OWN YOUR SKIN
What is IPL Photofacial?
IPL Photo Facial treatments are quick and easy. A wand-like handpiece is passed over the affected area of your skin. The handpiece emits pulses of powerful light that are tuned to the wavelength needed to break up the pigment in the lesion. You may feel the pulses of light as a gentle snapping sensation and/or heat but there is little or no discomfort during the procedure. After your treatment, pigmented lesions will darken slightly, then fade away over the next two weeks or so. Vascular lesions usually undergo graying or blanching immediately. A slight reddening may appear in surrounding areas. The tiny veins will then fade away over a couple of weeks. If the lesions don’t completely disappear after one treatment, additional follow-up sessions will further diminish them.
Dark circles around the eyes
Sun-induced freckles on the hands, chest and face
Face, neck, hands
1 – 4
DURATION OF RESULTS
None – Topical
BACK TO WORK
SPF, No workout 24 hours, No exfoliation for 3 days
6 – 10
Improving skin texture through collagen stimulation and improves pore size minimally by temporarily reducing oiliness
How long does it take for laser photorejuvenation treatments to work?
Some cases of severe redness or brown spots require more than 5 treatments. Expect to see gradual clearing over time.
rtable. Treatments usually take 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
ulses of light flash. You may feel a very slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band.
At the end of the treatment, the nurse wipes off the gel, cleans the area with a warm cloth, and applies a moisturizer with sunscreen. If there is any mild swelling, you might be given a cold pack to apply for five or ten minutes. Most centers will let you reapply foundation or concealer immediately after a treatment.
What should I do prior to my photorejuvenation treatment?
- For 2-4 weeks before your treatment, avoid self-tanners and excessive sun.
- You may be asked to discontinue minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline or Retin-A/Renova several days prior to each treatment.
- You may be asked to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve one week prior to treatment unless medically indicated to help prevent bruising.
- Protect your improved skin with sunscreen every morning. Hats and sunglasses are also good protection from the sun.
Who should not get these treatments?
Avoid laser treatments in pregnancy
Are there any side effects?
The main side effects are mild, temporary swelling, redness, an accentuation of the brown spots, crusting, and an occasional bruise or small superficial blister (like a sunburn blister).
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS