IPL means Intense Pulsed Light, so by using essentially a super bright flashing beam of energy, the desired treatment area is targeted to essentially break up dark pigmentation and cauterize red vessels. This process of applying IPL is relatively easy process with little to no downtime.
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IPL Spot Corrector
Treatment for UP TO 10 single spots (acne, scar, etc).
IPL for the Hands
Correct the signs of aging on the hands with an IPL treatment for the hands.
IPL for the Face
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for treatment of red & brown spots on the face, neck or body. Great for treatment of scars, spots, freckles & rosacea. Suitable for those with fair/light skin tones only. (Men must shave prior to treatment)
IPL Full Face & Neck
Treatment for the full face and neck.
IPL for a Large Area
Treatment for a "large area" (size of a sheet of paper)
The IPL Photofacial treatment targets pigmented and vascular regions on the face, neck or body. By helping to reduce hyper-pigmentation, freckles, cafe au lait macules, melasma, dischromia, liver spots, moles, birthmarks, port wine stains, rosacea, and broken capillaries for clear skin.
We use Alma Harmony AFT IPL (Dye VL) the absolute strongest and most powerful IPL on the market. With us your treatment is targeted for effectiveness and safety.
Many people opt to receive IPL as a corrective treatment to achieve ultimate clear skin, whiles others opt to receive treatment to completely clear the affected area(s), for example to treat unwanted freckles, dark spots or burst capillaries.
IPL is recommended as a 3 part treatment series for absolute best results. Depending on what’s being treated and the severity, some may need 6 sessions till ideal results are achieved.
Yes, this treatment is extremely safe for type 1-4 skin types with minimal downtime and minimal side effects. Those who are skin types 5 and 6 should NOT receive IPL treatments.
The treatment has a low to medium level of discomfort described by most patients as a warm sensation. No numbing is required for this treatment, however it is provided for those who request it.
With numbing cream no sensation is felt during treatment. Post treatment you may feel like a sunburn has developed. This can be relieved using water mists and ice packs and typical resolves within 12 hours post treatment.
Results typically develop in about two weeks post treatment.
The ideal candidate for IPL are those with fair to medium skin tones. Those who are (untanned) Hispanics, Middle Eastern or Asian may also receive IPL.
Because IPL targets pigment, those with dark tanned skin or darker skin tones are advised not to treat with IPL, as the treated area may actually become darker.
In these cases we suggest to treat with the safe and effective alternative for all skin colors, Clear and Brilliant.
The pigmented areas may get worse before they get better with mild inflammation and pinkness for 1-3 days is common. Pain post treatment is common up to 12 hours post treatment.
Depending on your skin type and healing process, you can get a treatment every 2-6 weeks. Or as recommended by your treating medical professional.
After treatment the area may become darker, similar to a scab. Once this scab flakes off, new fresh skin is revealed. For large areas like the arms, the area may be pink to mildly red for up to 3 days.
We will ask that you continue to keep the treated area moisturized, ideally with Aquaphor (which we will provide for you). Do not pick peel or scratch the treatment area. Let the area heal on its own. Bandaging is not required post treatment.
Cover the treated area with a thick bandage covering if you are planning on being in the sun immediately after your treatment. We ask that you refrain from hot tubs, swimming pools, dips in the ocean or water sports until the skin’s surface has completed healed and sealed up again-meaning there should be no openings in the area targeted.
If you are unsure of what this exactly means, feel free to come in and show us your treated area, or even email or text us a photo to get medical guidance on how to properly take care of your skin.
All new clients are given a complimentary consultation as well as a (no charge) medical evaluation with a doctor or nurse practitioner (you will need to allow extra time at your first visit for this).
We are open 7 days a week. Once you schedule your appointment we will ask that you come in 15 minutes prior so we may apply your complimentary medical grade numbing cream.
Men, if treating face, please shave prior to treatment.
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