Intense Pulsed Light TM (IPL) skin treatments using the photorejuvenation process represent a breakthrough in age-defying skin care. This new technique treats skin damage non-invasively – there is no disruption of the skin’s epidermal surface. IPL treatments address the effects of photoaging and sun damage with low risk of complications and no recovery time.
What is a Photorejuvenation? Photorejuvenation is a procedure intended to rejuvenate the skin on the face, arms, legs, neck, and chest. It is performed in a series of treatments of intense pulsed light, or IPL.
Photofacial is perfect for treating:
- Sun Damaged Skin
- Red Spots and Facial Veins
- Brown and Age Spots
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
How does it work? Photorejuvenation is performed with a series on Intense Pulsed light treatments. The light penetrates the top layer of skin and acts upon the underlying layer of the dermis. The light energy seals small blood vessels, destroys melanin pigment, destroys hair follicles, and stimulates cells to produce new collagen which reduces wrinkles.
What are the side effects of photorejuvenation? The same side effects as laser/IPL hair removal or vein treatment, (i.e. burning, blistering, and extra pigmentation on the skin).
What to expect after treatment? Results should become especially noticeable after several treatments, as wrinkles, redness, and age spots fade away. Patients also enjoy a reduction in pore size, and an overall better skin tone and texture. There is virtually no downtime associated with photorejuvenationl. Some patients experience slight redness after their IPL treatment, always lasting less than 24 hours.
How long will the changes from photorejuvenation last? After a series of 3-4 treatments, the improved appearance should last for 1-2 years.