Introducing IPL Photofacial Treatment
What is a IPL photofacial?
An IPL photofacial is a treatment that uses high-intensity pulses of visible light to improve such skin conditions , such as fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, freckles, melasma, rosacea, port wine stain, and facial veins.
What to expect while I am being treated?
Gel is applied to the treatment area. Goggles or protective lense glasses are worn during the treatmant. The appropriate settings are then chosen according to the treatment and the clients skin type. The treatment head is then placed on the treatment area and delivers precise pulses of light to the skin. The treatment generally lasts about 20 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the treatment area size.
What happens during the treatment?
IPL targets cells with color in the skin, (usually red and brown), delivering light energy that converts to heat energy. For example, the device might target the melanin in the skin’s surface to remove the discoloration that causes age spots. Most systems use filters to refine the light-energy output for certain areas. The treatment targets the lower layers of skin without affecting the top layers.
Is there any downtime?
You may feel a slight sun-burn feeling depending on the depth of lesion reached but there is usually minimal downtime. Clients can have the procedure done on their lunch break and return to work afterward. You will see redness for a few hours.
Risks and side affects: Overall, IPL photofacial side effects can include redness, peeling, swelling, and in rare cases blistering, scarring, and skin discolorations.
How many treatments do I need to see results?
Clients should see an improvement after two treatments, but 4–6 sessions will bring about optimal results.