What is IPL facial skin rejuvenation?
The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial laser treatment treats the face, neck, chest and hands for sun damage, rosacea and small vessels. Although patients may notice a significant improvement after one IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation treatment, a series of treatments is recommended for best results.
How does it work?
IPL photofacial involves the use of a very high-powered short-pulsed, multi wavelength light source, which helps with skin rejuvenation by lightening pigmented areas, alleviating facial redness and shrinking dilated blood vessels. After the IPL photofacial procedure, the area appears pink in either a uniform or blotchy manner and patients may experience a mild to moderate “sunburn” feeling lasting from 2 to 24 hours. Cool compresses will be applied after laser facial treatment and makeup may be worn after the procedure in order to lessen the pinkness or hide brown spots. Brown spots will darken and become flaky before exfoliation and ultimate rejuvenation of the skin’s appearance. Redness and broken capillaries resulting from laser facial treatment may darken initially then fade over 2-4 weeks.
IPL photofacial is performed by our trained aesthetic nurse specialists and involves a series of treatments scheduled every 3-4 weeks. The skin rejuvenation procedure itself lasts approximately 20 minutes but depends on the extent of the areas treated.
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