As we age, small but visible signs of chronic exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light appear on the skin. IPL Photofacial treatment can significantly improve the visible signs of sun damage!
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a form of photo rejuvenation which produces high intensity light over broad spectrum visible and infrared wavelengths. At our Lethbridge, Alberta medical aesthetics and plastic surgery office, we use IPL to treat many skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, broken capillaries, pigmented lesions, and skin discoloration and reversing the signs of sun damage.
. IPL has been a valued tool in aesthetics to even out skin tone for over a decade.
How does IPL work?
IPL Photofacial is Intense Pulsed Light that emits multiple wavelengths into the skin and effectively targets pigment producing cells below the surface of the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy and destroys the hyperactive melanin producing cells in the layers of your skin, eventually dispersing pigmented areas. The spots are pulled to the surface, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that flakes off revealing beautiful, radiant skin beneath.
Am I good candidate for a Photofacial?
Those with a higher Fitzpatrick score, those with a tan and those with melasma ARE NOT good candidates. Because the light rays are attracted to pigment, darker skin tones can actually become discolored and melasma patches can become darker. For an explanation of Fitzpatrick Scores, please see below.
Conditions That Benefit From IPL Phtofacial:
There are many conditions that may benefit from the use of IPL Phtofacial, such as;
*If you are not an appropriate candidate for IPL Photofacial, it is likely that we have other products and services that may benefit you. Contact our office to book a personalized consultation to see how we can help you meet your skin care goals.
Length of Procedure?
Depends Upon Treatment Area
Results: For best results, 3-5 treatments are typically recommended, about four weeks apart.
Lasts: Photofacial results perpetually improve over time, with best results being seen three months after the last treatment. Sunburns and over exposure will bring back old spots and freckles and dullness will return if proper exfoliation during daily routines are neglected. A new series of treatments are recommended every year for optimal results.
For the best results, we suggest the following: Sun protection and skin care maintenance are essential to the longevity of the results.
**Each client is unique, and these are general treatment guidelines.