Intense Pulse Light Treatment

Improve sun-damaged skin, uneven pigmentation, freckle reduction, facial vessels and redness with minimum downtime and minimal discomfort.

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NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT

Look Your Best On Your Own Terms

When it comes to skin care, everyone has their own preference on how to look their very best. Where some may prefer cleansers and moisturizers, others may lean towards more intensive procedures.

One such procedure that falls in the happy medium between effective and gentle is intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment.

This non-invasive treatment works on a multitude of conditions without harming the outer layer of skin and boasts results that rival many other procedures.

 

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What is the IPL Treatment & What Skin Conditions Can It Minimize?

Intense Pulsed Light treatment, also known as “flash lamp therapy,” is a non-invasive and non-ablative option that uses high-intensity light pulses to improve the appearance of common skin problems.

It works by targeting certain cells with a particular color (called chromophores) and infusing them with light energy which is then converted into heat.

The heat will cause damage to that specific area, forcing the body to get rid of the unwanted and damaged cells. Depending on what IPL machine or system is used, filters can be applied to refine the energy output to provide treatment to specific areas within the skin.

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Conditions

IPL is a popular treatment option for a large range of skin issues because it is non-ablative, has a quicker downtime recovery, and can be customized to meet the patient’s needs. Issues that can be treated, include:

  • Skin conditions like rosacea and varicose veins,
  • Broken blood vessels,
  • Age-related spots or discoloration,
  • Sun damage,
  • Birthmarks,
  • Freckles,
  • Facial lines/wrinkles,
  • Unwanted dark hair,
  • Mild acne & stretch marks.

It may also be used to target unwanted tattoos.

NO DAMAGE TO THE TOP LAYER OF YOUR SKIN

What is the Difference Between IPL & Other Laser Treatments?

Unlike other laser treatments that use just 1 wavelength of light to treat your skin, IPL uses many different wavelengths at the same time like a “photo flash”.

The light that is released from the laser is less focused than other treatments and more scattered, but it penetrates down into your dermis (second layer of skin) without harming your epidermis (top layer).

This ensures that the top layer of your skin is not damaged and is the primary reason why downtime is so short.

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How to Prepare for Your First Session

How to prepare for your first intense pulse light treatment

One of our skincare specialists will examine your skin thoroughly prior to setting a treatment date to explain to you what to expect. The only thing you need to do prior to your session with us is to avoid taking medications or using certain products, two weeks prior to the procedure.  Avoid doing the following

  • Being in direct sunlight without protection,
  • Being in tanning beds,
  • Waxing the treatment area,
  • Using a chemical peel,
  • Receiving collagen injections,
  • Taking medications like Aspirin or Advil as these increase bleeding risk,
  • Using creams that have Vitamin A (RetinA) or glycolic acid. 

In terms of pain, you may experience some slight stinging, similar to that of a rubber band snapping back against your skin. However, we provide an anesthetic numbing cream in the office about 30-60 minutes before your procedure starts. 

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MINIMUM DOWNTIME

Treatment Time, Amount, And Recovery

Your treatment will take approximately 20-30 minutes and you will need anywhere between 3-6 treatments, 1-month apart.

Recovery time is 1-2 days with no lotion or makeup within the first 24-hours.

You will need to moisturize the treated area, twice a day, for 3-months after treatment.

WHO IS IT SAFE FOR & WHAT ARE THE RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS?

The treatment process is safe for the majority of individuals, except women who are pregnant or who are on blood thinners. 

If you are suffering from a skin resurfacing disorder, are susceptible to keloid scarring, have severe scarring, have a sunburn, have active acne, or are taking Accutane (drug), then IPL is not right for you. 

As with any medical treatment, IPL does carry some risks with it. Complications of the procedure may include having skin discoloration, scarring, bleeding, swelling, infections, pain, and crusting of the skin.

Those who have white or light brown skin are going to have a more effective treatment than those with a darker skin tone as IPL uses wavelengths to target color within the skin layers. 

For instance, with varicose veins, the red-pigment (hemoglobin) is targeted, whereas, with age spots or skin discoloration is treated by pulsing light at the melanin in the skin’s surface. 

For hair removal, the light pulse will be targeted towards the hair follicle, which is more effective for dark-haired individuals.

Side effects may include some pain during treatment, redness in the skin afterwards, the sensation of having a mild sunburn, skin patches (these fade), hair loss, bruising, and rarely blistering.

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If you choose to book an Intense Pulse Light treatment appointment with us, the only thing you need to do is arrive with a clean, make-up free face. We are ready to make sure skin look younger, fresher and healthier!

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