Burnaby & Vancouver IPL Photofacial Treatments

By: The Heights Laser Centre  09-12-2011

Safely and effectively rejuvenate your skin with Heights Laser Centre’s Burnaby and Vancouver IPL photofacial treatments.

Time, sun exposure, stress, trauma and other lifestyle factors can all have negative impacts on the physical condition of the skin. An IPL photofacial can help patients reduce the visible effects of aging and other skin conditions.

How IPL Photofacials Work

IPL photofacials use intense pulsed light for a gentle and safe treatment with no surgery and no recovery time. IPL photofacials can be very effective for the treatment of skin pigmentation and rosacea. IPL photofacial treatments leave a rejuvenated, soft, smooth and even-toned appearance without a lengthy healing time.

An IPL, intense pulsed light, photofacial uses visible light to penetrate into the skin. The intense light is absorbed by the darker areas in the skin such as blood vessels and pigmented areas. These darker areas are heated up and then damaged by the intense light. The body then repairs the minor damage and in doing so, the vessels and pigmented areas are absorbed by the body and disappear.

What to Expect with IPL Photofacial Treatments

Most people have IPL photofacial treatments done on their chest, neck, and facial areas to help lighten their signs of skin damage, rosacea and aging. The professionals at Heights Laser provide IPL photofacials to men and women in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We can help in the improvement of facial wrinkles, age spots, rosacea, pigmented and aging skin.

An IPL photofacial treatment takes approximately twenty minutes. Treatments are usually spaced three to four weeks apart. Mild redness or slight local swelling is normal and usually lasts a few hours. The treatment may feel like a hot pinprick or a rubber band snapping on the skin. However, this varies from person to person. The discomfort is momentary and it normally does not last after the treatment. Topical anaesthetic cream may be used to decrease any discomfort during the procedure. The number of treatments depends on individual skin type and damage.

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