technology using the Lumenis M22 machine, we will be able to do both IPL and Laser Skin Resurfacing immediately after the IPL treatments for best results. This combination of IPL treatments that takes care of any darker areas or Sun damage followed by laser skin resurfacing using non-ablative laser is called Photofactional treatment.
Our Lumenis® photofractional rejuvenation technology includes two solutions: IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™ non-ablative skin resurfacing, so that both skin tone and texture can be treated at the same session.
Is It Right for Me?
Energy-based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Photofractional™ is not suitable when you have active infections, viral, fungal or bacterial diseases, inflammatory skin conditions or skin cancer. Risks may include: redness, swelling, scarring or change in pigmentation. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.
- Tailored to address even the early signs of aging.
- Noticeable results for pigmentation, age/sun spots, fine lines and overall skin appearance
- Experience minimal downtime in a “lunch-time” treatment and return to your busy lifestyle
What Should I Expect?
Typically, about 3 sessions are needed to have visible improvement in the skin texture. Optimal results are typically achieved after 3-5 sessions in 2-6 weeks intervals. However, you may continue to see improvements for up to six months following the treatment.
What Can I Expect After Treatment ?
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling, depending on your customized treatment settings. The swelling will usually diminish after a few hours and the redness as quickly as the next day or over the next few days. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities the very same day.
By combining both IPL and ResurFX™ technologies, both skin pigmentation and texture can be treated at the same time!
Before and After Pictures IPL Photofacials and ResurFX Non-Ablative Laser
IPL and Laser
In order to get the best looking skin, you may want to consider our two in one IPL and Laser skin resurfacing using the unique state of the art Luminis M22 IPL Laser ResurFX machine.
-Photofacial – with IPL and ResurFX that offers both IPL and Laser in one session!
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be called laser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, hair removal and treatment of over 30 different skin conditions.
- Photofacials with Laser ResurFX
- Laser skin rejuvination skin resurfacing
- Treatment of acne scars
- Sun damage and brown spots treatment
- Blood vessels and vein treatment
- Permanent Hair Reduction
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