Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) , sometimes referred to as Photorejuvenation or Photofacial, uses broad – spectrum light energy to safely and effectivelycorrect a variety of skin concerns including discolouration caused by sun damage, broken blood vessels, redness, rosacea and some forms of scarring.IPL treatments may also stimulate collagen production which helps to improve skin tone and texture.Results from IPL treatment can be quite dramatic, and patients are often able to eliminate years of accumulated sun damage, revealing a radiant and youthful complexion.IPL can significantly improve:
- sun damaged skin
- redness and rosacea
- broken blood vessels and
- age or liver spots and freckles
- enlarged pores
- fine lines
- red scars
- dull complexion
IPL is ideally suited for lighter skin types, and it is important to avoid sun exposure prior to and immediately after treatments.Daily use of an SPF 45 sunscreen is recommended.
Skin is cleansed and pre-treated with a cool gel.Light energy is delivered to the skin through a hand piece in a series of brief pulses targeting areas of visible pigmentation or blood vessels. These pigmented areas absorb the light and are damaged and absorbed by the body without injury to surrounding tissue. The treatment causes a brief snapping sensation and temporary stinging which are relieved by cool compresses.Most patients are able to tolerate treatments well and report only mild discomfort. It is common to have some redness and mild swelling after treatments, and pigmented areas may temporarily darken before sloughing off or being absorbed. Best results are achieved with a series of 3 to 5 appointments, and results can be maintained with periodic follow up treatments and adherence to good skincare and sunscreen practices. IPL leaves skin soft, smooth and rejuvenated with little or no recovery time.
IPL can deliver outstanding results, however it is important to select your treatment provider carefully.In the wrong hands laser treatments can result in burns, blisters, permanent scarring and pigmentation.At Dermetics IPL treatments are performed by our highly qualified nurses under the expert guidance of, a leading authority in laser surgery and aesthetic medicine whose accomplishments include a prestigious one year fellowship at the New York Laser and Skin Care Clinic in Manhattan. Dermetics offers the most advanced laser equipment and technology.Light wavelength, exposure duration and energy levels are carefully chosen to provide safe, effective results.