FotoFacial / IPL
FotoFacial / Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)® rejuvenation is an ideal treatment for skin care concerns ranging from redness, light acne scars and rosacea to broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation. IPL FotoFacial involves a non-ablative laser that has been carefully calibrated to seek out specific pigments in the skin – redness, darker discolored patches or dark spots from acne scarring.
What kind of improvements can you expect in your skin with IPL FotoFacial?
If you suffer from rosacea, photo damage, sun damage, or other environmental damage, Photo Facial works exceptionally well at removing discoloration, improving skin texture and tone while providing a slight effect to the skin. Years of sun bathing and exposure to the natural elements can be removed after a short, no down time protocol. A typical protocol would be 4-6 sessions, spaced four weeks apart.
What does the procedure feel like?
The actual IPL FotoFacial procedure feels like the snapping of rubber bands against the skin’s surface. With each snap, the IPL FotoFacial penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to treat the issues at the source. For successful elimination of redness, sun spots and old acne scars, a patient will require multiple IPL FotoFacial treatments. Immediately following an IPL FotoFacial, a patient is free to resume their daily activities. Temporary pinkness of the skin can last a very short time, but the improvement in pigment and vascular irregularities can often be appreciated by the time you return for your next treatment. Brown spots and freckles temporarily become darker before they lighten. Particularly sensitive areas may bruise or crust.
Some people may need maintenance treatments for sun damage or rosacea that appears after the initial 5 treatments. These maintenance treatments can be done once or twice a year.
A consultation is required prior to treatment to review the procedure and necessary preparations, and to ask questions.