What is IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation?
Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots. elōs Pigmentation Treatment; the combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energies of elōs technology precisely and safely target pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots and age spots, without impacting underlying blood vessels. Choose from our 30 minute Express treatment to target specific areas of concern (3 areas) or our full 60 minute facial treatment.
IPL treatments, sometimes referred to as “IPL photofacials” are a broad-spectrum light treatment. IPL works the same way as skin lasers, using light energy that is converted to heat to target cells below the skin’s surface without causing damage to the top layers of skin. IPL uses short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, breaking up either the melanin that makes up brown age spots, or destroying broken capillaries – small, dilated, non-functional veins medically known as telangiectasia rosacea. IPL treatments also boost collagen and elastin growth.
- Even skin tone, removal of brown spots and sunspots
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Removal of broken capillaries
- Refreshed and glowing appearance
- Tighter skin texture by stimulating the growth of new collagen and elastin
What to expect?
During the procedure, your eyes will be covered with adhesive laser shields and you’ll see a bright, continuous flash of light. You’ll feel some heat and a slight “snapping” sensation, but for most people, IPL treatments are comfortable and well tolerated.
Before the treatment, try to avoid to sun completely. Fall, winter, and early spring are the best times for IPL treatments.
If you are using Accutane, you must avoid using it for 12 months prior to treatments.
Stop using retinoids, lactic acids, glycolic acids, or other chemical peel products a week before treatment.
There is no downtime for IPL photofacials. Immediately following your IPL treatment, you may notice some darkening of brown spots. Broken capillaries may be reduced but are sometimes initially darker or bruised. Depending on what condition is being treated, you will notice some pinkness. Most brown spots take from 3-10 days to completely slough off. It is important to resist picking, peeling, or scrubbing the darkened areas for at least 2 weeks. For some, swelling of the treated area, particularly around the eyes is possible and considered a normal side effect, which should resolve in 3-4 days.
Cold gel packs may be applied to the skin for comfort. Only use gentle cleansers and moisturizers for 2 weeks while your skin heels. Do not continue products with acids, retinols, or exfoliants until skin as completely healed.
Must use SPF 30+ broad spectrum, and avoid prolonged sun exposure. If you want to use make up, please use a mineral-based, powder make up.