Intense Pulsed Light / Photofacial
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, aka a Photofacial, is a way to improve the unwanted pigment spots on your skin without surgery. It can reduce some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure, freckles, redness from rosacea, flushing rosacea, broken blood vessels, discolored skin and pigment from stretch marks. Common areas to treat is on the face, neck, hands, or chest. A consultation is required for this treatment!
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) / Photofacial treatment?
How Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) / Photofacial treatment work?
IPL uses different wavelengths of light to pulse the heat up the targeted area. These Specialized pulses of laser light is designed to treat the area without harming the surrounding skin. Simultaneously when the laser is pulsed the target area absorbs the energy delivered to your skin. This causes the treated area to slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process. IPL treatments can range from 5-30 minutes depending on the treated area. There is no down time after the treatment and you can continue to your daily activities.
What does it feel like?
The ICON handpiece has a chilled tip that glides on the skin during the treatment. When the laser pulses, you will feel a fast snap followed by a cooling sensation. The "fast snap" resembles a rubber band snap.
What type of result can I expect?
Right after your treatment any pigment treated will be darker and eventually flake off in the next week. Skin changes will continue to improve for upwards of 6 weeks.