What is IPL PhotoRejuvenation?
PhotoRejuvenation uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to help eliminate the signs of aging including, brown spots, redness (rosacea), port wine stains, hemangiomas, hyperpigmentation, melasma, sun damage and broken capillaries. IPL treatments help to improve discoloration and even out skin tone by treating and removing reds and browns in the skin.What areas can be treated?
The most common areas for IPL treatment are the face, neck, chest and hands. Other areas can be treated, which can be discussed with the aesthetician in detail during consultation.How long does each procedure take?
Treatment length varies depending on the area being treated, however a typical treatment should take approximately 15 to 30 minutes.What is the downtime after treatment?
In general, there is very little downtime if any.
How many treatments are needed?
Excellent long term results can usually be achieved with a series of three to six treatments. Minimally three treatments are required, but for optimal results some patients may require five to six treatments of a given area. Treatments should be scheduled within two to four weeks apart.
Important information before/after treatment:
Patients should not receive fillers (of the treated area) within 4 weeks of having any IPL treatment, this would include injectables such as Scultpra, Juvederm, Restylane, Botox, etc.
Patients should avoid the sun and tanning, prior to and immediately following treatment. Sun protection is advised on treated areas.
Patients who are prone to cold sores, are encouraged to take their prescribed medication before and after any facial IPL treatment to avoid a cold sore following treatment.