Photo Rejuvenation F.A.Q.
What is Intense Pulse Light?
Intense Pulsed Light [IPL] technology is a treatment breakthrough that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of photo-aging, pigmentation, freckles, unsightly small veins, and other blemishes. It offers safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction, through a new process called Photo rejuvenation.
How it works?
A cool gel is applied to the skin. A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small, smooth, transparent hand piece which is gently placed over the skin. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by various structures in the skin – either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them. The body’s natural processes then removes the injured tissue through the lymphatic system giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
How does it feel?
You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. An anaesthetic cream may be used, but is seldom required.
Possible side effects
The appearance right after treatment is similar to what you will see after a good exercise workout. The flushing and redness will last from a few minutes to several hours after treatment. If your skin is quite loose you may experience some swelling. The brown age spots and uneven pigmentation will turn slightly darker after treatment.
How long does it last?
Treatment is generally administered in a series of 4 to 6 sessions that provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction. Each treatment takes about twenty minutes.
Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of four to six treatment sessions may be recommended. You can return to work the same day and resume all your daily activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk – and, it preserves the wonderful “ no down time” feature that people appreciate so much.
In some cases for minor capillaries only one treatment is required.